The Bruins announced Thursday that they have signed defenseman David Warsofsky to a one-year, two-way contract.

Warsofsky’€™s contract will pay him $600,000 should he play at the NHL level. He has spent the vast majority of his Bruins career in Providence since being acquired in a trade with the Blues in 2010.

David Warsofsky

David Warsofsky

The Bruins announced Thursday that they have signed defenseman David Warsofsky to a one-year, two-way contract.

Warsofsky’€™s contract will pay him $600,000 should he play at the NHL level. He has spent the vast majority of his Bruins career in Providence since being acquired in a trade with the Blues in 2010.

He did play in six games for the B’€™s last season, serving time on the power play and scoring a goal on Dec. 28 against the Senators.

The Marshfield native and Boston University product is a highly skilled puck-moving blueliner, which presents an organizational redundancy given the presence of Torey Krug on Boston’€™s back end. General manager Peter Chiarelli has said this offseason that he feels the team has nine NHL defensemen, a group that includes Warsofsky, and that he may trade one or multiple blueliners.

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DJ Bean

The Bruins on Thursday announced the hire of Medford native Joe Sacco as an assistant coach.

Sacco, who was the head coach of the Avalanche from 2009-13, will replace Geoff Ward, who departed the B’€™s this offseason for a head coaching job in Germany.

Joe Sacco

Joe Sacco

The Bruins on Thursday announced the hire of Medford native Joe Sacco as an assistant coach.

Sacco, who was the head coach of the Avalanche from 2009-13, will replace Geoff Ward, who departed the B’€™s this offseason for a head coaching job in Germany.

Last season Sacco served as an assistant coach for the Sabres but was let go after the season. As Avalanche head coach, he was a Jack Adams finalist in the 2009-10 season.

Prior to his NHL coaching career, Sacco coached in the AHL as an assistant for the Lowell Lock Monsters and Albany River Rats before serving as the head coach of the Lake Erie Monsters from 2007-09.

Sacco played 738 games in the NHL after being a fourth-round pick of the Maple Leafs in the 1987 draft. He played his college hockey at Boston University and went on to spend 13 seasons in the NHL between the Leafs, Mighty Ducks, Islanders, Capitals and Flyers.

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The NHL announced the national television schedule for the 2014-15 season on Tuesday, with the Bruins set to receive plenty of national attention.

The B’€™s will be featured on 17 nationally televised games, at least least 13 of which will air on NBC Sports Network, beginning with their opener on October 8 against the Flyers at TD Garden.

The NHL announced the national television schedule for the 2014-15 season on Tuesday, with the Bruins set to receive plenty of national attention.

The B’€™s will be featured on 17 nationally televised games, at least least 13 of which will air on NBC Sports Network, beginning with their opener on October 8 against the Flyers at TD Garden.

In addition to the aforementioned 13 NBCSN games, four Bruins games will be treated as flex games, meaning they will be on either NBC or NBCSN. All four of those games are weekend games.

The schedules as they relate to the Bruins are as follows:

NBC Sports Network (all times Eastern):

Wednesday, October 8 vs. Philadelphia at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 15 at Detroit at 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 28 vs. Minnesota at 7:00 p.m. (non-exclusive)
Wednesday, November 12 at Toronto at 8:00 p.m.
Monday, November 24 vs. Pittsburgh at 7:00 p.m. (non-exclusive)
Wednesday, December 17 at Minnesota at 8:00 p.m.
Monday, December 29 vs. Detroit at 7:00 p.m. (non-exclusive)
Wednesday, January 7 at Pittsburgh at 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 4 at New York Rangers at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 8 vs. Montreal at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 17 vs. Buffalo at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 2 at Detroit at 7:30 p.m. (non-exclusive)
Wednesday, April 8 at Washington 8:00 p.m.

Flex Games on NBC or NBCSN (all times Eastern)

Sunday, February 22 at Chicago 12:30 p.m. / 3:00 p.m. (NBC)
Sunday, March 8 vs. Detroit at 12:30 p.m. / 7:30 p.m. (NBC/NBCSN)
Sunday, March 15 at Washington at 12:30 p.m. / 7:30 p.m. (NBC/NBCSN)
Saturday, April 11 at Tampa Bay 3:00 p.m. / 7:30 p.m. (non-exclusive, NBC/NBCSN)

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DJ Bean

The Bruins announced new contracts for Jordan Caron, Tommy Cross, Craig Cunningham, Tyler Randell, Zach Trotman and Justin Florek on Friday. All but Florek’€™s deals have been signed.

Justin Florek

Justin Florek

The Bruins announced new contracts for Jordan Caron, Tommy Cross, Craig Cunningham, Tyler Randell, Zach Trotman and Justin Florek on Friday. All but Florek’€™s deals have been signed.

As was reported Thursday, Caron’€™s contract is a one-year, one-way deal for $600,000. The rest of the deals are two-way contracts, though Trotman’€™s contract is two-way in the first year and one-way in the second year. Trotman will make $650,000 in the second year of his deal.

Cross received a one-year, two-way contract worth $600,000 at the NHL level and $72,500 at the AHL level. Cunningham’s contract is a one-year, two-way deal worth $600,000 at the NHL level and $85,000 at the AHL level.

Florek received a one-year, two-way deal worth $600,000 at the NHL level and $90,000 at the AHL level. Randell’s deal is a one-year, two-way contract worth $575,000 at the NHL level and $70,000 at the AHL level.

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According to a league source, the Bruins have signed forward Jordan Caron to a one-year, one-way contract worth $600,000. The signing was first reported by Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports.

Caron, 23, was a restricted free agent after playing last season on a one-year, one-way, $640,000 pact. He served as the team’€™s 13th forward, skating in 35 regular-season games with a goal and two assists for three points.

Jordan Caron

Jordan Caron

According to a league source, the Bruins have signed forward Jordan Caron to a one-year, one-way contract worth $600,000. The signing was first reported by Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports.

Caron, 23, was a restricted free agent after playing last season on a one-year, one-way, $640,000 pact. He served as the team’€™s 13th forward, skating in 35 regular-season games with a goal and two assists for three points.

The 2009 first-round pick also played seven playoff games, scoring in Game 3 of the first round against the Red Wings.

Though Caron is under contract with the Bruins, the team has been looking at trade options for him in order to find him a team that has more playing time to give him. A defensively sound wing, Caron has not played more than 48 NHL games in a season since turning pro in 2010.

With Caron now under contract, the Bruins have $3.818 million in salary cap space, assuming Marc Savard ($4.027 million cap hit) is placed on long-term injured reserve.

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DJ Bean