Boston Bruins Unrestricted Free Agent: Nick Foligno

Published May 27, 2023 at 1:45

The Boston Bruins are jammed with salary cap already going into next season, so signing higher end UFA's is gonna be quite the challenge for management.

One of those unrestricted free agents being Nick Foligno, who joined the Bruins in early 2021. The Bruins could really use his leadership, size, and grit in the lineup, but it's unknown if the 35-year-old will be back with the Bruins next season.

In his finally media availability back on May 2, Foligno said his preference is to re-up with the Boston Bruins and hopefully help the Bruins redeem themselves for their disappointing seven-game first round series loss to the now Eastern Conference Champions, Florida Panthers.

Nick Foligno stated,
«I can't think any other way, you know, and I'm so committed to this group that I can't say in the past that, this is all of us right now, and I would love to stay, and I still feel like I'm a part of this team, a big part of this team and can help this team, so, it's a hard one to answer because there's so much unknown going into this offseason but I hope to be standing here again in the fall,»

Foligno and Boston Bruins' General Manager Don Sweeney seem to be on the same page, as Foligno said,
«Yeah, I think there's a mutual respect for what I can bring to this group we've talked about that, it's obviously just going to be shaken out as the year goes on, but just to at least know that there's mutual interest is a good feeling,»

However, if the feeling changes and the Boston Bruins move on from Foligno, the winger stressed that he will play another season in the NHL.

«Absolutely, yeah, definitely, I still feel like I have lots to give and especially with the motivation of this year going into the summer, it can only burn the fire inside me even more.»

The Bruins could really go either way here, but they are trying to get younger in their bottom six and Foligno would be a last resort. If he does hit the market it's more then likely he gets picked up, as plenty of teams can use his grit and leadership.

Per: Bostonhockeynow
May 27   |   73 answers
Boston Bruins Unrestricted Free Agent: Nick Foligno

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