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Rumors swirl about possible Moulson trade

BOSTON -- While the Bruins have exploded with 20 goals in their last four games, they are apparently still searching to add more offensive depth up front. Several sources from the Islanders told ESPNBoston.com that the Bruins and Islanders are discussing a possible trade that would send Islanders forward Matt Moulson to Boston possibly in exchange for prospects and picks or a combination of that with a roster player. No specific names were mentioned.

TSN's Bob McKenzie has shot down the scenario, however, reporting that "if the NYI are trading Matt Moulson, as has been reported/rumored elsewhere, I am told it's not to Boston."

Moulson, who is making $2.4 million this season and will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, has 14 goals and 26 points this season. Originally drafted by the Penguins in the ninth round of the 2003 NHL Draft, he has played 155 games with the Islanders and Kings at the NHL level, with his best season coming last season when he lit the lamp 30 times and had 48 points.

The Bruins are still tight against the $59.4 NHL salary cap with under a million to spend, so it's likely they would need to either move a roster player in this possible trade or make another deal to accommodate Moulson's salary.