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NHL Releases Team Payroll Range For 2015-2016

The salary cap is going up, but not much.

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Doug Armstrong has a little more money with which to work some roster magic, but not too much.

From the NHL's press release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / JUNE 23, 2015

NHLPA, NHL ANNOUNCE TEAM PAYROLL RANGE FOR 2015-16



NEW YORK/TORONTO (June 23, 2015) – The National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association today announced that the Team Payroll Range established for the 2015-16 League Year, pursuant to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, provides for a Lower Limit of $52.8 million, an Adjusted Midpoint of $62.1 million and an Upper Limit of $71.4 million.

With Vladimir Tarasenko due for a new contract that many expect to be in excess of $6 million, and Jake Allen needing a new deal as well, the Blues will more than likely be a spend to the cap team again this season. Without shedding salary, they probably won't be able to sign any big-name free agents (not that any of us were expecting that) and trades for anything more than apples for apples might be difficult to pull off.