July 22, 2021Updated 2:47 PM EDT
By The Athletic Staff
The New York Rangers and pending unrestricted free agent Barclay Goodrow have agreed to a six-year contract while the Boston Bruins and Taylor Hall are reportedly close to a four-year extension as the NHL’s expansion roster freeze was lifted Thursday.
The Rangers acquired the rights to Goodrow from the Lightning last weekend in exchange for a seventh-round pick in the 2022 draft. The 28-year-old has recorded 32 goals and 93 points in 331 regular-season games. This past season with the Lightning, he had 20 points in 55 games.
Hall, who was sent to Boston from Buffalo in April, is a pending unrestricted free agent after signing a one-year deal with the Sabres before the start of the 2020-2021 season. The 29-year-old skated in 53 games this past season with the Sabres and Bruins. After initially struggling in Buffalo this year, Hall recorded eight goals and six assists in 16 regular-season games with Boston, while adding three goals and five points in 11 playoff games.
This is a developing story and will be updated.
(Photo of Barclay Goodrow: Francois Lacasse / NHLI via Getty Images)
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