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Bruins re-sign Boychuk

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  July 1, 2009 07:51 PM

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The Bruins have re-signed Johnny Boychuk to a one-year deal. The unrestricted free agent was named the AHL's best defenseman last season, as he scored 20 goals and 45 assists in 78 games.

Boychuk appeared in one NHL game last season. Boychuk was originally acquired from Colorado for Matt Hendricks.

ANALYSIS: Haven't seen the numbers on his contract, but it's most likely a one-way deal with a relatively low cap hit. Boychuk is an AHL star but a borderline NHLer. He could be a sixth or seventh defenseman with the big club if he sticks. If not, he'll be a welcome presence in Providence for the younger D-men. This is your classic depth signing.

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