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Report: Bruins close to deals with Campbell and Kelly

Jun 9, 2012, 4:38 PM EDT

Andrew Ference, Chris Kelly, Gregory Campbell AP

TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports today that Boston Bruins grind liners Chris Kelly and Gregory Campbell are close to re-signing with the team. McKenzie says they’ll be signing multi-year deals and CSNNE.com’s Joe Haggerty has an idea what each guy will likely be making.

Campbell’s deal should land in the $1.5 million range given the market for quality fourth line centers, and it would be surprising if Kelly doesn’t make more than $3 million annually in his new contract.

Should GM Peter Chiarelli get these deals done with Kelly and Campbell, he’ll turns his attention to Tuukka Rask to get a deal done with the impending restricted free agent. With Tim Thomas away on sabbatical, getting Rask signed is a priority.

Update (6:48 p.m. ET): Haggerty confirms the Bruins are indeed close to getting deals done with both players.

  1. sabatimus - Jun 9, 2012 at 5:18 PM

    Very nice. Now lock up Rask. Who knows what Thomas will or will not do.

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