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Defenseman Torey Krug, forward Reilly Smith ink extensions with Bruins

Sat, 07 Mar 2015 02:22:56 +0000

Nikko Villanueva - 4E Sports Contributor

Boston, MA, United States (4E Sports) - Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli announced Friday that they signed defenseman Torey Krug and forward Reilly Smith to extension deals.

Krug is under a one-year extension for $3.4 million while Smith agreed to a two-year extension worth $6.85 million, he will get $3.35 million in 2015-16 and $3.5 million in 2016-17.

"These are players we always liked and have a bright future for us," Chiarelli said in a press conference.

The short-term deals will help the Bruins in the future when it comes to flexibility and salary cap.

Krug who has 31 points (11 goals, 20 assists) in 58 games said he is content with a one-year deal.

"I want to prove myself as a top-four guy. My whole career I've been betting on myself, so it's another opportunity to do that," Krug stated.

"I'm always comfortable betting on myself, so it's another chance to do that," he added.

Meanwhile, the Bruins see Smith as the top line right wing they have been looking for.

"He's a 20-goal scorer and he's a very smart player. He manages the power play. He's one of our leading scorers and he's a good young player," Chiarelli said of Smith.

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