The Bruins have actually done a little something in free agency.
The Bruins have added some depth to the roster – deep in the roster.
First, RFA defenseman Jakub Zboril has been re-signed. The deal is a two year contract worth $1.45 million, or an AAV of $725,000 per year.
They also signed goaltender Callum Booth – Booth was previously with the AHL’s Charlotte Checkers, and also spent time in the ECHL. He has been signed to a one year, 2-way deal, worth $700k at the NHL level, though it seems unlikely that he will make his way past Dan Vladar, Jeremy Swayman, Kyle Keyser and Jaro Halak in the pecking order.
As for an immediate roster presence, they signed forward Greg McKegg to a one-year 2-way contract worth $700k. McKegg was a regular with the Rangers last season, and prior to that, he played with the Carolina Panthers – you may remember his name, as he was on the team that the Bruins eliminated in the Eastern Conference Final, and scored a goal in game 1 of that series. With there being no sign that the Bruins will re-sign Joakim Nordstrom, the left-hander is likely to make a home in Boston’s bottom six.
Also in free-agency news, 3rd pairing RFA D-man Matt Grzelcyk filed for salary arbitration, an has been granted a hearing scheduled for Tuesday, October 20th. Most players who file for arbitration come to an agreement with their clubs before the arbitration date.