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Boston Bruins, Jarome Iginla hope to strike new deal

The Boston Bruins have not been shy about expressing great interest in resigning veteran winger Jarome Iginla after a strong debut season in black-and-gold.

According to TVA Sports, the talks could realistically become a reality. Reporter Renaud Lavoie says he received confirmation from Iginla’s agent that the contract talks are indeed underway.

While it’s unclear where the Bruins currently stand with the talks, we do know they have little wiggle room with Iginla’s potential salary figure.

Boston inked Iginla to a very reasonable one-year deal this past offseason. It was incentive heavy, yet friendly on the club’s overall cap hit. A similar offer from the Bruins should be expected this time around.

The Bruins have also voiced interest in moving Brad Marchand and Johnny Boychuk in the interest of freeing up cap space as they are financially up against things.

Iginla says he wants to be back with the Bruins.

The soon to be 37-year-old notched his 12th 30-goal season this past year. He exhibited great chemistry playing alongside Milan Lucic and David Krejci on Boston’s top line.

Iginla will become a free agent on July 1.

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