Official update on Linus Ullmark as Lightning and the Edmonton Oilers trade link with Boston key man

Official update on Linus Ullmark as Lightning and the Edmonton Oilers trade link with Boston key man

The Tampa Bay Lightning, Edmonton Oilers, and Boston Bruins may want to contact the Boston Bruins about Linus Ullmark as the NHL season has just begun.

As Andrei Vasilevskiy recovers from back surgery, the Tampa Bay Lightning are attempting to adjust.
In order to hold down the fort until Vasilevskiy’s anticipated return in early December, they are hoping that back-ups Jonas Johansson and Matt Tomkins can step in.

Jack Campbell and Stuart Skinner, the Edmonton Oilers’ forward pairing, struggled in the team’s opening two games.
There has been some speculation regarding whether one of those teams will check into Linus Ullmark’s availability as the goaltender for the Boston Bruins.

The contract for the 30-year-old Vezina Trophy winner Ullmark, who averages $5 million annually, runs through 2024–2025.
According to PuckPedia, he also has a 16-team no-trade clause for this season.

Since the Lightning have been preparing Jeremy Swayman to be their starting quarterback, Stan Fischler raised the possibility that Bruins general manager Don Sweeney might trade for Ullmark.
But according to sources, Julien BriseBois, the general manager of the Lightning, has no plans to acquire a goaltender through trade.

Jimmy Murphy of Boston Hockey Now questioned how patient GM Ken Holland will be if his goaltending continues to be an issue following the Edmonton Oilers’ 8-1 season-opening defeat to the Vancouver Canucks.

If Campbell or Skinner have a bad season, Holland may look for assistance in goal, according to a source close to the NHL, cited by Murphy. That source had heard a rumor that the Oilers had looked into Ullmark and Swayman over the summer and believed they could do so again.

The Oilers still have plenty of time to rebound from their opening-week setbacks. If Holland were to shop for goaltending assistance, he most likely wouldn’t find it in Boston.
Keeping their award-winning goalie duo together will help the Bruins remain a playoff contender despite this season’s transition.


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