Bruins' GM Chiarelli: Krug, Smith 'not going anywhere'


The Boston Bruins haven't been particularly busy in the offseason due to the team's salary cap situation, but general manager Peter Chiarelli is determined to sign restricted free agents Torey Krug and Reilly Smith.

"My intention is to have (them) playing for the Bruins," Chiarelli said at the annual State of the Bruins event Thursday. "They're not going anywhere."

Krug reportedly received a substantial offer from a KHL club in August, but on the NHL front, there's been very little movement reported on new deals for either player.

The Bruins payroll sits at $69,809,143 for the upcoming season, which is $809,143 above the league's $69-million cap for 2014-15.

There have been rumors that the Bruins are working to trade defenseman Johnny Boychuk to make room for Krug and Smith, but Chiarelli was quick to shoot down those reports:

Bruins' GM Chiarelli: Krug, Smith 'not going anywhere'
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