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Bruins’ Jake DeBrusk requests trade, will play with team until deal is reached

Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk has three goals in 17 games this season.Joshua Bessex/Associated Press

Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk has requested to be traded, coach Bruce Cassidy said, but will apparently play with the team until a deal is reached.

He was on the ice with Erik Haula and Curtis Lazar on the fourth line at the morning skate ahead of Tuesday’s game against the Detroit Red Wings at TD Garden.

On Monday night, Sports Network in Canada reported that DeBrusk had requested the trade, citing his agent Rick Valette. Valette said DeBrusk needed a “change of scenery.”

DeBrusk declined an interview request on Tuesday made through the team’s communications department.

DeBrusk has three goals in 17 games. He only had five goals in 41 games last season.


DeBrusk was a first-round pick, one of three straight first-round picks for the Bruins in 2015. He was taken 14th overall, behind defenseman Jakub Zboril and ahead of forward Zach Senyshyn.

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