Report: Bruins, Krejci agree to terms on 6-year, $43.5M contract extension

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The Boston Bruins and center David Krejci have agreed to a a six-year, $43.5 million contract extension, a league source tells DJ Bean of WEEI.

Per Bean:

Krejci, 28, will carry a $7.25 million cap hit throughout the duration of the deal, which begins in the 2015-16 season. His salary breakdown will be $7.25 million for the first two years of the deal, $7.5 million for the next two and $7 million for the final two.

Aaron Ward of TSN later corroborated the numbers, adding the deal carries a no-movement clause in years 1-4 and a "a limited no trade clause in years 5-6."

The contract will make Krejci the Bruins' highest-paid player when it kicks in, ahead of Tuukka Rask ($7-million cap hit), Zdeno Chara ($6.916 million) and Patrice Bergeron ($6.5 million).

A Czech website reported the extension earlier Wednesday, citing Krejci's agent, Jiří Hamal.

Krejci, drafted 63rd overall by the Bruins in 2004, is entering the final year of a three-year, $15.75-million contract, signed in December of 2011. 

He's averaged .075 points per game since entering the NHL in 2006, and twice led the Stanley Cup Playoffs in scoring (2011, 2013), once in a championship-winning effort.

Krejci is coming off his second-most productive regular season (19 goals, 50 assists), but failed to score a goal and recorded only 4 assists in 12 postseason games.

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