The Bruins will open training camp three weeks from Friday, but restricted free agent defensemen Charlie McAvoy and Brandon Carlo remain unsigned.
During the Bruins’ Fan Fest tour stop in Leominster, Mass., Thursday, general manager Don Sweeney was asked about how that situation is playing out.
McAvoy is in the unusual position of not having enough service time to be eligible for an offer sheet from another team. The Bruins have about $7.3 million in cap space under the $81.5 million ceiling, according to CapFriendly.com.
Earlier this week McAvoy’s agent Michael Curran spoke to The Athletic and sounded confident he and the Bruins would come to an agreement at some point and time.
“The conversations have been going fine and they’re still continuing,” Curran told Fluto Shinzawa. “Time will come where we find a meeting place. I just don’t know when it’s going to be. Charlie wants to be a Bruin.”
Restricted free agents must sign by Dec. 1 or they are ineligible to play in the NHL in 2019-20.