Boston Bruins Rumor: Bruins Pursuing D-Man Marco Scandella
The Boston Bruins are in hot pursuit of a left-shot defenseman.
And according to a report, one of the players they are pursuing is Minnesota Wild defenseman Marco Scandella.
Scandella checks a lot of the boxes for what the Boston Bruins are looking for. He is a 27-year-old left shot defenseman who logs an average of 19:49 minutes per game.
What Boston is looking for is a left-shot player who is in their late twenties who can log a significant amount of minutes and several years left on a contract. Which Scandella fits.
He was exposed by the Wild alongside Matt Dumba and it took the Wild trading something to Vegas to avoid one of them being picked up by the Golden Knights.
With Scandella there are currently several teams interested in him with the Bruins just being one of those teams.
There are other left-shot options the Boston Bruins could pursue though. One of them is 25-year-old Nate Schmidt who was picked by Las Vegas in the expansion draft.
Schmidt was a member of the Washington Capitals and his career ATOI is 16:34, not as high as Scandella, but still an option that checks most of the boxes for Boston.