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Boston Bruins sign free-agent goalie Jeremy Smith

The Boston Bruins have signed goaltender Jeremy Smith to a one-year, two-way contract, according to the team. Smith will provide the Bruins with better organizational goaltending depth. The loss of Chad Johnson via free agency left them thin at that position.

The financial terms of Smith’s deal vary greatly. It’s dependent upon where he ends up playing. He’ll earn $550,000 if he plays at the NHL level and $80,000 at the AHL level.

Smith posted a 21-14-13 record playing with the AHL’s Springfield Falcons last season. He had a 2.78 goals against average and a .898 save percentage.

The 25-year-old has never appeared in an NHL game. He was selected by the Nashville Predators with the 54th overall pick in the 2007 draft.

Boston is set with franchise goalie Tuukka Rask. It also appears as if Niklas Svedberg will assume the role of Rask’s backup. Boston signed Svedberg a to one-year, one-way contract worth $600,000 in June.

Malcolm Subban projects to be the starter in Providence with Svedberg having agreed to the

one-way contract. Smith will get a chance to challenge for an NHL spot in training camp, but he’ll in all likelihood begin the season behind Subban.

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