Bruins sign defenseman Jeremy Lauzon to two-year extension

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By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com

The Bruins announced on Friday that they have agreed to a two-year extension with defenseman Jeremy Lauzon. His deal will cost an annual cap hit of $850,000.

Since making his NHL debut last season, the 22-year-old Lauzon has scored two goals in 23 NHL games. He has one tally in seven contests this season, and has also compiled a goal and 12 assists with a plus-22 rating in 45 games with the Providence Bruins in the AHL.

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The #NHLBruins have signed @jeremylauzon21 to a two-year contract extension. Congrats, Lauzy! Full details: https://t.co/pA5Y9tj62D https://t.co/ntnHy9mPN3

Lauzon received a two-game suspension last Sunday for a check to the head of the Coyotes' Derek Stepan the day before. He finished serving the suspension after the Bruins recalled him on Wednesday before their game against the Canadiens.

The Bruins originally drafted Lauzon with the 52nd pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. He was set to become a restricted free agent after the season. His extension likely crosses him off Ty Anderson's list of the Bruins' possible trade chips at the NHL trade deadline, which takes place on Monday, Feb. 24.

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