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The Daily: Bruins Sign Stralman; Aliaksei Protas makes Capitals Roster



The Boston Bruins added veteran Anton Stralman to the mix, inking him to a one-year deal worth $1M. The 36-year-old defenseman parlayed a PTO into a new contract. Boston was in need of a right-handed defenseman. Stralman was in need of a team.

The defenseman put up decent numbers for a rebuilding Arizona last season with eight goals and 23 points. He also played 74 games, which as Boston Hockey Now’s Jimmy Murphy writes, comes after fighting through injury while previously with Florida. Stralman will also get to play on a team diametrically opposed to the rebuilding Coyotes in Boston. It’ll be another chance for Stralman to chase after a Cup.

Meanwhile in Washington, Aliaksei Protas is still on cloud nine after making the Washington Capitals 23-man roster. Washington Hockey Now’s Sammi Silber writes that the 21-year-old forward was still in shock over making the opening night roster with the likes of Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuzentsov.

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