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EXPANSION DRAFT: The first Exemption list is revealed

One notable former Bruin is on this list

2013 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Today the NHL released its list of players exempt from being chosen for the Expansion draft from all teams.

They are as follows:

Craig Custance

Quick Notes:

  • As you might’ve noticed, the vast majority of these guys are players on LTIR or might be retiring in the near future.
  • Nathan Horton’s still on this list, that injury he suffered suuuuuucks. :(
  • If nothing else I like the idea that teams assuming that they would be able to dump these contracts during the expansion draft still have to honor them.
  • The depressing part of this list is that in a vacuum the vast majority of these players should still be playing and succeeding, were it not for horrible circumstances.
  • Chris Pronger is a cap sorcerer. Still getting paid after all these years

The Expansion Draft is on July 2nd, our Expansion Draft content will begin very soon! Get excited! or Scared! or Excarited!