Various sources tonight report the Calgary Flames and Boston Bruins are close to a deal which would send Flames captain Jarome Iginla to the Bruins.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: As per TSN, the return to the Flames would be defenseman Matt Bartkowski, prospect Alexander Khokhlachev and a first round pick. Iginla was a healthy scratch from tonight’s Flames – Avalanche game, while Bartkowski was a healthy scratch from the Bruins and Khokhlachev was a scratch from the Bruins AHL affiliate in Providence. TSN’s Bob McKenzie also suggests the Flames could be using the Bruins offer as leverage, and simply scratched Iginla in order to protect him as a trade asset. If the trade is formalized the official announcement isn’t expected tonight.