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Bruins, Stuart reach deal
Posted By DJ Bean On July 8, 2010 @ 11:12 pm In General | 6 Comments
A source confirmed to WEEI.com Thursday night that an agreement between the Bruins and restricted free agent defenseman Mark Stuart  is a “done deal.” The contract is a one-year, $1.675 million pact, a raise from the $1.3 million he made the past two seasons. The Boston Globe was the first to report the story.
Stuart chose against filing for arbitration because negotiations with the Bruins had been encouraging. Earlier in the day, the sides were “very close,” as was told to WEEI.com. Stuart played in 56 games last season, battling a broken sternum in December and a finger injury sustained in late January. He totaled two goals, five assists and 80 penalty minutes in the campaign. A season earlier, he set a career high in points with 17.
The Bruins now have just over $1 million in cap space, according to CapGeek.com . The team still has yet to reach agreements with first-round pick Tyler Seguin  and restricted free agent forwards Blake Wheeler  and Gregory Campbell , the latter two of whom filed for arbitration.
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 Mark Stuart: http://media.weei.com/hockey/mark-stuart.htm
 CapGeek.com: http://www.capgeek.com/charts.php?Team=5
 Tyler Seguin: http://media.weei.com/hockey/tyler-seguin.htm
 Blake Wheeler: http://media.weei.com/hockey/blake-wheeler.htm
 Gregory Campbell: http://media.weei.com/hockey/gregory-campbell.htm
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