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Will The Boston Bruins Trade Loui Eriksson?

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe,

If Loui Eriksson were two years younger, the Bruins would have an easy decision to make.

They would give Eriksson a long-term extension, perhaps as many as seven years at around $5 million annually. It would be market price for a smart, strong, and versatile wing who has been one of the Bruins’ three best players this season.

But Eriksson is 30 years old with a concussion history. His trade value is high enough to net the Bruins a major score before the deadline. It’s hard to project how many productive seasons Eriksson can play before his skates start to slow.

It leaves general manager Don Sweeney and his hockey operations colleagues with the most important decision of the season: whether to re-sign or trade Eriksson.

It is not an easy call.

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