NHL Rumors: Boston Bruins Considering Signing Player to PTO

While speaking with reporters, Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said that he is considering signing a player to a professional tryout (PTO) contract. He didn't, however, specify the player nor the position he plays.
Although the Bruins will be over the salary cap once they are fully healthy, they will start the season with cap space because Brad Marchand, Charlie McAvoy, and Matt Grzelcyk will be on LTIR after offseason surgeries. This, in turn, will keep them out of the lineup for the beginning of the campaign. Therefore, there's room for them to bring in a player on a PTO. 

With the Bruins' back end dealing with notable injury trouble, it seems more likely than not that Sweeney is targeting a defenseman. It is important to note that Mike Reilly is also recovering from offseason surgery, while Jakub Zboril suffered a season-ending torn ACL last year. Therefore, if they suffer setbacks, the B's could be down four defensemen to start the year. 

Alas, we will need to see if Sweeney ends up bringing in that unknown before training camp begins. 

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