The Bruins have a bit more salary cap flexibility than most teams and according to McKenzie that could put them in the market to add a significant player at the trade deadline, whether it be at forward or on defense.
The Bruins are more than $3.5 million under the salary cap at the moment. That cap space, when prorated, would allow them to add a player with a salary cap hit of more than $8 million. Basically almost any player that could potentially be available.
If the Bruins go after a top-end player that is available, as NHL Trade Rumors reported earlier, they would have to either part with Trent Frederic or Jake DeBrusk as part of a package deal to land that ‘significant player’ that they seek.
McKenzie also went on to say, the Bruins could also explore new contracts for their current goalies Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Halak, both of whom are eligible for unrestricted free agency after this season.