For a while it looked like inexperienced netminder Chad Johnson might be Tuukka Rask‘s backup in Boston. While it’s by no means a done deal TVA Sports reports that the Bruins are closing in on a one-year contract with veteran goalie Jose Theodore. The pact is expected to fall somewhere between $800K and $1 million according to the report. Theodore 36 has 648 regular season games under his belt including a particularly injury-prone and difficult 2013 season with the Florida Panthers. He generated nice numbers as a backup in Florida and Minnesota the previous two seasons however so he could very well provide Rask with a nice safety net. (He also has a Hart Trophy on his resume.) It’s unclear what this means for Johnson if this deal does come to fruition. He has a one-way deal worth $600K so perhaps the Bruins will be comfortable stashing him in the AHL.
Report: Bruins are nearing deal with Theodore
Pro Hockey Talk | Aug 18