The Boston Bruins could look to trade Marc Savard this off-season, despite the fact the 37-year-old centre hasn’t played since January 2011 as he deals with symptoms of post-concussion syndrome.
According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, if the Bruins manage to move Savard’s contract it would give them more room to make signings and trades while simultaneously helping another team get to the cap floor.
Savard, despite his absence from the game, is still on the Bruins’ payroll because he has not officially retired. He is on long-term injured reserve but has two seasons remaining on the seven-year, $28.05-million extension he inked in late 2009.
The Bruins don’t have much cap space to work with and still need to re-sign restricted free agents Dougie Hamilton, Brett Connolly, Ryan Spooner and Niklas Svedberg, plus make decisions on whether or not to bring back pending unrestricted free agents Gregory Campbell, Carl Soderberg, Dan Paille, Adam McQuaid and Matt Bartkowski.
In 807 career NHL games, the Ottawa native registered 207 goals, 499 assists for 706 points. He also added 22 points in 25 post-season contests.