Possible Kessel compensation

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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