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from Kevin Paul Dupont of Bruins Blog at the Boston Globe,
LAS VEGAS—The Bruins didn’t come here with the idea of hitting a jackpot, but they found out just after noon here that they won’t have to shell out another $1.4 million to ex-right winger Glen Murray.
Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli just confirmed that arbitrator Richard Bloch ruled that the Bruins were within their rights last summer to buy out the final year of Murray’s deal, which was to pay the veteran goal scorer $1.45 million.
From Darren Dreger at TSN:
Veteran free-agent forward Glen Murray will have additional ankle surgery on November 11th. It’s the same ankle that was surgically repaired in Boston in April.
This follow up surgery, according to Murray’s agent Anton Thun is to repair a secondary injury that Murray did not become fully aware of until September when he started to feel pain.
Following initial surgery at the end of last season, the Boston Bruins opted to buy the 35-year old Murray out of the final year of his contract, paying two-thirds, or $2.76 million of the $4.1 million owing.
Murray is physically unable to play and because the secondary injury was discovered after the buyout he and Thun are conducting an investigation to prove this injury is pre-existing and should have prohibited the Bruins from buying him out.
Dreger also states that Murray will be filing a grievance with the NHLPA.
Can understand the Bruins buying out unproductive Glen Murray. Can’t understand why they waited for late July to do so.
-Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun
The Boston Bruins announced on Saturday that they have bought out the final year of right winger Glen Murray’s contract.
Following the buyout, Murray becomes an unrestricted free agent and can sign with any other NHL team.
I say his asking price is $2M for the year.
from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,
Today could be the first day of the rest of Glen Murray’s life - the one he will lead without the Bruins.
That’s not to say that Murray is definitely gone from Causeway Street, but it is to remind one and all that the NHL today begins its annual buyout period, and Murray’s 2007-08 season can be submitted to the jury as Exhibit A for why buyout relief has been part of the league’s collective bargaining agreement for decades.
continued and many NHL bits too…
from the Boston Herald,
“I’ve skated hard for three pretty hard practices and (the injury) has been fairly good,” Murray said. “My skating legs aren’t quite with me yet but you have to skate to get your skating legs.”
Coach Claude Julien refused to commit to Murray’s return, saying he would prefer to hold off until after this morning’s skate.
“We’ll look at it and make an educated decision at that time,” Julien said. “Muzz has been around quite a while and he knows what those type of injuries are all about.”
more on the Bruins… Adding Murray to the lineup should be a boost for the Bruins while the try to maintain their playoff position.
via Bruins Blog,
Glen Murray will most likely miss the next two games because of an injured hip flexor.
Murray didn’t practice today and Claude Julien said he will be re-evaluated after Christmas, making him unavailable tomorrow and Sunday against Pittsburgh. Murray left in the second period of last night’s game and didn’t return.
Peter Schaefer (bruised left foot) and Andrew Alberts (post-concussion syndrome symptoms) also didn’t practice and are questionable for tomorrow’s matinee against St. Louis.
from the Worcester Telegram & Gazette,
For those fans anxious to see the Bruins deal away the unproductive Glen Murray, don’t get your hopes too high.
For one thing, Murray has trade restrictions in his $4.15 million-a-year contract, which doesn’t expire until after next season. If there’s not an outright no-trade clause, which can’t be confirmed, then there’s at least something that limits the cities to which Murray can be sent.
Secondly, the struggling forward is 35 years old, and the market for him is limited.