All quiet on Bruins front as free agency opens

As expected, the Bruins have been on the sidelines since noon, when free agency officially opened around the league.

“I don’t anticipate anything happening today based on what’s happened up until this point,” said GM Peter Chiarelli during a conference call. “I said prior that I’m not actively looking for anything. If there’s something that can improve our team, we’ll consider anything. With the secondary market, we’ll take the same approach. I’m not actively looking, whether it’s with the secondary market in free agency or with respect to trades. We’ll continue to look at that stuff, but I’m not actively looking.”


Chiarelli said he kicked the tires on several forwards during the day. Chiarelli did not have a target in mind heading into the day. In contrast, on July 1, 2008, the Bruins knew they wanted to pursue Michael Ryder and signed the right wing to a three-year, $12 million contract.

The Bruins officially said goodbye to Joe Corvo (Carolina) and Greg Zanon (Colorado), who reached unrestricted status at noon. Benoit Pouliot signed a one-year, $1.8 million contract with Tampa Bay.

* The Bruins addressed some housekeeping by making the signings of Tuukka Rask, Chris Kelly, and Alexander Khokhlachev official.

* The Bruins will conclude their development camp on Monday at Ristuccia Arena.

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