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Bruins reportedly interested in signing defenseman Ryan Suter

The 36-year-old is a free agent after being released by Minnesota.

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Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter (20) skates against the Vegas Golden Knights during the second period of Game 2 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Tuesday, May 18, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker) AP Photo/David Becker

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The Bruins and Ryan Suter: As the Bruins head into free agency, one name has emerged as a possible Boston target: 36-year-old defenseman Ryan Suter.

After a nine-year run in Minnesota, Suter was recently bought out from his contract by the Wild. He has already been identified as a good fit for the Bruins, who have been in need of a left-shot defenseman.

And according to a report from SportsNet’s Elliotte Friedman, the Bruins are seen as a team with definitive interest in signing Suter.

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“Lots of expectation Boston going hard for Ryan Suter,” wrote Friedman. “One source called him ‘the Corey Perry of 2021-22.'”

While Suter’s production declined in 2021, the veteran is still seen as a durable and potentially valuable addition.

NHL free agency begins on July 28.

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