Ok, so if the Bruins can get a trade worked out to move on from Jake DeBrusk, then I’m sure they would pursue it. If not, here’s hoping that he can find his goal-scoring touch from a couple of seasons ago.
At his end of the year media availability, Cassidy expressed working with DeBrusk to get him better for next season. That doesn’t sound like a comment about a player who the origination might be moving on from this summer. DeBrusk will be in the final year of his two-year bridge deal with a $3.675 million cap hit.
This season saw DeBrusk a healthy scratch twice, while dropping all the way down to the fourth line in the postseason. That’s a far cry from two seasons ago when he potted 27 goals in 2018-19 and 19 more in the shortened 2019-20 campaign. In 41 games in the regular season, DeBrusk had just five goals and nine assists.
Is DeBrusk going to be on the roster when training camp begins? Most likely. How will he come back next season and will he find his goal-scoring touch? That remains to be seen. The Bruins might need to find the goal-scoring touch again, depending on what the roster looks like in September.