Marc Savard has passed his latest conditioning test and has been cleared to practice in non contract drills. An early December return is not out of the question, as is the same for Marco Sturm. Krejci is expected back within a game or two, meaning the Bruins will be at full health in just a couple weeks. However, there is always the cap issue, one that may force Peter Chiarelli to demote or trade off valuable assets from the current team. For Sturm and Savard to be activated from LTIR, they will need to shed 4.9 million in salary to fit both under the cap. Who should the Bruins move to fit Savard and Sturm in? Remember, the Bruins are carrying two additional players on the active roster.
Here is a potential lineup:
As the lineup above is broken down, Blake Wheeler(2.2), Andrew Ference (2.25), and Daniel Paille (1.075) are the guys shipped. In this scenario the Bruins would be below the cap by 625K. Jordan Caron would be a reserve forward, however, he may be better suited in Providence, with the Bruins recalling a defenseman in case of an injury.