Breaking: Former Boston Bruins Goalie Accepts Trade With Linus Ullmark…

Though there are many different perspectives regarding Boston’s return on the Linus Ullmark deal, former goalie Andrew Raycroft of NESN thinks his old team made the right decision.

In exchange for Ullmark, the Ottawa Senators sent the Bruins a first-round draft selection this year, goaltender Joonas Korpisalo, and forward Mark Kastelic.

On Tuesday’s episode of “The Gresh & Fauria Show” on WEEI, Raycroft declared, “It’s a win for me because you had to trade Linus Ullmark.” “Having him return just wasn’t going to work, and the harder it is, the longer the deal drags on, the fewer places left for Linus to go.”

Former Bruins Goaltender Approves Of Linus Ullmark Trade

Raycroft does think the Bruins are trying to make more changes in the offseason, even if he didn’t specifically discuss what Boston received in return.

For the next 2024–25 season, Ullmark will receive a salary of $4.5 million with a $5 million cap hit. Boston gained cap space as a result of the deal since Korpisalo’s $5 million salary was reduced by the Senators’ agreement to take 25% of it.

With NHL free agency starting on Monday, the Bruins might make a major move with their extra cash.

Raycroft remarked, “I think this is a good start.” Here, there’s still a long way to go. Over the next week, they will have $24 million in cap room to spend on players, and there are a lot of men available. I like the way things are going because it allows free agency to begin and removes the biggest doubt from the Bruins’ situation, allowing them to focus on making calls, contacting agents, and signing players.

On Friday, June 28 at 7 p.m. ET, the Bruins obtained the No. 25 pick in the first round of the NHL Draft, which they can use.

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