Team: Florida Panthers
Tom Gilbert is in his first season with the Florida Panthers after spending the first seven years of his career with the Edmonton Oilers and Minnesota Wild. This season, he played 58 games prior to the break, scoring 3 goals and adding 22 assists. Florida is far out of the playoff hunt — and moving to a division with the Bruins, Canadiens, Maple Leafs, Senators, and Red Wings has not helped.
Gilbert, 31, is a veteran who could give the Bruins good minutes down the stretch. After making the playoffs for the first time last year with the Wild, he will be hungry to get back. Gilbert also would be an economical steal compared with other trade possibilities; he is currently on a $900,000 deal that expires at the conclusion of this season.