The Bruins announced this morning that they've signed Torey Krug to a one-year deal and Reilly Smith to a two-year deal. Krug will make $3.4 million in his one year deal, and Smith will make $3.425/year.
Krug's deal is obviously a bridge deal before he makes bigger money in a longer-term deal starting in 2016-2017; it's just a very slight uptick from the $1.4 million deal he signed last offseason. The Smith deal, on the other hand, is a bit more baffling. Smith is in his second full professional season, and had signed a $1.4 million deal along with Krug last offseason as well. His $3.425/year is hardly cap friendly considering his contributions; he was a 20-goal scorer last year, and this year has only managed 12. Perhaps it's just an off year, but with a number of other free agents to sign, giving Smith big money doesn't seem like the most pragmatic idea right now.
Dennis Seidenberg, Torey Krug, and Zdeno Chara are now the Bruins' three defensemen under contract for next year. They have yet to sign Carl Soderberg and Brett Connolly, up front. The team has a bit of work to do going forward still; whose contract will we see re-upped next?