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Boston Bruins officially permit Jeremy Swayman to receive offers from teams


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Samer Dagher
July 7, 2024  (1:00 PM)
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Boston Bruins goaltender Jeremy Swayman
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The Boston Bruins have officially granted permission for star goaltender Jeremy Swayman to receive contract offers from other NHL teams.

Recently, the Boston Bruins and Jeremy Swayman chose not to file for arbitration, opening the possibility that he might join a new team next season.
In recent days, Jeremy Swayman decided not to file for salary arbitration with the Boston Bruins, which was surprising since they went to arbitration last season and were expected to do so again. Today, the Bruins also opted not to file for arbitration with Swayman.
Bruins have elected not to file for arbitration

Typically, both sides file for arbitration to allow time for negotiation while the team retains exclusive rights to the player. In this case, that won't happen, and the Bruins risk losing Jeremy Swayman.
With both sides declining salary arbitration, the range of outcomes for Jeremy Swayman staying or leaving Boston grows significantly.
First, an extension is possible. With arbitration, Swayman would have been signed to a one-year contract at a price determined by the arbiter. Now, the two sides can focus on negotiating a long-term extension instead.
Second, there's the possibility of an offer sheet from another team. With arbitration off the table, other teams can now offer Swayman a contract.
Third, the Bruins could trade Swayman's rights to another team, leading to an extension in the new city and allowing the Bruins to gain some assets in return. Reportedly, several teams are checking in on Swayman's status.
The #NHLBruins have not elected to file for arbitration with Jeremy Swayman. He is now eligible for an offer sheet.

The Bruins have $8.64M in cap space. Possible teams who could target Swayman (cap space + assets) could be the Hurricanes, Kraken, Sabres, Red Wings, or Flyers.

Currently, there are no major reports indicating a breakdown between Swayman and the Bruins. Many expect a long-term deal to be signed in the coming days. However, if a deal is not reached, other teams may try to swoop in and make an offer.
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Boston Bruins officially permit Jeremy Swayman to receive offers from teams

Will Jeremy Swayman end up on a new team for the 2024-25 NHL season or stay with the Boston Bruins?

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