UPDATE: ... and done. The Boston Bruins have signed Patrice Bergeron to an eight-year, $52-million extension (average annual salary: $6.5 million). The new contract kicks in after this coming season. ESPN Insider Craig Custance characterizes it as a great deal for the Bruins.
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