Grzelcyk signed a four-year, $14.75 million contract extension with the Bruins on Saturday, Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston reports. Grzelcyk was a solid top-four option for Boston last season, picking up 21 points, seven of which came on the power play, while posting a plus-15 rating in 68 contests. The 26-year-old blueliner is expected to take over for Torey Krug, who departed in free agency, on the Bruins' top power-play unit in 2020-21, which will give him the opportunity to post career highs across the board offensively.
Grzelcyk scored a power-play goal on his only shot during a 2-0 victory over the Flyers on Tuesday. The 26-year-old isn't much of a scorer, but he does have two goals and an assist in the last five games. He may finally be getting some luck, as before this sudden burst of scoring, Grzelcyk was supporting a career-low 1.9 shooting percentage. He's back around his career mean in the category after Tuesday's goal. Grzelcyk has four goals and 21 points with a plus-15 rating in 68 games this season.
Grzelcyk recorded two assists and four shots on goal in Saturday's 9-3 loss to the Canucks. Grzelcyk ended a seven-game point drought with the pair of helpers. He's matched his career high of 18 points from last year, doing so in just 61 games this year compared to 66 in 2018-19. The 26-year-old defenseman has added 103 shots, 58 blocked shots, 51 hits and 30 PIM.
Grzelcyk had an assist, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 2-1 overtime win over the Blackhawks. Grzelcyk set up Sean Kuraly for the game-tying goal at 12:49 of the second period. The 26-year-old defenseman has assists in back-to-back games after a seven-game drought. For the year, Grzelcyk has racked up 16 points, 86 shots, 50 blocked shots and 46 hits through 53 games. With only modest physicality and scoring, the blueliner isn't likely to help fantasy owners outside of deeper formats.
Grzelcyk picked up an assist in Tuesday's 4-0 shutout of the Canucks. Grzelcyk snapped a seven-game point drought with the assist that came with under two minutes left in the game. With 15 points on the season, Grzelcyk is poised to surpass the career-high 18 points he put up last season. He is not much of an offensive defenseman, but he has managed to contribute consistently from the bottom pairing.
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