Torey Krug D BOS 2 Days

Per the Boston Herald, there have no visible developments with regard to the contract situations of Krug and Reilly Smith.

With training camp underway, the duo remain unsigned, and though we'd expect both Krug and Smith to rejoin the Bruins' fold in time, such an outcome is not yet imminent. Meanwhile, Krug's absence paves the way for fellow smallish mobile David Warsofsky to see added opportunities in training camp.

Torey Krug D BOS 6 Days

GM Peter Chiarelli hopes to complete a new deal with Krug before training camp starts on Thursday, the Bruins' official site reports.

The same applies to fellow restricted free agent Reilly Smith, though given the Bruins' current salary cap situation, the team may need to make a deal in order engineer new deals with the duo. In any case, Krug -- who notched 40 points in 79 games last season -- remains in the team's long-term plans, and we'd expect him to be officially back in the fold before too long.

Torey Krug D BOS 3 Months

Torey Krug was named to the NHL All-Rookie team.

Krug also finished fourth in Calder Trophy voting. He led all rookie defensemen with 14 goals and 40 points in 79 games. He also had a plus-18 rating while averaging 17:30 minutes per contest.

Torey Krug D BOS 4 Months

Boston will need to re-sign restricted free agent Torey Krug this summer.

The rookie blueliner led the Bruins in scoring during the playoffs with 10 points (two goals, eight assists) in 12 games. He also enjoyed an impressive regular season, with a jaw-dropping 14 goals and 40 points in 79 contests. Krug will be seeking a big raise after his previous contract had an annual average value of $1,704,167. A "bridge" deal wouldn't be surprising in this situation, though.

Torey Krug D BOS 4 Months

Torey Krug picked up an assist in Game 7.

The rookie blueliner fired a high shot, which was impressively deflected by Jarome Iginla on the power play. Krug produced two goals and eight helpers in 12 playoff games after he had 40 points in the regular season.

Torey Krug D BOS 5 Months

Although the Canadiens have been excellent at blocking so many of the Bruins' shots, Torey Krug has had some success getting his shots through to Carey Price.

Krug has 24 shots on goal in the post season to date, second on the Bruins to Patrice Bergeron. "They [the Canadiens' players] do a very good job of blocking shots," Krug said. "I think those quick decisions really help. When you're not standing there thinking about what you're going to do with the puck and you already know what you're going to do with it, it helps big time." Krug has a goal and two assists in the second round against Montreal and has been one of Boston's top playoff perfomers to date. He makes a great middle-round pick next season.

Torey Krug D BOS 5 Months

Torey Krug is crediting his success in these playoffs with his experience last spring.

He has accounted for two goals and five assists in seven games during the 2014 postseason and he has 13 points in 22 appearances in his young career. "There's ups and downs within a series and throughout a game, you noticed it last year playing against Chicago," Krug said. "The momentum shifts within a series were pretty amazing. For me, I personally understand moving forward from each series it's going to be like that. You witnessed it (Saturday in Game 2 of this year's second-round series). Montreal comes into our building, wins Game 1 and then Game 2 we come back late. Those are big momentum shifts. I learned about that for sure."

Torey Krug D BOS 5 Months

Torey Krug scored a goal in Boston's 4-3 overtime loss to Montreal in Game 1 of their second round playoff series Thursday.

Krug made a name for himself in hockey circles last spring when he played hero for the Bruins by adding life to a fledgling power play and he has followed that up with an even better start to this postseason. With six points in as many games so far, he leads the Bs in scoring this spring. Johnny Boychuk and Reilly Smith also tallied for Boston in the defeat while Brad Marchand registered a pair of assists.

Torey Krug D BOS 5 Months

Torey Krug recorded two assists in the Bruins' 4-2 win against Detroit in Game 5.

Krug had a goal and five points in five contests in the first round. That was good enough to tie with Patrice Bergeron for the Bruins scoring lead for that series. Krug broke out this season with 40 points in 79 contests.

Torey Krug D BOS 5 Months

Livonia, Michigan-native Torey Krug is pumped up to play in his hometown during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

"It's going to be exciting. You know you watch a lot of the playoff games growing up and see the octopus thrown on the ice, and as a kid you dream of playing in the playoffs in this building," Krug said before Tuesday night's Game 3. "I probably was thinking I was on the other side. But now I'm excited in the position I'm in and we can come in and be the bad guys." He saw 17:15 of ice time and registered a shot on goal in Tuesday's 3-0 victory. Krug has two assists in three games in the series.