Updated salary breakdown

With Stephane Yelle signed to a one-year, $750,000 contract today, here is the current salary grid detailing the annual cap hit of the players contending for 2008-09 jobs in Boston. Please note that Glen Murray’s buyout number is included:

Forwards

Marc Savard, $5 million
Patrice Bergeron, $4.75 million
Michael Ryder, $4 million
Marco Sturm, $3.5 million
Chuck Kobasew, $2.33 million
Phil Kessel, $2.2 million
Peter Schaefer, $2.1 million
P.J. Axelsson, $1.85 million
Glen Murray, $1,383,333 million
David Krejci, $883,000
Petteri Nokelainen, $850,000
Milan Lucic, $850,000
Stephane Yelle, $750,000
Vladimir Sobotka, $750,000
Shawn Thornton, $517,000
Jeremy Reich, $487,500

Defensemen

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
Andrew Alberts, $1.25 million
Shane Hnidy, $757,000

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* Matt Lashoff and Matt Hunwick will contend for NHL jobs. But for this model, their salaries are not included.

Goalies

Manny Fernandez, $4.33 million
Tim Thomas, $1.1 million

* Tuukka Rask will most likely spend another season in Providence.

Current cap hit: $56,219,999.

* Per this model, the Bruins are $480,001 under the $56.7 million cap ceiling. However, this model includes 24 players, one over the maximum in-season allotment.

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