3 Bruins Who Need to Rebound in 2021-22

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 16: Matt Grzelcyk #48 of the Boston Bruins skates against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on February 16, 2020 in New York City. The Bruins defeated the Rangers 3-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 16: Matt Grzelcyk #48 of the Boston Bruins skates against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on February 16, 2020 in New York City. The Bruins defeated the Rangers 3-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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Jan 23, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk (74) looks to pass during the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 23, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk (74) looks to pass during the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports /

Jake DeBrusk

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.

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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.