Thursday June 14th, 2012

So apparently the NHL does not only frown at nine-figure contracts handed out to superstars like Ilya Kovalchuk. Renaud P. Lavoie of tweets:

The Bruins trumpeted the re-signings of third-line center Kelly and fourth-line center Gregory Campbell on Tuesday. Kelly's deal was for $12 million over four years, while Campbell's was for $4.8 million over three years. lists Boston as having the most money committed to its 2012-13 roster at the moment, but it says the Bruins have more than $5 million of cap room including Kelly's new deal. So it's unclear what exactly the NHL's objection is.

However, @HockeyBreak offers an explanation that should calm Bruins fans:

And Douglas Flynn of passed along Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli's words of caution:

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