Multiple news entities are reporting that the Bruins have re-signed defenseman Johnny Boychuk to a two-year deal. Boychuk would have become an unrestricted free agent July 1. There has been no official announcement from the team yet. The Bruins have made this official, as of 2:31 p.m. EST. (I will have more later.)
Pierre Lebrun of ESPN.com writes that Boychuk’s deal is worth $1.75 million this season and $2 million the year after — for a cap hit of $1.875 million over the course of the contract. The Bruins now have six defenseman under contract for next season, with Mark Stuart still scheduled to become a restricted free agent July 1.