Breaking: Senators’ Ground set to Land Bruins’ 31-year-old Star In in High-Stakes Trade…

Breaking: Senators Set to Acquire Bruins’ 31-year-old Star in High-Stakes Trade

The Ottawa Senators are actively pursuing an upgrade in their goaltending, with reports indicating that they are in serious talks to trade for Linus Ullmark from the Boston Bruins. According to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Citizen, the Senators have intensified their efforts to secure Ullmark, as they are one of the last serious contenders for his acquisition.

“League sources told Postmedia earlier that the Senators have ramped up their pursuit of Ullmark from the Bruins,” Garrioch wrote. “Ottawa might be the last serious team in the mix.”

Garrioch further noted that the Senators have re-engaged with the Bruins to find a fit for acquiring Ullmark, with team president and general manager Steve Staios leading the charge.

Last season, the Senators ranked 31st out of 32 teams with a .884 save percentage and were 28th in goals against. Despite being a popular preseason pick to make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference, Ottawa’s subpar goaltending undermined their chances, leading to a disappointing finish with 78 points, placing them seventh in the Atlantic Division.

Ullmark represents one of the best available goalies for the Senators on the trade market. The goalie trade market has been active, with the Calgary Flames trading Jacob Markstrom to the New Jersey Devils and the Washington Capitals sending Darcy Kuemper to the Los Angeles Kings.

Proposed Trade Has Bruins Land $27 Million Defenseman for Ullmark

Trading Ullmark could free up $5 million in salary cap space for the Bruins and solidify Jeremy Swayman as their No. 1 goalie. Swayman performed exceptionally well during the Bruins’ 2024 playoff run, which ended in the second round against the Florida Panthers.

Ullmark has one year remaining on his contract with a $5 million cap hit and is eligible for unrestricted free agency in the summer of 2025. His contract includes a no-trade clause allowing him to veto trades to 16 teams. Therefore, any potential trade between the Bruins and Senators would only proceed if Ottawa is not on Ullmark’s no-trade list.

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