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Report: Free agents Erik Haula, Tomas Nosek to join Bruins originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
The Boston Bruins have been busy adding depth to their roster at a couple positions during NHL free agency Wednesday afternoon.
The B’s have signed center Erik Haula to a two-year deal with a $2.375 million salary cap hit, per TSN’s Pierre LeBrun.
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Haula can play on the wing or at center. He tallied 21 points (nine goals, 12 assists) in 51 games for the Nashville Predators last season. He also won an impressive 55.1 percent of his faceoffs. Haula played alongside Bruins forward Charlie Coyle from 2013-14 through 2016-17 when they both were members of the Minnesota Wild. Maybe they will be reunited on the Bruins’ third line this coming season.
Boston also has agreed to sign veteran forward Tomas Nosek on a two-year deal with a $1.75 million cap hit, per TSN’s Darren Dreger.
Nosek posted 18 points (eight goals, 10 assists) in 38 games for the Vegas Golden Knights last season. He should give the fourth line a little more of a scoring punch.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Bruins reportedly agreed to a three-year deal worth $9 million with free agent defenseman Derek Forbort.