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Sport Bruins begin extension talks with Torey Krug

06:25  03 october  2019
06:25  03 october  2019 Source:   prohockeyrumors.com

Bruins now focusing on extension for Torey Krug

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Bruins begin extension talks with Torey Krug | Helpful Problem Torey Krug confirmed that contract talks have begun with the

The Boston Bruins and defenseman Torey Krug , who's set to become an unrestricted free agent next offseason, haven't begun talks on a potential contract extension , the blue-liner told Stephen Whyno of The Associated Press. Krug became eligible to ink an extension on July 1, but the Bruins need to

As soon as the Bruins got contracts completed with restricted free agent defensemen Charlie McAvoy and Brandon Carlo, discussions quickly shifted as to whether or not they’d be able to keep pending UFA Torey Krug in the fold.  Those talks have indeed started as Krug confirmed to reporters, including NBC Sports Boston’s Joe Haggerty, that he’s hopeful about getting a deal done at some point:

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"It’s exciting. Now that we’re in the regular season I don’t want to talk too much about it just out of respect for my teammates and the process. But it’s obviously exciting when you’re talking about where you could be for the future while taking care of the present obviously. That’s the most important thing. But it’s an exciting time and hopefully things work out."

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The Bruins signed defenseman Torey Krug to a four-year, million contract June 30; on July 1, they signed free agent forward David Backes to a five-year Sweeney also said Krug and center David Krejci are continuing to work their way back after offseason surgery. Krug had his right shoulder fixed

Torey Krug says contract talks with Bruins are 'nonexistent'. Despite a breakout playoff performance that helped the Bruins get to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final, Krug is stuck in neutral while the front office focuses on signing restricted free agents Brandon Carlo and Charlie McAvoy.

Meanwhile, general manager Don Sweeney declined to comment on any specifics of the negotiations.

The 28-year-old will carry a $5.25M cap hit this season, one that is certainly a team-friendly deal given the offensive impact he provides after cracking the 50-point mark in each of the last three seasons while actually producing at a higher point-per-game rate in the postseason.  He’s certainly going to be in line for a considerable raise as a result.

Boston currently has a little under $58M in committed contracts for 2020-21 to a total of 13 players.  The bridge deals that McAvoy and Carlo ultimately took keep their AAV low enough to keep Krug in the fold; although, the back-loaded nature of their deals means that their cap hit will be a fair bit higher next time around, which is something that Sweeney will need to keep in mind.  That said, there appears to be enough cap space for the Bruins to be able to afford to keep their top offensive threat on the back end in the fold for the foreseeable future.

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CHICAGO— Torey Krug says there have been no talks with the Boston Bruins on a new contract with one season left to unrestricted free agency. Despite a breakout playoff performance that helped the Bruins get to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final, Krug is stuck in neutral while the front office focuses

Where do talks stand between Krug 's camp and the Bruins ? B's general manager Don Sweeney gave a brief update Monday while speaking to reporters after the NHL "I don't have an update in terms of a timeline," Sweeney said. "We've continued to stay in communication with Torey , whether we find one

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