Two key players will be back on the roster -- and the ice -- for the Bruins.
The Bruins announced today that the team has signed defenseman Torey Krug and forward Reilly Smith to one-year contracts through the 2014-15 season, each worth an annual cap figure of $1.4 million. Both players were restricted free agents.
Krug appeared in 79 regular season games, netting 14 goals -- second among Bruin defensemen -- to become the fifth rookie blueliner in team history to score 10 or more goals. The 23-year-old Krug led all NHL rookie defensemen in scoring last season with 40 points.
In his first year with the Bruins last season, Reilly Smith established career-highs in goals (20) and assists (31) and points (51) with a plus-28 rating. The 23-year-old Smith came over the Bruins via the Dallas Stars in the Tyler Seguin trade.
Both players were previously under entry-level contracts that started in 2011-12 and neither was eligible for arbitration nor were they able to negotiate with other teams because they played less than 10 games in their first NHL season.
Krug and Reilly will both have salary arbitration rights going into their next contract negotiations with the Bruins next summer.