Bruins Rumors: Boston To Try & Re-sign Pending Free Agent

The Boston Bruins are reportedly making efforts to re-sign forward Danton Heinen, one of their nine pending unrestricted free agents. 

According to TFP’s David Pagnotta, the Bruins plan to initiate contract discussions with Heinen’s camp, led by agent Allain Roy, later this week. 

Heinen, who turns 29 on July 5, had a productive season, posting 17 goals and 19 assists for 36 total points across 74 games, marking the second-highest points total of his career. 

Having earned $775,000 this past season, he is expected to command a raise, with a mid-term deal in the three-year range appearing likely, as noted by Pagnotta.

With approximately $21 million in salary cap space, GM Don Sweeney has a busy offseason ahead as he retools the roster for the 2024-25 campaign. 

The departures of defenseman Derek Forbort and forward Milan Lucic, who are both expected to test the free agent market, leave depth holes to fill. 

The 28-year-old has spent five seasons of his eight-year career with the Bruins, amassing 51 goals and 88 assists for 139 total points across 294 games played.

Re-signing Heinen would help maintain some stability and offensive capability within the team. Sweeney aims to address these gaps while also acquiring another scoring forward, making Heinen’s retention a crucial step in the Bruins’ offseason strategy.

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