Breaking News: The 2024–25 roster does not include four Boston players as the summer has officially started…

Boston Bruins newly hired head coach Jim Montgomery takes questions from members of the media during a news conference Monday, July 11, 2022, in Boston. The Bruins hired Montgomery as their new coach, giving the hockey lifer another chance at an NHL head-coaching job less than three years since he lost his first one. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

The Boston Bruins’ 2023–24 season came to an end against the Florida Panthers, just like it did the year before.,w_4262,h_2397,x_0,y_441/c_fill,w_1080,ar_16:9,f_auto,q_auto,g_auto/images%2FImagnImages%2Fmmsport%2F253%2F01hyr951p2bxc2ypxbf6.jpg

The Bruins lost to the Panthers in six games during the playoffs, despite their remarkable performance throughout the NHL regular season.

In order to improve the Boston Bruins to new heights before the 2024–25 season, supporters may anticipate that general manager Don Sweeney will be hard at work throughout this offseason.

The NHL is known for its summertime roster changes, so it’s likely that a number of this year’s players won’t be back in the autumn, whether it’s as a result of a trade or free agency.

Taking that into consideration, here are four Bruins that most likely won’t be back for the NHL season of 2024–2025.

1. G. Linus Ullmark

This summer, fans of the Bruins will be keeping a close check on a number of important players, including Linus Ullmark.

As he approaches the last year of his contract, the veteran goalkeeper and 2022–23 Vezina Trophy winner’s future in Boston is uncertain.

The Bruins are under pressure to try to transfer Ullmark now rather than risk losing him for nothing next summer, since he may choose to sign with another team when the 2025 free agency period opens.

2. LW/RW James van Riemsdyk

Following the Bruins’ playoff exit, general manager Sweeney told reporters that the team had already discussed the upcoming summer with all of its pending free agents.

One name that might depart town is James van Riemsdyk, assuming that not everyone is being brought back.

In the offseason of last year, the Bruins signed van Riemsdyk to a cheap one-year contract, hoping he would bring some scoring depth.

The veteran winger is past his prime, but in his two seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers, he showed that he was still a reliable depth scorer, tallying 36 goals in 143 games.

3. D. Derek Forbort

Despite spending the last three seasons with the Bruins, Derek Forbort’s 2023–24 campaign was undoubtedly his poorest with the team.

With his impending status as an unrestricted free agency, it appears that his days as a 2010 first-round selection may be numbered.

Just 35 games were played by Forbort last season, which is the second-fewest since he started playing regularly in the NHL in 2017.

Although injuries contributed to his absence, the 32-year-old defender was also a healthy scratch on several occasions, indicating that head coach Jim Montgomery no longer sees him as a key player in the team’s strategy.

4. RW/LW Jake DeBrusk

One player that many Bruins supporters don’t want to see go is Jake DeBrusk, one of the team’s pending free agents.

After being selected by Boston with the 14th overall pick in 2014, the 27-year-old has spent seven seasons playing 465 games with the team, scoring 138 goals and dishing out 128 assists.

DeBrusk finally came of age in 2022–2023 after years of flashing flashes of his talent. In 64 games, he scored a career-high 50 points and scored 27 goals.

Even yet, he was unable to match his success from the previous campaign, ending with just 40 points and 19 goals in 80 games.

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