Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said in a conference call minutes ago that he’s “kicked some tires” but hasn’t made any moves beyond the re-signing of restricted free agent Byron Bitz.

However, Chiarelli did predict he’d have some news later on this evening but that it wouldn’t be a “headline player.” Last season, Chiarelli’s negotiations went well into the evening on the first day of free agency and landed winger Michael Ryder. So don’t expect someone of that magnitude to come on board tonight.