Jake DeBrusk admits the sad truth about future with Bruins

This doesn't bode well for continuing the relationship.



Boston Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk is playing in the final season of the two-year deal that he signed after taking back his previous trade request, and can become a free agent this offseason. 

And according to an NHL source, DeBrusk could be considered a "rental" - but its unclear whether or not it will be with his current team or if he'll be shipped elsewhere. But is there any chance that an extension could be worked out prior to the March 8 Deadline? 

Earlier today following their practice session, DeBrusk admitted that it's a situation that has been on his mind. 

“I think it’s probably more intense around a week [to go], but nine days aren’t really much [of a difference]," he said.

“Usually, when there’s trades around the league, it kind of stirs up talks between guys," he continued. "But, it’s been a pretty busy schedule, to be honest with you, with these time changes and everything. It’s in the back of everybody’s mind, obviously, because nobody is really safe. So, it’s one of those times that’s always intense and stressful, and as a fan, it’s exciting and stressful as well. It’s just kind of how it goes. I’ve gone through some pretty interesting ones, to be honest.”

DeBrusk then admitted that it's a situation that he's worried about.

“I feel like I’ve been around here long enough to know how the league works in that sense of things,” Debrusk said. “Obviously, there’s different things: guys getting injured around the league and different stuff that happens that’s under normal control. It will be interesting to see what teams are aggressive and what teams aren’t. But, of course, you always have that in the back of your mind. Obviously, two years ago was a little more intense on that side of things. But I think ever since I’ve been here, I’ve been worried.”

Will DeBrusk still be a member of the Bruins following the March 8 NHL Trade Deadline? 

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