According to the Boston Globe, Andrew Ference’s name is being rumored around the league. Ference is in the last year of his contract and is not expected to be resigned by the Bruins following the completion of this season.
While Ference had his struggles early in the season, his play has improved as the season has progressed. If Ference is indeed moved, it probably will be to a contender who is looking to add depth for a playoff push. The Bruins would then try and acquire a higher priced defenseman who is in the last year of a deal. That way the daily cap hit will allow them to fit that player in under the current salary cap. If the Bruins have no plans to add depth on the blueline, a Ference deal is highly unlikely especially with the recent struggles of Matt Huwick and the inexperience of Johnny Boychuk.