The Boston Bruins have had some unfortunate injuries hit their top six to start the season, and if it continues, they'll have a hard time making the playoffs. 

Despite the injuries, the Bruins are still fully in it, only four points out of the last Wild Card spot and just one point out of third place in the Atlantic Division. 

General manager Don Sweeney will definitely need to find some help and it looks like he might be looking to make a deal with former Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli. 

Chiarelli, is of course the current general manager of the Edmonton Oilers, and the Oilers have been the most disappointing team to start the season and need to make a move themselves. 

According to NHL Insider Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet & Hockey Night In Canada, the Bruins have been kicking tires on Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. 

Hopkins does carry a $6million cap hit, but could give the Bruins top six the boost they need, he currently has 17 points in 24 games. 

The Oilers need defense and the Bruins have quite the depth in the system. 

Do you think Nugent-Hopkins would be a good fit for the Bruins up front?

Source: Nick Kypreos / Hockey Night In Canada
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