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Bruins sign sought-after free agents Chara, Savard

Updated: July 1, 2006, 11:22 PM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins signed two of the top free agents on the market Saturday, inking 6-foot-9 defenseman Zdeno Chara and center Marc Savard.

Chara got a five-year deal worth $37.5 million dollars, and there is also a no-trade clause in the contract. Savard left Atlanta to sign a four-year deal worth $20 million with Boston.

"We were really aggressive out of the gate," interim general manager Jeff Gorton said on a conference call. "It made it much easier to sign Savard ...

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