Hard to imagine the Bruins signing anybody to a Michael Ryder-type deal tomorrow. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)
We're just over a day away from the opening of free agency. A look at the Bruins' current salary structure indicates that the organization will most likely not be chasing any big-time free agents tomorrow.
Marc Savard, $5 million
Patrice Bergeron, $4.75 million
Michael Ryder, $4 million
David Krejci, $3.75 million
Marco Sturm, $3.5 million
Chuck Kobasew, $2,333,333 million
Glen Murray, $1,383,333 million (buyout)
Blake Wheeler, $875,000
Milan Lucic, $850,000
Shawn Thornton, $516,667
* Phil Kessel and Byron Bitz will become restricted free agents tomorrow.
* Mark Recchi, P.J. Axelsson, and Stephane Yelle will become unrestricted free agents.
* Peter Schaefer could be bought out, which would add $700,000 in 2009-10 and 2010-11.
Zdeno Chara, $7.5 million
Dennis Wideman, $3.875 million
Aaron Ward, $2.5 million
Andrew Ference, $1.4 million
Mark Stuart, $1.3 million
* Matt Hunwick will become a restricted free agent tomorrow.
* Steve Montador and Shane Hnidy will become unrestricted free agents.
Tim Thomas, $5 million
Tuukka Rask, $850,000
Current cap hit: $49,383,333.
ANALYSIS: The Bruins will have approximately $7.4 million under the cap ceiling while having 16 players (ones assumed to be on the 2009-10 roster) under contract. So unless the plan is to sign some free agents starting tomorrow, then clear out space over the summer, it's unlikely that the Bruins will be going on a shopping spree.