Still, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli liked what he saw, enough to bring the defenseman back for another year.
“A lot of [Stuart’s improvement is] a function of confidence, so I think you’re going to see that with more minutes,” Chiarelli said on Friday, after Stuart signed a one-year deal to stay with the B’s.
“I’m very excited about the deal,” Stuart said. “I kind of expected … that if I was going to get a deal, it was probably going to be a one-year deal [to] see how I played. Hopefully, I can have a great year this year [and get] a long-term deal in the future.”
See more from Chiarelli, Stuart and Naoko Funayama in the video below.
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