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Bruins Sign Jake DeBrusk To Two-Year Extension, Forward Not Dealt Ahead Of Monday's Trade Deadline

BOSTON (CBS) -- Way back in late November, Jake DeBrusk requested to be traded away from the Bruins. Now in late March, he's still on the team ... and he now has a two-year extension.

The Bruins announced a two-year deal for the winger on Monday, hours before the NHL's trade deadline. Then the deadline came and went, and DeBrusk remains a member of the Boston Bruins.

His new contract will pay him $4 million per year over the next two seasons. It was assumed that DeBrusk was signed to provide some cost certainty for any team that might acquire his services prior to Monday's deadline, but no deal was reached.

According to reports -- both from Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic and Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet -- DeBrusk had not rescinded his trade request after signing the extension Monday.

Maybe he'll be dealt this offseason, but for now, he remains a member of the Boston Bruins.

A first-round pick in 2015, DeBrusk has 15 goals and 11 assists in 57 games this season. He scored a career-high 27 goals in his second NHL season back in 2018-19, but that total dropped to 19 the following season. Last year in 41 games, he scored just five goals with nine assists.

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