Report: Bruins RFA Torey Krug gets big KHL offer

by Aug 12, 2:33 PM

Torey Krug had a pretty great NHL rookie season – and the KHL is taking notice.

The Boston Bruins defenseman is currently a restricted free agent who has yet to sign a new deal with the team. According to a report from Comcast Sportsnet's Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty, the KHL has offered Krug a substantial offer that would bring the 23-year-old to an unnamed team from the league.

Though it's still expected Krug will eventually sign with the Bruins, Haggerty says he might be using the KHL offer as leverage to get a better deal in Boston.

Krug registered 14 goals and 40 points last season in his rookie year with the Bruins, he also finished fourth in Calder Trophy voting.

Sep 17, 3:18 PM

Report: 'Absolutely nothing new' with contract negotiations between Bruins, Krug

by Sep 17, 3:18 PM
Greg M. Cooper / USA TODAY Sports

It appears the Boston Bruins will be without Torey Krug on Thursday when the team opens their training camp in Wilmington. 

Little progress has been made regarding Boston's contract impasse with Krug, who will not attend camp without a new deal, according to CSNNE.com.

Sheltered throughout his rookie season on the defensive end, Krug's 14-goal, 40-point campaign, which ranked him fourth in Calder Trophy voting, puts the Bruins in a tough spot. 

They are already up against the cap, and have limited knowledge of what Krug can provide as a complete defenseman, but his offensive numbers suggest he's due for a substantial raise from the $925,000 he made last season.