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Possible Kessel compensation

Posted by Kevin Paul Dupont, Globe Staff  June 30, 2009 09:23 AM

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Phil Kessel, nearly traded to the Leafs on Friday, as of noon tomorrow is free to sign with any of the NHL's other 29 teams.

However, if the 21-year-old Kessel does sign one of those Group 2 offer sheets, the Bruins, if they were to decide not to match the offer and keep Kessel for a minimum of one year, would be due compensation.

According to the CBA, if the offer is between $3 million and $4,520,150, the Bruins would receive a first- and third-round draft pick.

If the offer is between $4.52 million and $6 million, compensation would be a first-, second- and a third-round pick.

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