According to Joe McDonald of ESPNBoston.comBoston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said they are “very close” to hammering out a contract extension for forward Patrice Bergeron. McDonald suggests the long-term deal will keep the 27-year-old in Boston for the rest of his hockey-playing career.

“It would mean a lot,” Bergeron said. “That’s the goal. Since the beginning, it’s been a team that’s believed in me when I was 18 and coming up. Now, like I’ve said before, it’s my home and I feel like it is. I love the city. I love the people and definitely love the organization. It would mean a lot to me and hopefully we can work something out.”

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