Bruins continue to look for help

Bruins need help

Even before the Bruins lost two regulars — Chris Kelly (broken foot) and Adam McQuaid (shoulder injury) — for the rest of the regular season, they were looking for help.

They haven’t been happy with their third line all year long, and just scratched Rich Peverley, a shadow of his Stanley Cup-winning versatility.

Stars captain Brenden Morrow would have been ideal there on a third line, but the Pittsburgh Penguins acquired the Dallas Stars forward for defenceman Joe Morrow, and a draft pick on Sunday.

The Bruins also need a left-shooting top four defenceman. They’ve sniffed around Jay Bouwmeester, but the price is too high; plus his price point (more than $6.5 million for one more year) is prohibitive. Would they take a run at Whitney, who went to Boston University? They won’t deal top forward prospect Ryan Spooner or Canadian national junior goalie Malcolm Subban in any big trades.