Bruins offer the latest update on Jeremy Swayman

The Bruins still need to sign their starter.

Michael W.

The Boston Bruins have already made a pair of significant splashes in free agency, bringing aboard both Elias Lindholm and Nikita Zadorov. This came on the heels of them having acquired goaltender Joonas Korpisalo from the Ottawa Senators in the tree that sent Linus Ullmark to the Canadian capital city. 

But one move of note that still needs to be made is a new contract for goaltender Jeremy Swayman, who is a restricted free agent. Following the signings of both Lindholm and Zadorov, the Bruins have just over $8 million left in available cap space with which to work.

According to Bruins GM Don Sweeney, it's still a priority to get Swayman inked to a new deal, but that the particulars are still being worked out.

“We’re going to continue to find a negotiated landing spot,” said Sweeney. “The timing is what it is. However long it takes, it’s not impacted by what we did today. We’re in a great spot to find the best-negotiated deal we can find for both sides.”

Last season with the Bruins, Swayman amassed a record of 25-10-8 with a 2.53 goals against average, .916 save percentage and a trio of shutouts. He also was Boston's starting goaltender for all but one of their games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. 

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