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The Horton treatment? Bruins may shop Savard’s contract this summer

Boston Bruins v Toronto Maple Leafs

TORONTO, CANADA - DECEMBER 4: Marc Savard #91 of the Boston Bruins shoots before game action against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre December 4, 2010 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages / Getty Images)


When the Toronto Maple Leafs essentially acquired the right to put Nathan Horton’s cap hit on LTIR, a few people thought of other just-about-retired players who might get the same treatment. It sounds like the Boston Bruins may just pitch such an idea regarding Marc Savard’s deal.

HNIC’s Elliotte Friedman dropped that mention in passing toward the end of this Headlines segment.

For those wondering what a potential trade partner would get out of a potential trade, considering this:

Savard’s cap hit is a little more than $4 million in 2015-16 and 2016-17, yet that loophole-friendly deal only carries a $525K salary. That could be a great way for a low-budget team to get to the cap floor and could also give another franchise some extra space.

In case you’re wondering, Chris Pronger basically has the same situation going on, only his cap hit is about $4.9 million.