By Chris Ryan | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
The 2018 NHL trade deadline is five days away. With the 3 p.m. deadline on Monday, Feb. 26 quickly approaching, rumors and trade talk continue to heat up, and the action will continue to grow leading up to the deadline. Here are NHL trade rumors from around the league for Wednesday, Feb. 21, with updates from the New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators, Winnipeg Jets, Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins and more.
Who else will Rangers move?
After announcing their intention to sell some of their current players, the Rangers started their pre-deadline deals by sending defenseman Nick Holden to the Boston Bruins in exchange for a 2018 third-round pick and defenseman prospect Rob O’Gara.
Holden will be a rental for the Bruins, with his contract set to expire after the season. The Rangers will now turn their attention to other possible deals before the Feb. 26 deadline.
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Bruins add Holden, but don’t want to pay much for other rentals
The Bruins were one of the first teams to dip their toes into the rental market heading into the trade deadline with their acquisition of Holden. Boston is well on its way to the postseason, since it currently sits second overall in the Eastern Conference, just one point behind the Lightning.
While they added some short-term depth with Holden, don’t look for the Bruins to pay big for other rentals.
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