Bruins Confirm: Carl Soderberg Will Not be Signed

With the Boston Bruins entering an offseason with massive cap difficulties, new GM Don Sweeney confirmed what most had suspected: The Bruins are unlikely to re-sign free agent forward Carl Soderberg.

(Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports)
(Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports)
Soderberg was drafted by the St. Louis Blues back in 2004, but remained in Sweden until he was signed by Boston, making his debut in the 2012-13 season. He broke out the following year with a 48 point performance (16 G, 32 A) and was an effective, cap-friendly third line center for the Bruins this past season.

However, Soderberg, 29, is likely to get paid this summer and will get much larger offers on the open market come July 1 than he’s likely to get from Boston. As a depth center with scoring ability, Soderberg will be a coveted free agent.

With the team up against the cap, it’s not surprising that Sweeney also confirmed he doesn’t plan on re-signing Gregory Campbell or Daniel Paille.

General Fanager projects the Bruins to have $6,881,190 of cap space before they re-sign RFAs Dougie Hamilton, Brett Connolly, and Ryan Spooner.

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