After discussing at length the new addition of forward Jarome Iginla to the Boston Bruins, general manager Peter Chiarelli said the team is also "very close" on finalizing contract extensions for forward Patrice Bergeron and goaltender Tuukka Rask.

Bergeron's extension will likely keep the 27-year-old assistant captain in Boston for the remainder of his career. It will likely be upward of an eight-year extension worth more than $50 million. Bergeron recently spoke about the opportunity to play his entire career with the Bruins organization.