Hunwick: Return to Boston unlikely

Despite reports to the contrary, former Bruins defenseman Matt Hunwick said early Monday afternoon that he is unlikely to return to Boston.

The Boston Globe had reported Monday morning that Hunwick could be reacquired by Boston prior to the 3 p.m. ET NHL trade deadline as the Bruins are reportedly still looking for depth on the blue line. But Hunwick, who was dealt to Colorado for prospect Colby Cohen in November, said that while he had heard the same whispers, he had been told the club's recent signing of defenseman Shane Hnidy most likely meant no return to Beantown for Hunwick.

"I've only heard that from my agent but we think with the signing of of Hnidy, it won't happen," Hunwick said.

Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli also repeated to Bostonbruins.com around lunch time that he was only working on some "small" deals and informed the team that they shouldn't expect any big trades from the Bruins today.

"We may do something depth wise but we're just working on a couple small things," Chiarelli said to team website writer John Bishop. "I've told the team we're not making any major moves."