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Bruins re-sign Karson Kuhlman for two years, $725,000 AAV

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The speedy wing is back.

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The Bruins crossed another minor piece of offseason business off of their list Tuesday morning, announcing that forward Karson Kuhlman has been signed to a new two-year contract.

The deal is worth $1.45 million, with an AAV of $725,000.

Interestingly, the contract is a two-way contract in its first year, then a one-way contract in 2021-2022.

Kuhlman is 25, and played in 25 games for the Bruins last season. He recorded just one goal and five assists.

This represented a slight step back for Kuhlman, who recorded three goals and two assists in just 11 games the season before.

Kuhlman will have a tough time cracking the fully healthy lineup, as the Bruins have a logjam at wing on most lines as it is.

Kuhlman is good option for the Bruins to have in their back pocket in the event of injury or the team needing a jolt.

His speed and willingness to engage on the forecheck made him an asset in the 2019 Stanley Cup Final, but we didn't see that impact on a regular basis last season.

Still, depth will be important in whatever condensed season we get next year, so having guys like Kuhlman available (and for short money) is never a bad thing.