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Bruins lock up Rask for eight years

The $7 million cap hit for the Bruins’ Tuukka Rask starting this season will be tied for the largest in the NHL.

The $7 million cap hit for the Bruins’ Tuukka Rask starting this season will be tied for the largest in the NHL.

BOSTON — Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask signed an eight-year contract worth $56 million Wednesday.

The contract, which runs through 2020-21, has a cap hit of $7 million per season. That's tied with the Predators' Pekka Rinne for largest in the league.

Rask, 26, a restricted free agent, backed up Tim Thomas in 2011, when the Bruins won the Stanley Cup, and 2012. After Thomas decided to sit out last season, Rask went 19-10-5 with a 2.00 goals against average. In the playoffs, he had a 1.88 GAA as the Bruins lost to the Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup final.

Blues-Oilers trade: Edmonton acquired wing David Perron from St. Louis for wing Magnus Paajarvi and a 2014 second-round pick. Perron, 25, who counts $3.8 million against the cap for each of the next three seasons, had a career-high 21 goals in 57 games in 2011-12 and 10 goals and 15 assists in 48 games last season. Paajarvi, 22, had nine goals and seven assists in 42 games last season.

Re-signings: Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner agreed to a four-year deal worth $11.2 million. Alzner was second on the team in blocked shots last season. … The terms for Devils defenseman Marek Zidlicky's deal were not disclosed. Last season, he had four goals and 15 assists. … Flames center Mikael Backlund signed for $8 million over two years. He had eight goals and eight assists in 32 games last season. … Rangers wing Carl Hagelin signed for $4.5 million over two years. His 24 points (10 goals, 14 assists) last season were sixth on the team.

Bruins lock up Rask for eight years 07/10/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 9:16pm]
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