Don't expect big splash from the Bruins

Chiarelli points to thin market, big decisions next July as reasons to be cautious

Updated: July 1, 2011, 9:15 AM ET
By James Murphy | ESPNBoston.com

The NHL free-agent season starts Friday at noon and it doesn't appear that the defending Stanley Cup champions will be very active this summer.

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli -- who informed the media in a teleconference Thursday that he has agreed to let impending unrestricted free agents Tomas Kaberle and Michael Ryder test the market -- said he will be approaching free agency with caution. With a thin market and six potential unrestricted free agents and three potential ...

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