Bruins Jeremy Swayman causes major speculation after making a puzzling decision

Tyler Ball
July 5, 2024  (8:46 PM)

Boston Bruins goalie Jeremy Swayman at the podium speaking to the media after a game in the NHL.
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Today a decision made by Boston Bruins goalie Jeremy Swayman has shocked the hockey world and put major question marks around his future with the team.

Bruins goalie Jeremy Swayman is a restricted free agent with rights to head to arbitration. Last offseason Jeremy Swayman took advantage of that right and went to arbitration with the Bruins. This offseason he once again has the opportunity to do the same and many expected him to take it. However, a new report has confirmed that Jeremy Swayman will not be requesting arbitration.
Jeremy Swayman (BOS) did not file for arbitration. #NHLBruins
The Boston Bruins pivoted this offseason to fully rely on Jeremy Swayman. After taking over as the starting goalie for the Bruins many assumed a big arbitration award would be heading to Jeremy Swayman. Especially after the Bruins traded away former Vezina Trophy winner Linus Ullmark.
TRADE ALERT: The #Sens have acquired G Linus Ullmark from @NHLBruins
in exchange for (Boston's original) '24 first-round draft pick (no. 25 overall), C Mark Kastelic and G Joonas Korpisalo. As part of the transaction, the #Sens will retain 25% of Korpisalo's remaining salary.
This move does not make all that much sense for the 25-year-old Jeremy Swayman. The only thought process is now that the Bruins have committed to him as their starting goaltender maybe a long-term deal is close to being done. If Jeremy Swayman doesn't have that long-term deal locked up then arbitration is his best option to earn a payday.
Regardless of where things are now the Boston Bruins likely see a bright future with Jeremy Swayman in the net. Ultimately, this should be a good sign to Bruins fans that a long-term extension is on the horizon. As more information is provided on this situation we will pass it along to you.