Hall agreed to terms on a four-year, $24 million contract with the Bruins on Thursday, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.
Hall saw his 2020-21 campaign revived by a move to Boston after scoring just two goals in 37 games for the Sabres. With the Bruins, the 29-year-old winger grabbed eight goals in 16 regular-season contests, adding another three goals in 11 playoff clashes. The Calgary native figures to be a lock for the second line and No. 1 power-play unit with Boston, where he should provide plenty of fantasy value.
The Bruins and Hall are progressing toward a contract extension for the winger, Eric Russo of the team's official site reports.
After a forgettable tenure with the Sabres last season, Hall was traded to Boston where he finished strong, notching eight goals and 14 points over 16 regular season games. The 29-year-old ended up being a great fit with the Bruins, helping stabilize the team's second line in the process. Ideally, Boston will be able to retain the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 NHL Draft on team-friendly terms, while also re-signing playmaking center David Krejci, who meshed well with Hall down the stretch last season.
Hall was not protected ahead of Wednesday's Expansion Draft.
This news doesn't come as much of a surprise given that Hall is set to become an unrestricted free agent this week. If Boston doesn't have the inside track on signing him, there'd be no reason to protect the 29-year-old. Hall managed 33 points in 53 games last season split between Buffalo and Boston.
Hall scored an empty-net goal on the power play in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Islanders in Game 1.
Hall put the icing on the cake of a dominant third period from the Bruins. The winger pumped five shots on goal Saturday. He's up to four points, 17 shots and a plus-2 rating through six playoff outings. With Craig Smith (lower body) hurt in Game 1, Hall may be called upon for more scoring during the second round.
Hall tallied a goal on two shots and had a pair of blocks in Wednesday's 3-2 double-overtime win over the Capitals in Game 3.
Hall found the back of the net for the second straight game, going top shelf from in tight to get Boston on the board midway through the middle stanza. The former Hart Trophy winner proved to be an impactful trade-deadline acquisition down the stretch, and he's continued to produce so far in the playoffs, providing a pair of goals and 11 shots through three games.
Hall registered a goal on a team-leading seven shots in Monday's 4-3 overtime win over the Capitals in Game 2. He also had two PIM.
Hall jammed away at a loose puck during a wild goalmouth scramble and finally got it to go, tying the game at 3-3 with 2:49 remaining in regulation. It was the first tally of the series for Hall, who amassed eight goals and six assists in 14 games with the Bruins after being acquired from Buffalo at the trade deadline. Hall's seven shots on goal Monday were his best single-game total since late January.
Hall (rest) will be held out of Tuesday's regular-season finale against the Capitals, per coach Bruce Cassidy, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
The Bruins are ensuring that their top players, Hall included, will be healthy for the first round of the playoffs, which the team will begin Saturday in Washington. Hall had just two goals and 17 assists in 39 games with the Sabres but was rejuvenated by a trade to Boston, racking up eight goals and six assists in 14 games with the Bruins. All told, his season totals stand at 10 goals and 33 points in 53 games.
Hall scored two goals, one on the power play and the other the game-winner in overtime, in Monday's 3-2 victory over the Islanders.
It was another impressive effort from the 29-year-old, who has looked a lot more like the player who won the Hart Trophy in 2017-18 since being traded from the Sabres. Over 16 games with the Bruins, Hall has eight goals and 14 points, giving the team a vital secondary scoring threat behind the Perfection Line with the playoffs on the horizon.
Hall scored a goal on two shots in a 4-3 overtime loss to New Jersey.
Hall led a rush into the New Jersey zone during the second period and had the puck knocked off his stick, but he continued to the net and deflected Matt Grzelcyk's follow-up shot to give the Bruins a 2-1 lead. The tally gave Hall six goals and five assists in 13 games since being acquired from Buffalo at the trade deadline.
Hall recorded two assists, one on the power play, in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Sabres.
The Bruins' second line of Hall, David Krejci and Craig Smith piled up eight points in total on the afternoon, as the unit remains red hot since Hall was traded from Buffalo to Boston. Over 11 games with his new club, the 29-year-old has an impressive five goals and 10 points.
Hall registered a goal on five shots Thursday in a 5-2 win over the Sabres.
Hall hit the scoresheet for the seventh time in 10 games since being acquired from Buffalo, finishing off a brilliant setup by David Krejci to give the Bruins a 4-2 lead with 3:17 left in the third period. Hall now has five goals and three assists in his new digs, and he's put together a plus-9 rating to go along with his point production.
Hall scored a goal on four shots and added a pair of hits in Tuesday's 3-1 win over Pittsburgh.
Hall buried a rocket of a wrister from the slot 12:18 into the third period to extend Boston's lead to 3-0. That's now four goals and seven points in nine games for Hall since being acquired from Buffalo at the trade deadline. The former Hart Trophy winner had just two goals and 19 points -- and was minus-21 -- in 37 games for the Sabres.
Hall scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 6-4 loss to the Sabres.
Facing the team that traded him earlier this month, Hall scored his third goal as a Bruin and recorded his first multi-point effort with his new club. It took the 29-year-old only seven games to exceed his goal total from 37 games with the Sabres, and Hall already has six points since arriving in Boston.
Hall scored his fourth goal of the season in Friday's 3-0 win over the Islanders.
The 29-year-old seems to be enjoying life outside of Buffalo. Hall has now found the back of the net on consecutive nights, racking up as many goals in three games with the Bruins as he did in 37 games with the Sabres. As he settles into his top-six role and spot on the No. 1 power-play unit with his new squad, Hall appears to be gearing up for a big finish to the season.
Hall scored a goal on three shots in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Islanders.
Hall slid the puck through New York netminder Semyon Varlamov on a partial breakaway to give the Bruins a 3-1 lead less than two minutes into the third period. Hall was playing in just his second game since being acquired from Buffalo at the trade deadline and could prove to be the ultimate change-of-scenery player for both the Bruins and fantasy managers. The former Hart Trophy winner, who had just two goals in 37 games for the Sabres, is skating on Boston's second line with David Krejci and Craig Smith.
Hall will make his debut with the Bruins against the Sabres on Tuesday.
Hall, who the Bruins acquired Sunday, will square off against the team that traded him and is set to make his debut on Boston's second line, along with playmaking center David Krejci and surging right winger Craig Smith. It's a trio that has the potential to really click, with Hall having been brought in to help add desperately-needed scoring punch behind the Brad Marchand/Patrice Bergeron/David Pastrnak line. With power-play duty also in store for Hall, it's not hard to imagine the 29-year-old see an uptick in production, thanks to his improved team context.
Hall indicated Monday that he'd be ready to play Tuesday against the Sabres, Joe Haggerty of BostonHockeyNow.com reports.
Hall, who was traded by Buffalo along with Curtis Lazar in exchange for Anders Bjork and a second-round pick Sunday, was slated to drive to Boston following the deal, thus putting him in a position to join the the team's lineup in short order. Though the 29-year-old was having an off season with the Sabres (19 points in 37 games), a change of scenery could spark Hall, especially if he clicks well with the slick passing David Krejci, who centers the Bruins' second line. Hall, who said he almost signed with Boston this past fall, is eligible to become a free agent this offseason, but noted that he'd "love to be a Bruin for a few years."
Buffalo traded Hall and Curtis Lazar to Boston in exchange for Anders Bjork and a second-round pick Sunday, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.
After months of speculation, Hall finally has a new home. The 29-year-old has just 19 points and a minus-21 rating in 37 games with Buffalo this season, but those numbers are obviously expected to get a solid bump. He'll likely start out as a second-line winger with David Krejci.
Hall (not injury related) will not be available for Sunday's game against the Flyers, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
No surprise here, as Buffalo has decided to scratch Hall until he's sent to another team or Monday's trade deadline passes. If the Sabres don't strike a deal, expect the 29-year-old back in the lineup in Boston on Tuesday.
Hall will sit as a healthy scratch for a second straight contest Thursday versus the Devils, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
The Sabres are gearing up to trade Hall prior to Monday's deadline, so he'll continue to sit as a healthy scratch until Buffalo is able to come to terms on a deal with another club. He's picked up two goals and 19 points in 37 games this campaign.
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