The Bruins announced this morning that 23 year old center Colby Cave has accepted his qualifying offer and will remain with the organization for at least two more years. The deal is a two-way, 2 year offer worth the league minimum at the NHL level ($675k), while his AHL salary will be $70k. He will be a RFA at the conclusion of the contract.
Cave was the final Restricted Free Agent for the Bruins after re-signing Matt Grzelcyk (2 years), Sean Kuraly (3 years) and Anton Blidh (1 year) earlier in the off season. Barring a trade or a PTO offer, the Bruins roster appears to be mostly set going into the 2018-19 season. Cave, has appeared in 224 games for Providence (37g, 60a) and was an injury fill in during the 2017-18 Bruins regular season, appearing in 3 games, during which he was held off the score sheet. The former Swift Current Bronco Captain is expected to be part of the leadership group in Providence, perhaps even as the new Captain with Tommy Cross leaving the organization. He will also be a valuable depth forward in case of injury or under performance in the Bruins bottom six group.