Training camp rumours: Pens, Sens, Flyers busy? Bruins Dman search + more

Bruins scrambling for help on the blueline

The Bruins have been long rumoured to be after a defenceman but injuries to Dennis Seidenberg and Zdeno Chara all but assure they make a deal in the coming days or weeks.

Would the perfect piece to dangle be forward Alexander Khokhlachev? The young Bruins forward has made it clear that he'd like a chance at the NHL level, and at 22 years of age, he has yet to crack the Bruins roster full time. The Bruins management might be losing patience too, as quiet rumblings  have the team gauging levels of interest around the league. Without a doubt, Khokhlachev would be highly sought after.

Rumoured trade partners include Montreal, Edmonton and Minnesota.

UPDATE: It's believed Khokhlachev is generating interest from SKA Petersburg if he decides to go the KHL route.

Flyers trying to move bodies

GM Ron Hextall continues to look for a taker for Vincent Lecavalier, although moving his $4.5 million cap hit for the next three seasons won't be easy. It's believed the team would like to make room for younger forwards like Scott Laughton.

The Flyers also continue to field offers for defenseman Luke Schenn, which they have been doing for most of the summer.

Penguins still active on trade front

Sounds like GM Jim Rutherford is still working the phones to upgrade Pittsburgh's blueline. There's less urgency on that front, as the team wouldn't mind seeing how young defensemen Derrick Pouliot and Brian Dumoulin can handle increased responsibilities.

Senators looking for a forward?

Reports suggest the Senators are trying to shore up their top six forward group, preferably before the season gets underway. This wouldn't be the first time GM Bryan Murray has looked for that final piece in the top six.

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