Jagr, Pandolfo also moving on from Bruins

Jagr, Pandolfo also moving on from Bruins
June 26, 2013, 1:30 pm
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BOSTON -- The Bruins will have plenty of decisions to make with a number of players approaching free agency and the salary cap dropping to $64.3 million for the 2013-14 season.

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli met with reporters and cleared up some of the immediate picture with the news that Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference along with forwards Jay Pandolfo and Jaromir Jagr won't be returning to the Bruins next season.

The 38-year-old Pandolfo and the 41-year-old Jagr moving on aren't big surprises, but the end of a seven year relationship with alternate captain Ference was a little surprising.

"We already had our exit interview this morning, and it wasn't an easy conversation," said Chiarelli.

Furthermore, the B's general manager indicated that the team might want to bring veteran defenseman Wade Redden and backup goaltender Anton Khudobin, depending on Boston's cap situation.

"I told Anton to sit tight while we take care of Tuukka, and that we'll have a better idea of where we stand," Chiarelli said.

Rask is a restricted free agent who's going to cost the Bruins upwards of $6.5 million per season on a long-term deal, and could be worth every penny as one of the elite goaltenders around the NHL.

It's clear on Bruins break-up day that the team will look a little different next year no matter what. But Chiarelli and Co. will do their best to keep as much of the highly-successful Boston band together as possible.