Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli just confirmed via conference call that winger Peter Schaefer has cleared waivers. The Bruins have until 5 p.m. to decide whether they want to buy out the contract of the disappointing winger. Chiarelli said that a buyout would add around $566,000 to the Bruins cap number.

Chiarelli also clarified that restricted free agents Byron Bitz and Matt Hunwick are arbitration eligible and have until July 5 to file. The club’s deadline to file is July 6.