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by Paul on 09/03/14 at 06:02 PM ET
from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE,
According to a report out of the Czech Republic, David Krejci has agreed to a six year contract extension with the Bruins that will pay him in the neighborhood of $43 million. Hokej.cz is reporting through Krejci’s management group that the playmaking center and the Bruins have agreed to terms on a six year extension that would pay him $7.16 million per season.
The $7.16 million cap hit would put him slightly above the pay scale of Patrice Bergeron ($6.5 million), Zdeno Chara ($6.9 million) and Tuukka Rask ($7 million) to make him the highest paid Bruins player on an average annual value basis. The salary number isn’t a surprise given the rising salary cap and the big money extensions handed out to Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews earlier this season, and guarantees that the Bruins will keep together a roster built around their top two frontline centers for the majority of the next decade.
Both the B’s organization and Krejci haven’t yet confirmed the contract extension to CSNNE.com, but it was fully expected that the B’s would work something out with their top line pivot prior to the season.
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