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Report: Marchand/Bruins Close On Deal

According to a report on NHL.com, the Bruins are close on a deal with forward Brad Marchand that would keep the instigating Stanley Cup hero in Boston for at least the next two years.

There had been little progress in contract negotiations with the restricted free agent this summer and there was some concern that he might not show up for camp without a new contract.  Marchand has been in the Boston area the past weeks working out with teammates in hopes that a deal would get done.

More on Marchand after the jump.

Terms of the potential deal were not confirmed, but it is believed that the total value of the 2-year contract could be worth between five and six million dollars. 

Marchand became something of a cult hero during the playoffs for the Bruins, tallying 11 goals and 19 points as the team won it's first Stanley Cup Championship since 1972.  His 11 playoffs goals were 2nd on the team.

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