The Boston Bruins will need to look elsewhere for a backup goaltender. Unrestricted free agent Anton Khudobin will sign with the Dallas Stars for a two-year deal worth “around $2.5 million” per season, according to TSN’s Darren Dreger.
Khudobin finishes his second stint with the Bruins with a .910 save percentage and 2.59 goals against average in 47 games spanning two seasons. He had a Seventh Player Award-caliber season in 2017-18 with the B’s, going 16-6-7 with a .913 save percentage and 2.56 GAA.
The now-ex-Bruins goalie (once again) told reporters in Russia that the difference between the B’s and other suitors on his two-year deal was $150,000. He tried to get them to add just $50,000 and they wouldn’t budge, according to Khudobin. He reportedly had several teams interested in his services, even in the KHL.
Around the same time as the news that Khudobin would be signing in Dallas, the Bruins reportedly agreed to terms with former Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak on a two-year deal to be their new backup.
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