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Asked Jan 29, 2020 by Dave
Boston Bruins logo Backes Cap Hit if he Retires

How will Backes contract effect the Bruins if he retires with another year left on his contract?

Feb 6, 2020

If Backes were to retire, his cap hit would be removed from Boston completely.  However, it is very unlikely he would retire and do that because then he would no longer receive the 4 Million he has remaining for next year.  If he no longer wants to play, the most likely outcome is that he would fail his training camp physical, and be on Long Term Injured Reserve (LTIR) for his final year.  While on LTIR, he still gets paid, and Boston can potentially exceed the cap by up to his cap hit.