According to TSN.ca writer Darren Dreger, winger Daniel Paille has re-signed with the Bruins for a two-year deal worth a total of $2.15 million — $1 million this season, $1.15 next.
Paille, acquired last fall from Buffalo for a third-round pick, was one of Boston’s most effective penalty killers (he scored one of the historic three goals on one kill against Carolina) and was moved around from line to line seemingly every night.
On Boston’s current depth chart, he seems like a perfect fourth-line fit alongside Shawn Thornton and center Gregory Campbell, who is a restricted free agent and has yet to re-sign with Boston.
Paille was a restricted free agent with arbitration rights until the Bruins did not tender him a qualifying offer by June 28. The club and Paille’s agent J.P. Barry have since hammered out a deal.
With 17 players under contract, the Bruins now have a little more than $5 million in cap space left (as per CapGeek.com).
•In other news, according to multiple reports Marc Savard has not been asked to waive his no-trade clause for Calgary despite rumors of a deal. Keep in mind that, as per Elliotte Friedman of CBC, Savard has a full no-trade until next July 1 and has only waived for Ottawa and Toronto so far. Ottawa is less likely now that the Sens have signed Sergei Gonchard to a three-year deal worth a reported $5.5 million per season.