Facing a summer of complete uncertainty, the Bruins made their first in-house move of the summer Thursday afternoon with the signing of pending unrestricted free agent Anton Blidh to a one-year, two-way contract.
The deal will be worth $750,000 at the NHL level.
A 6-foot, 201-pound winger, the 26-year-old Blidh appeared in 10 games with the Big B’s last year, and compiled one goal on 10 shots and 25 hits while averaging 10:48 of time on ice per night. Overall, Blidh has appeared in 38 NHL games with Boston over the last five years, with two goals and an assist to go with 95 hits and 14 blocked shots.
Drafted by the Bruins with the No. 180 overall pick in 2013, Blidh is actually tied with Chris Breen and Jay Henderson for the second-most games played in P-Bruins history, at 278.
With Blidh signed, the Bruins have five other pending unrestricted free agent forwards to make decisions on, including Taylor Hall, David Krejci, Sean Kuraly, Greg McKegg, and Paul Carey.
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