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  • Thornton signs 2-year extension with Bruins


    Thornton signs 2-year extension with Bruins

    Tim Rosenthal March 17, 2012
    Boston Bruins, Shawn Thornton, Bruins Daily, Boston, Peter Chiarelli, Boston, TD Garden

    (Photo: Bridget Samuels/Ikeastan Hockey) According to Bob McKenzie and Craig Custance, Bruins forward Shawn Thornton has signed a 2-year contract extension with the Black and Gold

    BOSTON — Even after the trade deadline, GM Peter Chiarelli continues to be busy.

    As first reported by ESPN.com’s Craig Custance on Twitter (@CraigCustance) and later confirmed by TSN’s Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie), the Boston Bruins have given forward Shawn Thornton a 2-year contract extension worth $1.1 million per season, a bump from his current contract worth $800k.

    With the signing, the Bruins now officially have 16 players under contract and over $56 million under contract for the 2012-13 season. With the salary cap expected to go over $64 million — pending the approval of the next CBA before the start of next season — that would give roughly about $8 million in cap space to lock up pending free agents, including Tuukka Rask (RFA), Chris Kelly, Gregory Campbell and Daniel Paille — all UFA’s — just to name a few.

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    Tim Rosenthal

    Tim Rosenthal serves as the Managing Editor of Bruins Daily. He started contributing videos to the site in 2010 before fully coming on board during the Bruins' Stanley Cup run in 2011. His bylines over the last decade have been featured on Boston.com, FoxSports.com, College Hockey News, Patch and Inside Hockey. You can follow Tim on Twitter @_TimRosenthal.


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