Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli will have to make a move to get his team some relief from the salary cap, but the trading market is slowing him down.
"I've talked to a few guys and everything is kind of grinding to a halt," Chiarelli said during a conference call announcing the signing of four players, including newly acquired Gregory Campbell from the Florida Panthers.
The most likely candidates to be traded are still former number one goalie Tim Thomas and top center Marc Savard.
Both Thomas and Savard would have to waive no-trade clauses before being moved to a new team.
Thomas, who is coming off a rough 2009-10 campaign, still has three-years left on a 35+ contract that will cost the team $5 million in cap space annually.
Savard has a much friendlier cap hit of just over $4 million a season, which could possibly be moved to a team looking for a veteran center.