3 Boston Bruins Not Expected Back in 2023-24

The Boston Bruins could very well win the Stanley Cup this season. They are off to a historic start and it's going to take something special from their opponents to knock the B's off in a seven-game series. While most of everyone's focus is on this season, let's jump ahead to the upcoming offseason and showcase three Bruins players who aren't expected back next season:

Chris Wagner

A rather easy target, Chris Wagner won't be back in Boston in 2023-24. The veteran forward is a pending unrestricted free agent and has been taken out of the Bruins' plans this season. He's managed to appear in only one game so far in 2022-23 and has spent most of the season in Providence playing in the AHL. Wagner's fifth season in Boston's organization will likely be his last.

Nick Foligno

With the Bruins only having roughly $10 million in cap space to work with next season, don't expect to see the team re-sign 35-year-old forward Nick Foligno. He's injured at the moment and will be in tough to get back before the end of the regular season. He's having a decent season with 26 points in 60 games, and should he get healthy, could likely find some time on the team's third or fourth line for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  

Anton Stralman

The veteran defenseman has been buried in the minors most of this season and at 36 years old is likely playing his final season in the NHL .Stralman may head back to Sweden to finish up his hockey career in the SHL, in front of family and friends. 

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