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    Wheeler signed and back in the fold

    Joe Makarski July 30, 2010

    The Boston Bruins made it official this morning by accepting the arbitrator’s ruling and inking 23-year-old Blake Wheeler to a one-year, $2.2 million deal for the upcoming 2010-11 NHL season.

    “It is never a pleasant experience for either side to go to arbitration,” said Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli. “However, as a manager, you know that the player will be under contract for the following year either way. We talked to Blake before and after the hearing and we are satisfied to have a good, young player under contract
    for another year.”

    With the signing, we now know the Bruins have surpassed the NHL-set $59.4 million salary cap limit for the season. Fortunately the Bruins still have until Oct. 9 (opening night in Prague) to make that number.

    There will be a conference call in the next hour to media. More later.

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    1. lawrence j. carbonelli July 31, 2010

      I guess that means seguin goes back to juniors unsigned-what was the point of keeping a high pick if you know you can’t afford it

      1. Mark Marino July 31, 2010

        Have no fear — they’ll find a way to clear $900K by opening night (Oct. 9)

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