After taking the NHL’s version of a three-stop tour of the New York area through the first several seasons of his career, Mike Mottau finally got to come home.
For the most part, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli does not want to comment on negotiations with would-be free agents.
So today while announcing new contracts for Daniel Paille and Chris Bourque, he didn’t offer updates on unrestricted free agents Chris Kelly or Gregory Campbell, or restricted free agent Tuukka Rask.
BOSTON — Even before Johnny Boychuk was knocked to the sidelines by a Chris Neil hit and ensuing concussion symptoms, the Bruins knew they had to add at least one more veteran defenseman for depth before the stretch run and playoffs.
General manager Peter Chiarelli today added two blueliners, one more prominent than the other, before the 3 p.m. trade deadline.