When the Boston Bruins take on the New York Islanders on Thursday, they’ll have to figure out how to pay their players
Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien said Thursday he expects to find out the best way to pay players who have played more than 10 games this season.
Julien didn’t specify the number of games players are eligible to play.
“We’ve looked at a lot of different things and we’re not sure,” Julien told reporters after the team’s practice.
“I’m not going to go into any specifics on it.
We’ll find out that the best solution is to find a way.”
Julien added that the Bruins have made it clear they will not pay players for the next two games.
The Bruins are also working on a potential extension for center Matt Beleskey.
Beleskeys contract expires after the season, but he’s been a fixture in the lineup since being signed as a free agent in the offseason.
The 26-year-old has 13 goals and 14 assists in 39 games.
“There’s a lot that we’ve talked about.
I think a lot is coming out in the next couple of weeks,” Julie said.
“You’ll have a good look at that and we’ll figure out what we want to do.”
The Bruins have been the target of several trade rumors, but they’ve been unable to move forward.
The team’s recent struggles have been highlighted by their 3-13-2 record in games played this season, a total that ranks fourth in the NHL.
They’ve been the only team in the league that has not made the playoffs.
“The last few weeks we’ve really tried to get ourselves in the right direction and I think that’s a good thing,” Juli said.