A recent report by Shawn Hutcheon, a longtime Bruins Correspondent for The Fourth Period, had sources telling Hutcheon that Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug wants a six-year contract worth $49 Million. Krug, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, chose to take the high road Monday when asked about the report:
“I’m not going to comment on that; not worth it,” Krug told BHN after practice Monday.
Since the Bruins cleared out $5.3 million in salary cap space leading into and at the NHL Trade Deadline last week, there has been plenty of speculation that the space gained will be used in an effort to keep Krug in Black and Gold for the foreseeable future. Krug made a promise to the media back in training camp that he would not talk about his contract status during the season and would remain focused on helping the Bruins earn one more win in June and raise the Stanley Cup.
With speculation swirling over the last week, Krug was asked Monday after practice how he was dealing with the rumors and keeping them from becoming a distraction as the Bruins head down the stretch run of the season?
“I haven’t thought about it any differently since [the year started], so why start now?” Krug asked rhetorically. “I’ve kind of pushed it to the side ever since training camp started. Just tried to help this team win hockey games in the present, try to be part of the answer, the solution to winning here.”
Watch more from Krug on that, David Pastrnak and the Tampa Bay Lightning here: