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Bruins Sign David Pastrnak To 6-year, $40M contract

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In the end, the Boston Bruins got their man.

The Bruins and restricted free agent David Pastrnak ended their long standoff in negotiations and agreed to a six-year, $40-million contract that will keep the 21-year old in Boston through the 2022-23.

The new deal carries an average annual value of $6.67 million.

“Work paid off for both sides,” Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said on Thursday. “We’re both excited to have it resolved. Pasta’s a big part of what we’re trying to build.”

Pastrnak netted 34 goals and 36 assists in 75 games last season.

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Bruins’ Patrice Bergeron Out Up to a Month

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Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron will miss around to a month of action with a rib and sternoclavicular injury, and will be re-evaluated in four weeks, the team officially announced on Tuesday.

Bergeron, 33, suffered the injury during Friday night’s game against the Dallas Stars when he took a hit into the boards during second period action. Although he did remain in the game, he was in “serious” pain, according to NESN’s Lauren Campbell.

Bergeron has posted nine goals and a team-high 26 points in 19 games this season for Boston.

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Bruins’ Tuukka Rask Rejoins Team, Jakub Zboril Recalled

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The Boston Bruins will see the return of netminder Tuukka Rask, who took a few days away from the team for a personal leave.

In corresponding moves, Dan Vlader is on his way back to the Providence Bruins while Jakub Zboril will be recalled. Additionally, the team officially announced that both Jeremy Lauzon and Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson will stay on regular recall.

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Bruins’ Torey Krug Out With Ankle Injury, Re-Evaluated in 3 Weeks

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Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug suffered a left ankle injury that has put him in a walking boot and he will be re-evaluated after three weeks, according to Bruins general manager Don Sweeney, who announced the news on Monday.

While Sweeney did not provide any further details regarding the injury, it’s worth noting that Krug fractured the same ankle during the Bruins’ second round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning last season.

Krug, 27, poured in 59 points last season.

 

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