Source: Bruins keep Loui Eriksson past trade deadline

DJ Bean
February 29, 2016 - 10:04 am

According to a source familiar with the negotiations, the Bruins did not trade Loui Eriksson at the trade deadline and will continue to work on an extension for the player. Eriksson, 30, is in the final year of a six-year contract that carries a $4.25 million cap hit. Bruins general manager Don Sweeney admitted Sunday that he was shopping the player, though he noted his preference was to keep the player. The Bruins and Eriksson were not close on a new contract as of Sunday evening, though they now have until July 1 to reach an agreement. The team did make a trade in the final minutes leading up until Monday's trade deadline, however, adding veteran defenseman John-Michael Liles from the Hurricanes and winger Lee Stempniak from New Jersey.