If the Boston Bruins are planning on making a big move before the NHL trade deadline on Feb. 24, their options are dwindling.
One of their rumored trade targets, Tyler Toffoli, was dealt by the Los Angeles Kings to the Vancouver Canucks on Monday, according to TSN's Darren Dreger.
Toffoli has been traded to the Vancouver Canucks.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) February 18, 2020
Ex-Bruin Tim Schaller is headed to L.A. in the deal along with prospect Tyler Madden and a second-round pick, per TSN's Bob McKenzie.
Back in January, it was reported by Sportsnet NHL insider Elliotte Friedman the Bruins "could do a deal for Toffoli almost at any time" and "have that in their hip pocket." Now, Boston is forced to look in another direction. New York Rangers winger Chris Kreider is another player linked to the B's in trade rumors.
Toffoli, who had spent all of his eight-year career with the Kings, has 18 goals and 16 assists in 58 games this season.
The Bruins will see Toffoli and the Canucks on Saturday when they face off in Vancouver.