NHL Rumors: Bruins Looking To Lock Up Key Player To Extension

The Boston Bruins are off to another strong start to the season, and once again it's largely due to the dominance between the pipes of their Jeremy Swayman/Linus Ullmark pairing. 

Now, according to NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman, the B's will be looking to lock up Swayman to a long-term pact. 

I wouldn't be surprised AT ALL if Boston tries to get Swayman done. He's on a one-year deal, and he can extend on January 1st. So I'm curious about that. The way he's started this year, the way he's play, how well they're going, it would not surprise me at all if the Bruins are looking at that. 

All Swayman's done thus far is lead the entire NHL  in both goals against, 1.69, and save percentage, an incredible .944. He's 6-0-1, and at six years younger than Ullmark, they'd certainly be well-served getting him under contract for the long haul. 

Swayman, 24, was awarded a one-year contract worth $3.475M in arbitration this summer, but the way he's performed in his four seasons in Beantown, he certainly looks like the future.

Ullmark, 30, the defending Vezina Trophy winner, is signed through next season, with a cap hit of $5M. He's also off to a fine start once again, at 5-1-1, with a 2.26 GAA and .926 SV%.

The Bruins are tops in the Atlantic Division, at 11-1-2 with 24 points. 

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