NHL Rumors: Bruins To Sign Forward, Mass. Native Chris Wagner To Two-Year Deal

The Boston Bruins reportedly will add some help to their bottom-six forward group once free agency begins.

NHL free agency doesn’t technically begin until noon on Sunday, but the Bruins already have agreed to a deal with Massachusetts native Chris Wagner, according to multiple reports.

The 27-year-old played most recently for the Islanders, acquired by New York at the 2018 trade deadline in a deal that sent Jason Chimera to the Anaheim Ducks.

Wagner can center a line or play on the wing and isn’t afraid to throw his body around. Between the Ducks and Isles last season he slashed 7-9-16 in 79 games with 37 penalty minutes. Over 174 NHL games he has 17 goals and 12 assists.

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