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Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli looking for defensive depth

Patrice Bergeron greets goalie Chad Johnson after Boston’s 7-2 triumph.
Patrice Bergeron greets goalie Chad Johnson after Boston’s 7-2 triumph.barry chin/globe staff

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There is one surety for Peter Chiarelli on the current trade market: He won’t find another Dennis Seidenberg out there.

But that doesn’t mean that defense isn’t the focus for the Bruins general manager as he looks ahead to the trade deadline March 5, just 10 days after the rosters unfreeze after the Olympic break.

Chiarelli was clear that he is looking for some defensive depth for his team, which played admirably in two games without Zdeno Chara(and Adam McQuaid) heading into the break, while he is satisfied with his personnel on offense and in goal. But that won’t be easy to find.

“There’s really not that many players available, so beggars can’t be choosers, really, at this point,” Chiarelli said.

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