The Boston Bruins and general manager Don Sweeney are in a bit of a tough spot.
They're up against the salary cap and it's the reason that Torey Krug will more than likely be playing for a new team next year.
Krug isn't the only player that won't be brought back.
While speaking to the media on Monday, Sweeney confirmed that he'll be letting three forwards walk and hit the free agent market.
Sweeney revealed that both Brett Ritchie and Brendan Gaunce won't receive qualifying offers and Joakim Nordstrom won't be getting an offer before free agency.
Did you want to see any of these forwards back next year?
Don Sweeney said the Bruins aren’t likely to be giving qualifying offers to RFAs Brett Ritchie and Brendan Gaunce, and they’ve informed Joakim Nordstrom that he probably won’t be coming back. DS didn’t rule out Nordstrom, but sounds like he’ll hit unrestricted free agency
— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) October 5, 2020