WILMINGTON -- Speaking between sessions at Friday's development camp, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli confirmed the team's agreement in principle with goaltender Tuukka Rask on a one-year, $3.5 million deal. For bookkeeping purposes, the team will not register the deal until Sunday, the first day of free agency. Rask would have become a restricted free agent Sunday, and he will be one at the end of his upcoming deal.
Chiarelli also shed light on 2011 second-round pick Alexander Khokhlachev's situation, confirming that the Russian forward will play in the KHL next season but noting that the Bruins have agreed with him on an entry level deal, allowing them to retain his rights. Like Rask's, the deal will not be registered with the league until Sunday.
The plan for Khokhlachev, 18, is to play one season in the KHL for Moscow Spartak (where his father is the general manager) before returning to North America to turn pro in the 2013-14 season.
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