There’s a chance the Boston Bruins could part ways with a pair of veterans prior to the 2015 NHL Trade Deadline.
According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, the Bruins are open to moving defenceman Dennis Seidenberg and forward Loui Eriksson prior to March 2.
The Bruins don’t have much free cap space and still have to sign pending restricted free agents Reilly Smith, Dougie Hamilton and Torey Krug, all of whom could earn decent salaries based on their quality play. Moving Seidenberg or Eriksson — or both — could alleviate some salary cap pressure.
Seidenberg, 33, is second only to Zdeno Chara in terms of ice-time leaders on the Bruins and has chipped in with nine points in 56 games. He has three more years on his contract that comes with a salary cap hit of $4 million.
Meanwhile, Eriksson has 31 points in 55 games this season. The 29-year-old has one more year remaining on his contract with a cap hit of $4.5 million.
The Bruins are currently holding onto the last wild card spot in the Eastern Conference with a two-point cushion on the Florida Panthers. They visit the Edmonton Oilers Wednesday on Sportsnet.