The Bruins have released a statement from general manager Peter Chiarelli regarding the league’s investigation of the seven-year, $28.05 million contract extension center Marc Savard signed with the team in December. Here’s what Chiarelli had to say.


Marc Savard's team-friendly contract with the Bruins is under investigation by the NHL after it was already registered with the league. The seven-year, $28.05 million deal is structured to pay Savard considerable money while using additional years to make his cap hit manageable (he will earn half of the contract's money in the first two years and the other half over the next five). The investigation could lead the contract's voiding, which would make Savard a free agent.


MIDDLETON -- Shawn Thornton doesn't need to do much work on his reputation in Boston. He doesn't seem to have any motives for what he does aside from heart.

LOWELL -- Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas spoke for the first time this offseason at Milan Lucic's Rock and Jock softball game. The subject of trade rumors given the $5 million cap hit his contract calls for in each of the next three seasons, Thomas denied waiving his no-trade clause to facilitate a deal in June. In fact, he said there has been no contact between he and the Bruins.

“I haven’t talked to the team at all, except for the physical therapist that I’m dealing with in recovering from my surgery,” Thomas said.

The Bruins announced Wednesday that they have named Doug Jarvis as an assistant coach. The move rounds out a bench that also consists of head coach Claude Julien and assistants Doug Houda and Geoff Ward. Craig Ramsay left the Bruins earlier in the offseason to become head coach of the Atlanta Thrashers.


Jarvis most recently coached with the Canadiens from 2005 until 2009 and worked under Julien during the 2005-06 season. As a player, Jarvis holds the current record for the longest games played streak with 964. 


The Bruins anounced Tuesday afternoon that they have agreed to an entry-level contract with Tyler Seguin, the No. 2 overall pick in April's NHL draft. The deal is believed to be similar to the contract top pick Taylor Hall signed with the Oilers last month — a base salary of $900,000 with bonuses that could make it worth $3.75 million annually. The Bruins scheduled a conference call for late Tuesday afternoon to field questions about the signing. Check back later for more updates.

With Friday's announcement that the Bruins have agreed to a salary awarded in arbitration for the first time since Peter Chiarelli took over as general manager, it became official that right wing Blake Wheeler would be back in Boston for the 2010-11 season. The 23-year-old Wheeler told members of the media Friday that it's exactly where he wants to be.


After having to wait extra long to find out what his 2010-2011 salary would be Thursday, Bruins right wing Blake Wheeler's $2.2 arbitration award was agreed to Friday morning by the Bruins.



The Bruins' offseason appeared to be full of questions from the very start. 

The wait for Bruins right winger Blake Wheeler is finally over. A source has confirmed to that Wheeler received a $2.2 million award in arbitration Thursday night. The Boston Globe was the first to report the story. 


The 23-year-old forward and the Bruins were expected to be made aware of the award by award by noon on Thursday, but the arbiter had her hands full with Blackhawks goaltender Antti Niemi's hearing and delayed the decision.