Sweeney Says Bruins Are Eyeing One Player For PTO

According to Boston Bruins common supervisor Don Sweeney, the Boston Bruins need to signal one explicit participant for a qualified tryout invite prior to the group’s 2022-23 coaching camp kicks off this Thursday.

Speaking to a small media contingent of Kevin Paul Dupont (Boston Globe), and Mark Divver (NHL.com) on the ultimate day of the Prospects Challenge in Buffalo on Monday, Sweeney printed that he and his personnel are focused on a definite participant however wouldn’t say who or what place this PTO goal performs.

After the Boston Bruins signed facilities Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci, Sweeney indicated that PTO’s and the waiver twine might be an possibility prior to the common season kicks off on Oct. 12 in Washington D.C. towards the Capitals. With Bruins defensemen Matt Grzelcyk and Charlie McAvoy, in addition to winger Brad Marchand eligible to head on long-term harm reserve, Sweeney said that he’s going to have some brief cap house to make use of.

“We have some challenges, as do several teams and how we do that through trade or be it through waivers that really all teams are going to have to face,” Sweeney said on August 8. “We don’t have an issue certainly through November. We don’t have an issue because of LTI and the likelihood that will be an LTI with the injuries we have, the amount of injuries we have.”

So whilst the Boston Bruins are recently $2.2 million over the $82.5 million wage cap, they will have to have some cast cap house to play with by the point the 2022-23 common season starts.

Three weeks in the past, it used to be instructed right here that, in the event that they hadn’t already, the Boston Bruins will have to glance into signing one or either one of veteran defensemen P.Ok. Subban or Keith Yandle to a pro tryout. Both gamers are nonetheless to be had for Sweeney to usher in on PTO’s. However, there’s additionally any other veteran unrestricted unfastened brokers which may be of hobby as neatly. Here’s a handy guide a rough take a look at 3 extra doable defensemen PTO’s and 3 doable ahead PTO’s for the Boston Bruins:


Zdeno Chara – As reported right here final week, it’s extremely not likely that Zdeno Chara returns to the Boston Bruins to play what is going to most probably be his ultimate season, if he hasn’t performed his final already. As Chara’s agent, Matt Keator, instructed my BHN colleague Joe Haggerty, there ‘nothing’ to learn into with Chara’s marvel consult with to Warrior Arena final week. With that mentioned, by no means say by no means appropriate? And wouldn’t this be this type of nice tale? With that slight hope in thoughts, Chara makes this record. The 45-year-old, left-shot long term corridor of famer is popping out of a one-year, $1.5M ($750,00 AAV) contract with the New York Islanders. Chara had two targets and 12 assists in 72 video games final season.

Anton Stralman – The 36-year-old, right-shot defenseman is coming off a three-year, $16.5 million (5.5M AAV), contract he signed with the Florida Panthers however completed with the Arizona Coyotes final season. In 74 video games with the Coyotes final season, Stralman had 8 targets and 15 assists.

Kris Russell – Russell is popping out of a one-year, $1.2 million contract with the Edmonton Oilers and 6 directly seasons enjoying for the Oilers. The 35-year-old, left-shot rearguard had two targets and 7 assists in a 31-game injury-riddled season in 2021-22.


Tyler Ennis – The 32-year-old, 5-foot-9, 161-pound Ennis is popping out of a 12 months, $900,000 contract with the Ottawa Senators. Ennis had 8 targets, 16 assists in 57 video games for the Senators final season. Ennis is a pesky and speedy winger however could be a long-shot to make the Bruins roster.

Brian Boyle – After making the 2021-22 Pittsburgh Penguins roster on a qualified tryout, Brian Boyle turned into a key a part of the Penguins off and on the ice, and emerged as every other chief on a group with robust management core already. The Hingham, MA local and previous Boston College middle/wing had 11 targets and 10 assists in 66 video games final season. Could the 36-year-old Boyle do the similar for the Bruins this season?

Blake Comeau – After going unclaimed on waivers final November, Comeau by no means returned to the Dallas Stars lineup and completed with only a objective in six video games. Comeau did fight more than one accidents and fact learn, his present standing is unknown. However, he makes this record as a result of Sweeney has attempted to business for and signal Comeau prior to now. He’s 36 and would possibly not have the rest within the tank however perhaps Sweeney says ‘What the heck? Let’s give it a check out’



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