Bruins could deal first-round pick

BY foxsports • February 8, 2011

Peter Chiarelli is not messing around this February.

With the Bruins in first place in the Northeast Division, the team is in position to make a deep playoff run, and the general manager is looking to add a piece to make that leap.

"I'd bet on it," Chiarelli said on WEEI's Dale and Holley Show, when asked if he'll be making a trade before the Feb. 28 deadline.

Chiarelli said that the team has flexibility with Marc Savard's salary no longer counting against the salary cap, and he also said that the team would consider trading the first-round pick they own from Toronto, which they got in the deal for Phil Kessel.

As it stands now, that pick would give the Bruins the fifth pick in the draft. Having already drafted Tyler Seguin second overall last year with another Toronto first-round pick could make dealing this year's pick more palatable for Chiarelli.

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