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NHL notes: Krejci reportedly signs 6-year extension

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Boston Bruins center David Krejci battles for the puck with Detroit Red Wings center Darren Helm during Game 5 of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden on April 26, 2014. (Greg M. Cooper/USA TODAY Sports)

Boston Bruins center David Krejci battles for the puck with Detroit Red Wings center Darren Helm during Game 5 of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden on April 26, 2014. (Greg M. Cooper/USA TODAY Sports)

David Krejci is apparently getting a big boost to his bank account.

Czech website is reporting the centre and the Boston Bruins have come to an agreement on a six-year, $43-million contract extension, while Boston sports radio station WEEI and TSN are reporting the figure at $43.5 million.

Neither Krejci nor the Bruins have commented on the reports.

The contract kicks in during the 2015-16 season.

Last season, the 28-year-old Czech native scored 19 goals and 69 points in 80 games, while accumulating a league-best plus-39.

Krejci has 110 goals and 378 points in 504 career NHL games, all with the Bruins. He also has 29 goals and 77 points in 93 playoff games, winning the Stanley Cup in 2011.


Daniel Alfredsson will know in a week or two whether he will continue his NHL career in Detroit this season.

The 41-year-old centre, who joined the Red Wings last year after spending 17 seasons with the Ottawa Senators, was testing his troublesome back on the ice at Joe Louis Arena Wednesday after spending time on the ice in his native Sweden.

"When you do it every day for a couple of weeks we'll see how it feels," Alfredsson told "Make sure it holds up and it's not just feeling good for a little bit and then you're in and out all year long. That's not what anybody wants."

Alfredsson will make his decision before the Wings leave for training camp in Traverse City, Mich., on Sept. 17.

"If Alfie tells me he can't play hockey, my decision has been made," Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said. "If Alfie tells me he feels great, and he wants to play hockey then we have to sit down and talk."


Joe Nieuwendyk has a new job.

The former general manager of the Dallas Stars has been hired Wednesday as a professional scout and advisor for the Carolina Hurricanes.

"Joe brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our organization,” Hurricanes GM Ron Francis said in a statement. "He will be based in Dallas, and will be a major asset to the Hurricanes in player evaluations."

Prior to his job with the Stars, Nieuwendyk served in advisory roles for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Florida Panthers following an NHL career that saw the native of Whitby, Ont., win the Stanley Cup three times with the Calgary Flames in 1989, the Stars in 1999 and the New Jersey Devils in 2003.

The 47-year-old Hockey Hall of Famer was a four-time NHL all-star and played 1,257 career games, scoring 564 goals and 1,126 points in a career that spanned 20 seasons.


The St. Louis Blues agreed to terms on a three-year, two-way entry level contract with 2014 first-round pick Robby Fabbri

Fabbri, 18, dressed in 58 regular-season games with the Ontario Hockey League's Guelph Storm last season, ranking second on the club and sharing 14th league-wide with 87 points, including 45 goals. In the 2014 post-season, Fabbri helped the Storm capture the OHL Championship, posting 28 points, including a team-leading 13 goals, in 16 games en route to earning the 99 Award as the League's Playoff MVP.

The 5-foot-10, 165-pound centre and Mississauga, Ontario native earned a gold medal with Canada at the Ivan Hlinka U-18 Tournament in 2013, tallying one assist in five appearances.

Fabbri will participate with the Blues at the 2014 Prospects Tournament in Traverse City, Mich., starting Sept. 12.


The Winnipeg Jets' top prospects will continue to call St. John's home for at least the next two seasons, if not longer.

The Jets announced Wednesday they've extended their American Hockey League affiliation with the St. John's IceCaps for one year, taking them through the 2015-16 season.

"We have always maintained that St. John's was an excellent hockey market which provided our players the opportunity to learn the game in an intense atmosphere backed by the support of some of the most fervent fans in the country," Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff said. "While the costs and difficulties associated with travel and location remain a concern, we will continue to work to find a solution that benefits both organizations in the long term."

Citing a need to have their farm team closer to Winnipeg, the Jets announced last January they were part of a group involved in trying to build a multi-million entertainment complex in Thunder Bay that would house their AHL affiliate, perhaps as early as the 2016-17 season. Ground has yet to break on that project, however, with media reports indicating funding for the $106-million facility has not been finalized.

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