It’s been a rough summer for the Boston Bruins, Atlantic Division rivals of the Detroit Red Wings.
Captain Patrice Bergeron was announcing his retirement. Expectations are that foward David Krejci will be following suit. The club was jettisoning top-six forward Taylor Hall to the Chicago Blackhawks in a salary dump.
#NHLBruins goaltender Jeremy Swayman awarded one-year contract worth $3.475 million.
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) August 1, 2023
On Tuesday, an abitration hearing was awarding Bruins goaltender Jeremy Swayman a one-year, $3.475-million contract. Earlier, Boston forward Trent Frederic and the team were reaching agreement on a two-year deal with $4.6 million.
This leaves the Bruins with 22 players under contract and $417,000 in projected available salary cap space. The minimum salary for an NHL player is $750,000, so yeah, Boston has a bit of a money crunch on its hands.
Red Wings In Case You Missed It
- Red Wings center Klim Kostin is happy to be earning more than an NBA mascot
- Detroit draft pick defenseman Brady Cleveland has a mean streak in him
- Joe Veleno is among three Red Wings players who need to score more goals in 2023-24
- The Red Wings’ goaltending ranks fifth in the Atlantic Division
Red Wings Offseason
Kim Sebrango, the mother of former Red Wings farmhand Donovan Sebrango, took to social media, posting photos of her son in his new Senators gear.
First day with the new gear!! Love it! pic.twitter.com/co5bUNbw6a
— Kim Sebrango (@Sebrango_9) July 21, 2023
Donovan Sebrango was part of the package Detroit shipped to Ottawa to acquire forward Alex DeBrincat.
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