A busy day for the Bruins
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A 10-year veteran, McCarthy has also played for the Calgary
The 30-year-old Rolston recorded 27 goals and 32 assists in 81 contests for Boston last season. A nine-year veteran, Rolston has also played for New Jersey and Colorado and has 171 career goals.
"McCarthy adds size and toughness to our lineup and he is a very difficult player to play against," said
The team also announced that it has exercised its "walk-away" option on the $2.51 million arbitration award to Berard, who had 10 goals and 28 assists in 80 games for Boston last season.
Arbitrator Elizabeth Neumeier made the award during Berard's hearing on August 8th after Berard agreed to accept a decision on the figure the
The 26-year-old Berard returned to the ice in the 2001-02 season with the New York
A former Calder Trophy winner, Berard has tallied 46 goals and 173 assists in six seasons in the NHL. He was originally selected by the Ottawa
"We also are very interested in having Berard return to our lineup this season," O'Connell continued. "We worked very hard to reach agreement on a contract with Bryan prior to the hearing and when we could not, I made Bryan aware of what our strategy would be in trying to gauge the current NHL marketplace. While there is some risk involved, we are hopeful that we will be able to retain Bryan at a salary that better fits that marketplace."