The buyout window shuts for good at 5pm on June 30 and the Bruins have yet to use their allotment of two. With the team in need to sign Krug and Reilly Smith and having 1.67 mill in current cap space (~5.7 million after Savard LTIR money), do the B's use 1 or 2 get of Cap Hell Free Card(s) available to them.
Kelly---seems the most obvious at 3 million. (6 million for 2 years)
Chara---6.9 million (~21 million over next 3 years but a cap friendly hit of 4 million in year 4). Much like Tampa did with Vinny's contract. He's still a Norris Candidate of course.
Boychuk-- ~3.36 million. Would be better to trade for future assets.
Loui---4.25 million (~9.5 over 2 years)
Seems like the new cap has forced the Bruins hand.
Luc Dufour was as tough as Nails.