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Milan Lucic latest to sign extension before lockout

The Bruins announced Saturday morning that they have agreed to a three-year contract extension with left wing Milan Lucic [1]. The deal carries a $6 million cap hit annually, which will make him the team’s highest-paid forward.

The deal comes days after the team locked up fellow forwards Brad Marchand [2] (four years at a $4.5 million average annual value) and Tyler Seguin [3] ($5.75 million AAV). Once the lockout begins at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, teams will not be able to sign players.

Lucic is entering the final season of a three-year deal worth $4.083 million annually and was set to become a restricted free agent after the season. The 24-year-old was third on the team in goals last season with 26. He had his first 30-goal season in the 2010-11 season.