Apr 24, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Boston Bruins right wing Jarome Iginla (12) celebrates his overtime goal against the Detroit Red Wings in game four of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena. Boston won 3-2 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Rumors: Boston Bruins talking contract with Jarome Iginla

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The Boston Bruins will be spending this offseason looking at ways to avoid another early exit from the Stanley Cup playoffs like they endured this season. But while certain things seemed to work during the season, those same things that ended up not working in the postseason may be on their way out this offseason.

Jarome Iginla falls squarely under that category as the Bruins veteran wasn’t anything particularly special in the postseason and didn’t really help the Bruins do much against the Montreal Canadiens. Still, that apparently hasn’t soured management on the idea of bringing Iginla back and that seems to be something both sides are exploring.

According to CSNNE.com, the Bruins and Iginla have engaged in contract talks that would see the veteran return to Boston next season rather than hit free agency in July.

The Bruins and the camp for veteran right winger Jarome Iginla are talking contract extension, according to reports out of Montreal. Iginla turns 37 years old this summer and scored 30 goals for the Bruins in his first season in Boston, and led the B’s with five goals scored during their short playoff run.

The Bruins bringing back Iginla seems to make sense as he likely won’t be expensive and has enough left in the tank to be dangerous if he went to another Eastern Conference team like the Red Wings or Penguins. Still, Iginla has had his problems this year and with age catching up to him both the Bruins and Iginla need to think long and hard if a reunion is the best idea.

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