|(6/29/18) Bruins GM Don Sweeney noted his team is "probably going in a different direction" at the backup goalie position, which was held by Khudobin last season, Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston reports.|
Khudobin is coming off a strong 2017-18 campaign backing up Tuukka Rask, posting a 16-6-7 record with a 2.56 GAA and .913 save percentage over 31 appearances. The 32-year-old netminder previously indicated that he'd like to stay in Boston, but the report suggests that he's looking for a bigger raise (from last year's $1.25 million salary) than the Bruins are willing to offer. If Khudobin's demands come down, it's possible he could return, but if he does indeed bolt, Zane McIntyre -- who spent last season with AHL Providence -- is the team's top internal replacement option. Alternatively, the B's could go the free-agency route to ink a veteran goalie to an affordable contract.