Matt Hunwick had been traded to the Colorado Avalanche. In return the Bruins will receive defenseman Colby Cohen. Colby is a 6’2” 200 pound right handed shooting defenseman. A former second round pick out of Boston University, Cohen is expected to join Providence when he arrives to the Bruins organization.
With this trade, expect Adam McQuaid to be in the lineup as the 6th defenseman. Another potential move could be calling up Matt Kampfer or Matt Bartkowski, who were both impressive in training camp. With Marc Savard’s return on the horizon, shedding Hunwick’s 1.45 million salary may be the first of many moves in attempts to get Savard and Sturm back on the team and under the cap.