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Confirmed: Beleskey to Boston for less than expected

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The Bruins don't blow the bank in free agency.

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Per Darren Dreger, the Bruins have agreed to terms with Matt Beleskey on a 5-year deal.

The deal will pay Beleskey, 27, just about $400k more than Reilly Smith made. Beleskey is coming off his breakout season, scoring 22 goals last year with the Ducks. Granted he overperformed in a contract year, but the left winger has some skill and size, and at less than $4 million for his prime years is seemingly a good contract.

More to come as details leak out.

[UPDATE] - A huge factor of this deal that was mentioned a little after the initial report is that Beleskey has a NTC, but only for the first two seasons; he can be traded as of the 2017-18 season.