The signings of Gregory Campbell and Chris Kelly to multi-year contracts that keep both veterans off the free-agent market also gives the Bruins all four of their regular centers from last season on next season’s roster.
That probably means more time on the wing for natural center Tyler Seguin.
Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci are also under contract and are expected to return to the Bruins for 2012-13.
“Well, you know, [Kelly] is a center and [Rich Peverley] is a center and they’ve played wing, so for the short term, yes,” Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said about projecting Seguin as a winger. “He’s had success at the wing, and short term may be one, two, three years – who knows? At this point we don’t have any reason to put him to the middle.”