As he nears his return to the ice after suffering a broken foot, Bruins center Marc Savard is also nearing a contract extension with Boston according to Bob Hartley of RDS.
Sources told NESN.com's James Murphy on Wednesday that the two sides are "very close."
Hartley, who coached Savard for three seasons in Atlanta, is reporting that the Bruins and Savvy are close to a seven-year, $39 million extension.
On Sunday, the Boston Globe reported that the B's and Savard were aiming for Thanksgiving as a date on which to agree to a four- or five-year deal at roughly $6-$6.5 million per season.
The 32-year-old Savard is in the final year of his current four-year, $20 million contract. In his first three-plus seasons with Boston, the All-Star has posted 66 goals and 203 assists in 245 games played.