ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun reports that the Bruins are very active as the league prepares for tomorrow's draft. In addition to learning that Nathan Horton plans to sign elsewhere, LeBrun checks in on what else is brewing with GM Peter Chiarelli.
NEWARK, N.J. -- The Boston Bruins appeared ready to shake things up Saturday on the eve of the NHL draft.
All confirmed by sources:
* Nathan Horton's camp informed Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli on Saturday afternoon that the UFA winger was leaving the organization.
“Nathan Horton has informed the Bruins that he is going to explore his options via unrestricted free agency," agent Paul Krepelka reiterated to ESPN.com, a statement that he first gave to TSN's Bob McKenzie.
* Tyler Seguin’s name was making the rounds in trade chatter, the Bruins willing to listen.
* The Bruins would like to move up in the draft.
* And add Boston to the long list of teams that have inquired about UFA center Vincent Lecavalier.
The Bruins have a lot of balls in the air, a rival team executive told ESPN.com, and they are talking to a lot of teams about a lot of things. Chiarelli was spotted at one point Saturday chatting closely with Lightning GM Steve Yzerman. Could it have been about Seguin? Hard to say. Or maybe Chiarelli was getting a scouting report on Lecavalier. Or maybe they were making a dinner date.
To read LeBrun's full entry from his Cross Checks blog, CLICK HERE.