Boston Bruins transactions

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Boston Bruins logo Colby Cave
Colby Cave
2019-01-15
Edmonton Oilers Acquired C Colby Cave off waivers from the Boston Bruins.
2019-01-15
Boston Bruins logo Peter Cehlarik
Peter Cehlarik
2019-01-15
Recalled LW Peter Cehlarik from Providence (AHL).
2019-01-15
Boston Bruins logo Colby Cave
Colby Cave
2019-01-14
Waived C Colby Cave.
2019-01-14
Boston Bruins logo Charlie McAvoy
Charlie McAvoy
2019-01-12
Activated D Charlie McAvoy from injured reserve.
2019-01-12
Boston Bruins logo Cody Goloubef
Cody Goloubef
2019-01-11
Acquired D Cody Goloubef from the Ottawa Senators for Paul Carey.
2019-01-11
Boston Bruins logo Rick Nash
Rick Nash
2019-01-11
Announced RW Rick Nash has retired.
2019-01-11
Boston Bruins logo David Backes
David Backes
2019-01-04
Announced RW David Backes to has served his suspension.
2019-01-04
Boston Bruins logo David Backes
David Backes
2018-12-28
NHL suspended RW David Backes three games for an illegal check to the head.
2018-12-28
Boston Bruins logo Kevan Miller
Kevan Miller
2018-12-27
Activated D Kevan Miller from injured reserve.
2018-12-27
Boston Bruins logo Zdeno Chara
Zdeno Chara
2018-12-27
Activated D Zdeno Chara from injured reserve.
2018-12-27
Boston Bruins logo Urho Vaakanainen Loaned D Urho Vaakanainen to Team Finland (WJC). 2018-12-21
Boston Bruins logo Gemel Smith
Gemel Smith
2018-12-19
Assigned C Gemel Smith to Providence (AHL).
2018-12-19
Boston Bruins logo Gemel Smith
Gemel Smith
2018-12-18
Waived C Gemel Smith.
2018-12-18
Boston Bruins logo Jeremy Lauzon
Jeremy Lauzon
2018-12-18
Assigned D Jeremy Lauzon to Providence (AHL).
2018-12-18
Boston Bruins logo
2018-12-10
Waived C Martin Bakos.
2018-12-10
Boston Bruins logo Kevan Miller
Kevan Miller
2018-12-06
Placed D Kevan Miller on IR.
2018-12-06
Boston Bruins logo Connor Clifton
Connor Clifton
2018-12-06
Assigned D Connor Clifton to Providence (AHL).
2018-12-06
Boston Bruins logo Charlie McAvoy
Charlie McAvoy
2018-12-06
Activated D Charlie McAvoy from injured reserve.
2018-12-06
Boston Bruins logo Gemel Smith
Gemel Smith
2018-12-06
Acquired C Gemel Smith off waivers from the Dallas Stars.
2018-12-06
Boston Bruins logo Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson Recalled C Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson from Providence (AHL). 2018-12-03
Boston Bruins logo Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson Assigned C Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson to Providence (AHL). 2018-12-02
Boston Bruins logo Anders Bjork
Anders Bjork
2018-11-29
Assigned LW Anders Bjork to Providence (AHL).
2018-11-29
Boston Bruins logo Ryan Donato
Ryan Donato
2018-11-28
Recalled C Ryan Donato from Providence (AHL).
2018-11-28
Boston Bruins logo Jakub Zboril
Jakub Zboril
2018-11-21
Assigned D Jakub Zboril to Providence (AHL).
2018-11-21
Boston Bruins logo Kevan Miller
Kevan Miller
2018-11-21
Activated D Kevan Miller from injured reserve.
2018-11-21
Boston Bruins logo Colby Cave
Colby Cave
2018-11-20
Recalled C Colby Cave from Providence (AHL).
2018-11-20
Boston Bruins logo Zdeno Chara
Zdeno Chara
2018-11-20
Placed D Zdeno Chara on IR.
2018-11-20
Boston Bruins logo Connor Clifton
Connor Clifton
2018-11-15
Recalled D Connor Clifton from Providence (AHL).
2018-11-15
Boston Bruins logo Jakub Zboril
Jakub Zboril
2018-11-13
Recalled D Jakub Zboril from Providence (AHL).
2018-11-13
Boston Bruins logo Dan Vladar
Dan Vladar
2018-11-13
Assigned G Dan Vladar to Providence (AHL).
2018-11-13
Boston Bruins logo Jeremy Lauzon
Jeremy Lauzon
2018-11-11
Recalled D Jeremy Lauzon from Providence (AHL).
2018-11-11
Boston Bruins logo Dan Vladar
Dan Vladar
2018-11-10
Recalled G Dan Vladar from Providence (AHL).
2018-11-10
Boston Bruins logo Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson Recalled C Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson from Providence (AHL). 2018-11-09
Boston Bruins logo Jeremy Lauzon
Jeremy Lauzon
2018-11-06
Assigned D Jeremy Lauzon to Providence (AHL).
2018-11-06
Boston Bruins logo Anton Blidh
Anton Blidh
2018-11-06
Assigned LW Anton Blidh to Providence (AHL).
2018-11-06
Boston Bruins logo Anton Blidh
Anton Blidh
2018-11-05
Recalled LW Anton Blidh from Providence (AHL).
2018-11-05
Boston Bruins logo Ryan Donato
Ryan Donato
2018-11-01
Assigned C Ryan Donato to Providence (AHL).
2018-11-01
Boston Bruins logo Colby Cave
Colby Cave
2018-10-30
Assigned C Colby Cave to Providence (AHL).
2018-10-30
Boston Bruins logo Torey Krug
Torey Krug
2018-10-30
Activated D Torey Krug from injured reserve.
2018-10-30
Boston Bruins logo Colby Cave
Colby Cave
2018-10-29
Recalled C Colby Cave from Providence (AHL).
2018-10-29
Boston Bruins logo Jeremy Lauzon
Jeremy Lauzon
2018-10-29
Recalled D Jeremy Lauzon from Providence (AHL).
2018-10-29
Boston Bruins logo Jeremy Lauzon
Jeremy Lauzon
2018-10-28
Assigned D Jeremy Lauzon to Providence (AHL).
2018-10-28
Boston Bruins logo Jeremy Lauzon
Jeremy Lauzon
2018-10-25
Recalled D Jeremy Lauzon from Providence (AHL).
2018-10-25
Boston Bruins logo Urho Vaakanainen Recalled D Urho Vaakanainen from Providence (AHL). 2018-10-20
Boston Bruins logo
2018-10-13
Assigned C Martin Bakos to Providence (AHL).
2018-10-13
Boston Bruins logo Urho Vaakanainen Assigned D Urho Vaakanainen to Providence (AHL). 2018-10-05
Boston Bruins logo Peter Cehlarik
Peter Cehlarik
2018-10-01
Assigned LW Peter Cehlarik to Providence (AHL).
2018-10-01
Boston Bruins logo Trent Frederic
Trent Frederic
2018-10-01
Assigned C Trent Frederic to Providence (AHL).
2018-10-01
Boston Bruins logo Jack Studnicka
Jack Studnicka
2018-09-26
Assigned C Jack Studnicka to Oshawa (OHL).
2018-09-26
Boston Bruins logo Anton Blidh
Anton Blidh
2018-09-26
Assigned LW Anton Blidh to Providence (AHL).
2018-09-26

Trades

NHL player transactions include the exchange of players, prospects, and draft picks among teams. Teams only have until the trade deadline, which tends to fall on the last week of February or the first week of March. The trade deadline for the current season is Monday, February 26, 2018.

Signings, Terminations & Injury Designations

Other ways the players on a team are impacted are through signings, terminations, and injury designations.

Free agents

Players who are free agents have no contract and are able to sign with any club. Previously, players could have unrestricted free agency if they were 31 years old or over. After the CBA came out of the lockout in 2005, the rules changed. Now, players aged 27 and over, as well as those with at least seven years in the NHL with expired contracts, can become unrestricted free agents. Plus, players aged 22 years and over who are not selected in the NHL Draft can sign with any team as a free agent.

Unrestricted free agents can start negotiating and signing contracts with any team after July 1 of each year. Before, teams were awarded with draft picks as compensation when they lost unrestricted free agents. Since 2004, there has been no compensation.

Buyouts

Buyouts occur when teams buy a player at the end of a season for the remainder of the player’s contract. This impacts both pay and cap hit. For players under the age of 26, pay and cap hit are reduced by two-thirds. For players aged 26 to 35, pay and cap hit are reduced by one-third. Finally, for players over the age of 35, pay is reduced by one-third but cap hit is not reduced. In addition, the new team pays over twice the period of the remaining contract.

Injured Reserve List

Players who are injured, disabled, or sick and unable to play for at least seven days cannot be bought out. Instead, their teams may place them on the Injured Reserve List. A club can only put a player on the Injured Reserve List if the player had previously passed the initial physical examination of the season. The team can then replace the player on its NHL roster with someone else.

Assigning Players to the Minors & Call-Ups

If a player has already participated in a defined number of games or he has played in a certain number of seasons since the signing of the original contract, the player must be available to all NHL teams before he is assigned to the minors. This is called 'clearing waivers,' and it means that other NHL teams can 'claim' the player from the 'waiver wire,' meaning they assume the contract, and provide only a small financial compensation to the team from which the player originated. When players clear waivers, their teams have the right to loan them to a minor affiliate, typically an AHL team, or they can choose to keep them in their club. Once cleared, players don't need to do it again for the lesser of either 30 cumulative days on the roster, or until they've played in 10 games in the NHL.

Players can also rise from the minors to an NHL team. This is known as a call-up. Players may be called up due to an injury or suspension of another player, or a team can use a regular call-up of minor league affiliates who are yet to sign a contract.

The AHL

The AHL, or American Hockey League, is the primary development league for the NHL. The AHL is currently made up of 30 teams. Since there are currently 31 NHL teams, 3 NHL Teams are sharing 2 AHL teams. There are plans for the AHL to expand to 31 teams, so that each NHL team can once again have their own exclusive affiliate.

The ECHL

The ECHL (previously the East Coast Hockey League) is a mid-level league with teams from across the U.S. and Canada. It is the only other league (along with the AHL) to which all players with entry-level NHL contracts must report.

Roster Limits

Each team in the NHL has a roster limit of:

  • 50 players on contract
  • 20 players on “dressed list” for games
  • 23 players on the active NHL roster
  • 90 players on the reserve list

Players in the AHL and ECHL are part of the 50 contract limit but don’t contribute to the 23 active roster limit.

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