With the departure of center David Krejci, the Boston Bruins are looking for a second-line center. With no free agents left, they will likely have to go the trade route.
Amalie Benjamin of NHL.com reports because of Krejci’s decision to return to the Czech Republic, what was once a strength of the Bruins has become a weakness. They will try Charlie Coyle between Taylor Hall and Craig Smith on the second line to start.
Coyle didn’t have his best season in 2020-21, scoring 16 points (six goals, 10 assists) in 51 games, so Boston may need to upgrade if it wants to make a serious run at the Stanley Cup.
The Arizona Coyotes have let teams know that Christian Dvorak is available for trade and the Bruins may target him to fill the second-line center role.