After going through a tough arbitration process last offseason, Boston Bruins goaltender Jeremy Swayman opted to not elect arbitration on Friday.

Throughout the offseason, Boston general manager Don Sweeney kept his stance the same on Swayman: the goaltender will remain the Bruins’ number one priority.

The 25-year-old deciding to avoid arbitration most likely means that he believes that him and Boston are getting close to getting a deal done. The Bruins, though, can file for arbitration with Swayman, with the deadline for club-elected arbitration set for Saturday at 5 p.m. ET.

The Bruins came into the offseason with a good amount of cap space to play around with. The team signed Elias Lindholm and Nikita Zadorov to long term deals which put Boston’s cap space at around $8.6 million.

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In the 2023-34 season, the goaltender was a large part of the Bruins’ success. Through 44 games, he had a .916 save percentage with a 2.53 goals-against average. Swayman split the time in net evenly with Linus Ullmark, who was traded to the Ottawa Senators recently.

In the next coming days, Swayman will be a name to keep an eye on for when he will get a deal done with the Bruins.

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