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Bruins' Sweeney: There's mutual interest in re-signing Hall

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Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney and Taylor Hall appear to be on the same page regarding the talented forward's future.

"In talking with (Hall and fellow Bruins forward David Krejci) at the end of the (season), and even when Taylor got here, he's expressed interest (and there's been) mutual interest to have him back," Sweeney said Tuesday.

" ... Obviously, we'll have to see where all the pieces fit together."

Last week, Hall said he sees a fit with Boston and hoped the club felt the same way while adding he would prioritize fit over money or term.

The 29-year-old rediscovered his form after the Buffalo Sabres traded him to the Bruins this spring, notching eight goals and six assists in 16 games with his new squad during the regular season before adding three goals and two assists in 11 playoff contests. Hall only produced two markers and 17 helpers in 37 games with Buffalo after inking a one-year, $8-million pact with the team last offseason.

Boston has several key pending unrestricted free agents to sign this offseason, including Hall and Krejci as well as goaltenders Tuukka Rask - who's expected to be out until at least January - and Jaroslav Halak.

Hall has played for four squads in the last four campaigns. The Alberta-born winger, who the Edmonton Oilers picked first overall in 2010, won the Hart Trophy in 2018.

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