Loui Eriksson

Source: Bruins' most recent offer to Loui Eriksson is 4 years, sides will talk Saturday

DJ Bean
February 26, 2016 - 2:47 pm
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Though the Bruins recently increased the term of their offer to Loui Eriksson, a source familiar with the negotiations told WEEI.com Friday afternoon that the sides are still not close on either the term or the average annual value of Eriksson'€™s next contract. The source confirmed that the Bruins'€™ recent offer is for four years after the team initially offered him a three-year contract in December. Eriksson, who will be 31 at the start of the season, wants a longer deal. He is seeking between the high-$5 million range and the high $6-million range on his next deal, depending on the length of the contract. Barring a surprise trade, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney and agent J.P. Barry are expected to continue discussions Saturday. Eriksson is in the final year of a contract that carries a $4.25 million cap hit. The NHL trade deadline is Monday and the Bruins are willing to trade Eriksson if the sides haven'€™t made enough progress on a new contract. A trade is not a certainty in that scenario, however, as the source said that the Bruins have not indicated that they would definitely move the player if he didn'€™t sign by Monday.

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