The Boston Bruins reportedly are close to locking up Mike Reilly.
The Athletic’s Michael Russo and TSN’s Pierre LeBrun reported Tuesday the Bruins are nearing a three-year deal with the defenseman. LeBrun reported it was in the ballpark of three years with $3 million average.
Reilly came to the Bruins via trade in April from the Ottawa Senators. The D-man never was afraid to shoot the puck if he saw an open lane, but did not score a goal in his 15 regular-season games last year with the Black and Gold. He did, however, amass eight assists.
Reilly certainly provides strong defense on a blue line that needs some help after Kevan Miller retired and Jeremy Lauzon was drafted by the Seattle Kraken.