BOSTON - The band is officially back together.
When the Bruins report to Warrior Ice Arena on Wednesday morning, they will be in one piece for the first time this training camp.
Just two days after welcoming Charlie McAvoy back with a new three-year contract, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney announced that he had inked his other restricted free agent blue liner, Brandon Carlo, to a two-year deal worth an annual cap hit of $2.85 million.
"Overall it was a great process, I learned a lot throughout the entire process," Carlo said during a press conference on Tuesday afternoon. "A lot of respect to Sweens and [assistant general manager] Evan Gold and how they handled everything with me. They were reassuring at times and it helped a lot. But at the same time, it was stressful for me throughout these past couple days, especially after Charlie signed, to not be a part of camp.
"I was looking just to continue forward and stay here and remain here with this group of guys. I think everybody, as a young guy, you like the security aspect [of a long-term deal], but as I went through the process and things were explained to me, I'm very happy with the result of the two years."