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Salary Cap Keeping Key Player Out of the Lineup for Bruins


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Dorin Canaday
March 28, 2023  (9:44 PM)
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The Bruins are on track to regain full health just in time for the playoffs, but the NHL's salary cap is reportedly preventing one player from rejoining the lineup.

Fit but Unable to Play

In a recent episode of Insider Trading, TSN's Darren Dreger provided an intriguing update about Taylor Hall, who has been on the LTIR since February 28th. According to Dreger:
''Sources say that he [Hall] feels that he is ready. The problem is the Bruins don't have the cap space to activate Taylor Hall.''

As per CapFriendly, the Bruins currently have a mere $39,062 in cap space remaining.
Nonetheless, a loophole in the league rules permits teams to exceed the salary cap during the playoffs, which might be part of Don Sweeney's plan. This strategy helped make room for Tyler Bertuzzi's arrival in Boston at the March 3rd Trade Deadline.
CapFriendly also noted that the Bruins could shuffle funds to activate Hall from the injured reserve:
The 31-year-old Hall has been a welcome addition to the team's third line this season, contributing 16 goals and 20 assists in 58 games before his injury.
As read on Bruins Insider - Bruins Unable to Activate Key Player Due to Salary Cap
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