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. 

The Bruins announced Friday that they have signed forward Brad Marchand to a four-year contract extension with an annual salary cap hit of $4.5 million. 

Marchand, 24, is entering the final year of a $5 million two-year deal he signed prior to last season. With Marchand locked up, the Bruins' list of free agents following next season include restricted free agents Milan Lucic, Tyler Seguin, Jordan Caron and Tuukka Rask. Nathan Horton and Andrew Ference will be unrestricted free agents.  

The Bruins announced Thursday that they have signed first-round pick Malcolm Subban to a three-year entry-level contract. 

The deal will not begin until Subban turns pro, something that the 18-year-old netminder figures to be a ways away from doing. Given that goaltenders take longer to develop, it could be three or four years until Subban reaches the NHL. 

It's common for negotiations to go down to the last minute. With 10 days to go until the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement expires, both commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA executive Donald Fehr have their arms crossed and haven't sat at the negotiating table since Friday.



NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr told reporters following Friday's CBA meeting that negotiations between the players association and NHL are currently off. Fehr said the negotiations are "recessed" and that there are no further meetings currently scheduled.

LOWELL -- Speaking prior to Milan Lucic's Rock & Jock softball game Wednesday night, Bruins players discussed their potential plans for the coming season in the event that there is a lockout. The current collective bargaining agreement is set to expire on Sept. 15, and Wednesday's negotiating session between executives from both sides was rocky enough for negotiations to be rescheduled for Thursday. 

LOWELL -- Milan Lucic weighed in on the status of collective bargaining agreement negotiations prior to his Rock & Jock softball game Wednesday night, discussing what the next month may hold for the Bruins and the rest of the league.

Bruins principal and alternate governor Charlie Jacobs joined The Big Show Tuesday to support the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon. Among the topics discussed was Tim Thomas, and Jacobs admitted that he was "thrown" after the season upon learning that the two-time Vezina winner would not return next season to play the final year of his contract. 

"I was beyond surprised," Jacobs said. "I am still." 

Thomas has said that he will not play next season, and his future beyond that remains unclear. 

When it comes to negotiations regarding a collective bargaining agreement -- and over the last two years, sports fans have had to deal with plenty of them, thanks to the NFL and NBA -- it's understandable the average fan doesn't have a major interest in the nuts and bolts of the whole thing.



Forget the Steven Stamkos comparisons for now. When it comes to Tyler Seguin’s future, you want to look at Jeff Skinner.