Today is the day for Boston to make some moves. One or two defensemen. Maybe some more depth. A goaltender? How about figuring out what David Krejci will do?
Well, it seems that the Bruins have wrapped up one defenseman, signing Mike Reilly to a 3-year deal at $3 million per according to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic.
He has indeed, three years, $3M AAV for Mike Reilly in Boston according to a source https://t.co/sFJy08oxLo
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July 27, 2021
Still, no official word from the team.
As for Keith Yandle, it looks like he might be calling Philadelphia his home for the season.
#Flyers will be signing D Keith Yandle to a one-year contract worth $900k.
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) July 27, 2021
It looks like the best option could be Jake McCabe if they want to improve that left side.
As for David Krejci, he appears to be heading back to the Bruins according to Kirk Luedeke.
Hearing David Krejci coming back to Bruins. Good source- the one that has told me all along that team & player wanted to get it done, as reported to @Johnston985 & Flynn on Sunday. Deal being finalized. Big piece in place to lock up top-6
— Kirk Luedeke (@kluedeke29) July 27, 2021
This is fantastic news but it still hasn’t been confirmed by the Bruins. If he isn’t coming back, the Bruins will have to look to the open market or trade for that second line center. There are plenty of names and at the top of that list is Ryan Getzlaf, whose time with Anaheim has come to an end. Other names that come up are Mikael Granlund and Phillip Danault. Danault, formerly of Montreal, is the youngest of the three and most similar to a Krejci type as one can get right now.
If for some reason none of these options come to fruition, there’s always the trade that the Bruins were reportedly seeking of Christian Dvorak from Arizona. Those talks slowed down after the Coyotes managed to pull off a trade of Oliver Ekman-Larsson (and 88% of his terrible contract) no doubt sweetened the deal with coveted RFA Conor Garland, who signed a new contract; in return they got the corpses of Antoinne Roussel, Loui Eriksson, and Jay Beagle.
So, today I will be glued to the TV and Twitter all day to report on what happens in this first full day.