The Bruins announced Saturday morning that they have agreed to a three-year contract extension with left wing Milan Lucic. The deal carries a $6 million cap hit annually, which will make him the team's highest-paid forward.

The deal comes days after the team locked up fellow forwards Brad Marchand (four years at a $4.5 million average annual value) and Tyler Seguin ($5.75 million AAV). Once the lockout begins at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, teams will not be able to sign players.

The Bruins announced Friday that they have sent 23 players to Providence, a list that is led by winger Jordan Caron. In addition to announcing the players assigned to Providence, the team also assigned defenseman Dougie Hamilton and goalie Malcolm Subban to their OHL teams. 

WILMINGTON -- On Friday, Bruins players as well as a few other local skaters (including Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle and Oilers defenseman Ryan Whitney) took the ice at Ristuccia Arena for the last time in possibly quite some time. With the owners set to lock the players out Saturday at midnight (something Gregory Campbell called "inevitable"), the players will have to hold any informal sessions elsewhere as some stick around and some look for other work during the lockout.

Forgive the lack of details, but here’s an anecdote:

After a Bruins home game, Tyler Seguin was busting Shawn Thornton’s chops because he had set the enforcer up for a scoring opportunity but Thornton blew it.  

The Bruins announced Tuesday that they have locked up young forward Tyler Seguin through the 2018-19 season, signing a six-year, $34.5 million extension that takes effect after the upcoming season.

With an average annual salary of $5.75 million, Seguin becomes the highest-paid forward on the team and second only to defenseman Zdeno Chara.

Seguin, 20, led the team in scoring last season -- his second in the NHL -- with 29 goals and 38 assists for 67 points.

BOLTON – As Tuukka Rask fielded questions prior to the Bruins’ annual golf tournament Monday, a reporter asked when he thought the season might start. 

BOLTON -- David Krejci said prior to Monday's Bruins golf tournament that he hopes Tim Thomas eventually comes back to the Bruins. 

The Thomas subject has been a rather touchy one when it comes to the Bruins. He told them after the season he'd be taking the year off, leaving them with a potential salary cap burden. Furthermore, his exit paved the way for Tuukka Rask to get his chance as a starting goaltender.

BOLTON -- Wearing an NHLPA hat with his golf attire, Bruins defenseman and former player rep Andrew Ference said prior to the team's golf tournament Monday that he doesn't see much reason for optimism that a new collective bargaining agreement will be reached before the current one expires this Saturday.

BOLTON -- Speaking before the Bruins' annual golf tournament at The International, Bruins right winger Tyler Seguin said that he would like to sign his next contract before the expiration of the current collective bargaining agreement (Saturday), and that he's comfortable with where things stand in negotiations. 

"There's been discussions," Seguin said. "It's looking good, and I'm looking forward to hopefully playing in Boston for many years." 

The Bruins have cancelled their upcoming rookie camp and tournament due to CBA uncertainty, general manager Peter Chiarelli said Friday. 

The camp was expected to open on Sept. 14, one day before the expiration of the current collective bargaining agreement. The team has not made any changes regarding their training camp, which is set to open on Sept. 21, and they plan to have select players who would have participated in rookie camp in attendance.