Sorry I'm all uppity and hysterically fan-girling lately, but DUDE! First off Savvy made the trip with the team to Atlanta - THIS BODES WELL! Secondly, I'm totally copy/pasting from NESN on this one so there's no fuckups in the retelling, cause I've heard he already signed - ENNNNH WRONG!
As he nears his return to the ice following a broken foot injury, Bruins' center Marc Savard is also nearing a contract extension with Boston according to Bob Hartley of RDS.
Hartley, who coached Savard for three seasons in Atlanta, is reporting that the Bruins and Savvy are close to a seven-year, $39 million extension.
On Sunday, the Boston Globe reported that the B's and Savard were aiming towards Thanksgiving as a date to agree on a four- or five-year deal at roughly $6- to $6.5 million per season.
The 32-year-old Savard is in the final year of his current four-year, $20 million contract. In his first three-plus seasons with Boston, the All-Star has posted 203 assists and 66 goals in 245 games played.