Bruins sign goalie Linus Ullmark to 4-year deal


It's been a busy first day of free agency for the Bruins, and now they've added a goalie to the three forwards and a defenseman they've brought in.

According to multiple reports, the Bruins are signing goalie Linus Ullmark. Terms of the contract were not immediately reported.

UPDATE: Daily Faceoff's Frank Seravalli reports it is a four-year deal for Ullmark with an average annual value of $5 million, and the Bruins have now confirmed that.

Ullmark, 27, has spent the last six years with the Buffalo Sabres. He started 20 games last season, posting a pretty impressive 9-6-3 record with a .917 save percentage for the worst team in the league.

Ullmark will compete with youngsters Jeremy Swayman and Dan Vladar for playing time. The Bruins were in the market for a veteran goalie because of the departure of Jaroslav Halak and the uncertain status of Tuukka Rask.

Rask underwent hip surgery within the last week and now faces a 5-6 month recovery. The door could still be open to a midseason return, but signing Ullmark helps solidify the position regardless of what happens with Rask.