The Bruins did not ask any of their players with contract protection to waive their no-movement clauses ahead of the expansion draft. The deadline to do was Monday at 5 p.m.
David Krejci, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, David Backes, and Zdeno Chara have no-movement clauses. Players with such clauses must be protected in expansion. As such, all five stand to be among the 11 players the Bruins will protect from the Vegas Golden Knights in the 7-3-1 format. This will leave the Bruins with three forwards, two defensemen, and one goalie to protect.
Some players elsewhere with no-movement clauses are expected to be asked to waive them. Marc-Andre Fleury has accepted Pittsburgh’s request to waive, according to TVA Sports. According to the Ottawa Citizen, Senators defenseman Dion Phaneuf has been asked to waive. The deadline for players to accept or decline to waive their clauses is Friday at 5 p.m.