Linus Ullmark posts cryptic message on social media

Is this goodbye?

Michael W.

Is Boston Bruins goaltender Linus Ullmark preparing to depart the organization that he's spent the last three seasons with? 

One of the biggest orders of business for Bruins general manager Don Sweeney this offseason will be deciding how to move forward between the pipes, as Ullmark has one year remaining left on his current deal while Jeremy Swayman, who started the majority of Stanley Cup Playoffs games, is in need of an extension.

Ullmark found himself in the middle of multiple trade rumors this season, and reportedly vetoed a move that would have sent him to the Los Angeles Kings. But with Boston entrusting Swayman with the starting responsibilities in the postseason (other than Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarter Finals against the Toronto Maple Leafs), the writing could be on the wall that Boston intends to move forward with Swayman. 

And while it's been reported that multiple teams are allegedly interested in acquiring Ullmark, the man himself took to social media earlier today to post a cryptic message that many are interpreting as his bidding farewell. He wrote:

"Thank you Bruins fans for this memorable season. Celebrating the centennial season for the spoked B has been a pleasure sharing with all of you."

This past season, Ullmark amassed a record of 22-10-7 with a 2.58 goals against average, .915 save percentage and a pair of shutouts. He was originally selected in the 6th round (163rd overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft by the Buffalo Sabres, with whom he spent the first portion of his career before signing with the Bruins in 2021. 

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