Sources are confirming that Marc Savard has signed a 7-year extension that would keep the center-man in Boston through the ’16/’17 season.
The deal is worth a reported $29 million with an annual cap hit of $4.2 mil/year.
The Bruins struggled out of the gate this season while Savard was on the shelf with a broken foot. Since he has returned, the Bruins have vaulted from 11th in the Eastern Conference to as high as third. Clearly, the Bruins need Savard and Boston’s poor early-season play was great leverage when the two sides sat down to discuss this extension.