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Free Agency Update: Bruins Acquire Jimmy Hayes

by Caryn Switaj / Boston Bruins - The Bruins have acquired forward Jimmy Hayes from the Florida Panthers in exchange for Reilly Smith and Marc Savard.

The 6'6", 221-pound Hayes, a native of Dorchester, Mass. and former Boston College Eagle, put up 19 goals and 16 assists for 35 points in 72 games for Florida in 2014-15.

General Manager Don Sweeney said on Tuesday during a conference call prior to free agency that he had discussed Savard with a lot of teams. Savard's contract carries about a $4 million annual cap hit through the 2016-17 season (base salary of $575,000).

Stay tuned for more details...

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