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Murphy: Bridge Deal For McAvoy Could Be Best Option For All Involved (BHN+)



Boston Bruins Charlie McAvoy

After avoiding arbitration with 24-year old restricted free agent forward Danton Heinen, signing him to a two-year deal worth $5.8 million, the Boston Bruins now have $8.1 million in salary cap space to lock up their two key remaining RFA’s in defensemen Charlie McAvoy and Brandon Carlo. The problem is that Bruins general manager Don Sweeney only has $8.1 million to do so and unless he can unload some salary via a trade soon, his best option, if it’s available, may eventually be to lock McAvoy up to a one-year bridge deal with a cap hit in the neighborhood of $5 million and then give Carlo a three-year deal at $3 million per season.

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