WILMINGTON -- Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli announced on Friday that the team had re-signed defenseman Mark Stuart to a one-year deal. 

 

Stuart, 26, is a veteran of 252 NHL regular season games and has 12 goals, 23 assists for 35 points and 261 penalty minutes in those contests. He also has 22 Stanley Cup Playoff games, with two career assists in those 22 games.

 

A source confirmed to WEEI.com Thursday night that an agreement between the Bruins and restricted free agent Mark Stuart is a "done deal." The contract is a one-year, $1.675 million pact, a raise from the $1.3 million he made the past two seasons. The Boston Globe was the first to report the story. 

 

WILMINGTON -- Injured Bruins center David Krejci told reporters Thursday that he plans to be ready for training camp upon getting screws removed from his wrist in a month. Out since the beginning of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, Krejci has frequented Ristuccia Arena as he continues to recover.

 

A source has told WEEI.com that the Bruins and restricted free agent Mark Stuart are "very close" to reaching a one-year deal. Stuart recently chose against filing for arbitration, as he felt comfortable enough that he would be able to come to agreement with the Bruins. 

 

In 56 games this past season, the defenseman had two goals, five assists and racked up 80 penalty minutes. He set a career high in points in the 2008-2009 season with 17. For more on the Bruins, go to weei.com/Bruins.

Entering the 2009-2010 season, the Bruins’ biggest recent offseason move was temporary subtraction that many believed could eventually mean some big additions. In trading leading goal-scorer Phil Kessel to the Maple Leafs for a package of three draft picks, it was difficult to gauge expectations as to whether the team could repeat or improve upon the B’s second-round exit at the hands of the Carolina Hurricanes.



WILMINGTON -- Though the first day of on-ice activities for Bruins prospects at development camp featured 26 hopefuls on display, second overall pick Tyler Seguin attracted much of the attention. Those in attendance at Ristuccia arena frequently chanted his name and cheered or moaned depending on whether he scored in drills. 

 

“Usually if anyone’s talking about me it’s like Seguini or Seegin or something,” Seguin said with a laugh. “These guys, they have it right on point.”

 

Agent Matt Keator confirmed to WEEI.com that Bruins left wing Blake Wheeler filed for arbitration before Monday’s 5 p.m. deadline. The Boston Globe was the first to report the story.

 

Defenseman Mark Stuart, the other Bruin eligible for arbitration, did not file, as Keator, who represents both players, indicated the two sides felt they were close enough to reaching a one-year deal that they didn’t feel it was necessary.

 

Speaking on a conference call following the re-signing of left-wing Daniel Paille, Bruins general manager reflected on what proved to be a predictably slow first day of free agency given the fact that the club now has the highest payroll in the league.

 

The offseason has been full of trade rumors for the Bruins, with center Marc Savard and his $4 million cap hit getting plenty of attention. Though the team has made offensive improvements by acquiring Nathan Horton and Tyler Seguin, would moving Savard be in the team's best interest? Head to the Big Bad Blog to cast your vote.

The Bruins re-signed left-winger Daniel Paille on Thursday. According to Darren Dreger of TSN, the deal is for two years and $2.15 million.

 

Acquired in October from the Sabers in exchange for a third-round pick, Paille had 19 points with the Bruins this past season. GM Peter Chiarelli did not tender him a qualifying offer when he was a restricted free agent in an effort to strike a deal that was more reasonable for the club.

 

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