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Goaltending moves: Bruins trade Vladar, sign Grosenick

The Bruins are wheeling and dealing goaltenders!

NHL: APR 11 Capitals at Bruins Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Boston Bruins are going to look different between the pipes in the upcoming season!

The B’s announced that they traded rookie goaltender Dan Vladar to the Calgary Flames for a third-round pick in the 2022 draft.

Vladar appeared in five games for the Bruins during the 2020-21 season. He was 2-2-1 with a 3.40 GAA and .886 save percentage. The rookie had a few great games with the Bruins, including his first professional win that was capped off with a highlight-reel worthy save.

This evening, it was also confirmed that the Bruins signed Buffalo Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark to a four-year, $5M AAV contract.

Sending Vladar to Calgary frees up some cap space, and it definitely seems that the Bruins are preparing for Ullmark to slide into the #1 spot long-term.

The Bruins also signed goaltender Troy Grosenick to a one-year deal.

The 31-year-old has seven full seasons of AHL experience under his belt. In two games with the Los Angeles Kings last season, Grosenick posted a .922 save percentage and a 3.00 GAA. In his last full season in the AHL with the Milwaukee Admirals in 2019-20, he had a .920 save percentage and a record of 20-9-5.

With the moves, it appears the Bruins will be going with the tandem of Ullmark and Jeremy Swayman as Tuukka Rask’s future with the team following his surgery seems more uncertain.

Welcome to the Black and Gold, Ullmark and Grosenick!