The Boston Bruins have put center David Krejci and defenseman Kevan MIller on LTIR (long-term injured reserve). That now gives the team salary cap flexibility.

Krejci is out four to six weeks with a partially torn MCL and there are about six weeks left in the regular season. Miller is out for the sason with shoulder surgery. By placing both players on LTIR the B's have about  $6-million-dollars to play with under the salary cap if they want to make a trade.

Once the playoffs begin, Krejci can come back on the roster and play with any new players acquired because the salary cap doesn't come into play during postseason.

The NHL trade deadline is  Monday.

The Bruins play New Jersey tonight and Phoenix tomorrow. At the moment, the B's hold a slim lead for the 8th and final playoff spot in the east.