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Bruins Sign Jakub Lauko And Kyle Keyser



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The Boston Bruins announced on Wednesday that they had signed forward Jakub Lauko and goalie Kyle Keyser to new contracts.

Lauko, 23, was inked to a two-year contract with an annual NHL cap hit of $787,500. Lauko’s contract is two-way for the 2023-24 season and one-way for the 2024-25 season.

Jakub Lauko played in 23 NHL games this past season and had four goals and three assists with a plus-two rating for the Boston Bruins. The 6-foot-1, 196-pound also played in 35 AHL games, scoring ten goals, and adding seven assists with a plus-10 rating for the Providence Bruins.

A native of Prague, Czechia, Lauko was initially drafted by the Boston Bruins in the third round (77th overall) of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

The Boston Bruins signed Keyser to a one-year, two-way contract that will have a $775,000  NHL cap hit.

Keyser, 24, went 13-6-2-1 with a 2.79 goals against average and a .900 save percentage for the Providence Bruins last season. The 6-foot-2, 186-pound goaltender has played in 68 career AHL games with Providence, with a 28-25-11-2 record, a 2.79 goals-against average, and a .904 save percentage. The former Oshawa Generals goalie was signed by the Boston Bruins back in October 2017.

With the Lauko and Keyser signings, the Boston Bruins now have $4.7 million in projected salary cap space. They still have three restricted free agents left to sign in 24-year-old goalie Jeremy Swayman, 25-year-old forward Trent Frederic, and newly acquired 24-year-old defenseman Ian Mitchell. Mitchell and 22-year-old defenseman Alec Regula were acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for winger Taylor Hall and the free agent signing rights to winger Nick Foligno on June 26.




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