Bruins center David Krejci signed a three-year contract extension on Wednesday, hours before his three point game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The deal is said to give Krejci around $5.25 million annually through the 2014-2015 season.
The move all but locks up the first-line center position for the B's. This move also signifies that Tyler Seguin will have to spend a little more time playing wing than expected. Many felt that a Krejci trade was inevitable due to his slow start. That would have giving Seguin the chance to play his natural position.
This was the final year on Krejci's existing contract, which meant that he would have been a restricted free agent at the end of this season. Now Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli has only begun his work. He still has some key players to sign before next year's offseason, Milan Lucic being one of them.