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When the Boston Bruins signed 24-year-old goaltender Niklas Svedberg to a one-year, one-way contract on Monday, it became obvious that veteran backup Chad Johnson probably wouldn’t be returning to the Black and Gold for the 2014-15 season. Johnson confirmed that he will leave the Bruins on Monday, via The Boston Globe’s Amalie Benjamin: Chad Johnson acknowledges that he won't be back. Via text: "It's unfortunate for me because I loved everything about Boston and the Bruins."— Amalie Benjamin (@AmalieBenjamin) June 23, 2014 Johnson: "With how tight the cap is in Boston ... as well as what the goalie market for a guy like myself is nothing really could work out."— Amalie Benjamin (@AmalieBenjamin) June 23, 2014 Svedberg likely will back up Vezina Trophy finalist Tuukka Rask next season and Johnson will go to the open market as an unrestricted free agent. He can sign with a new team when free agency begins July 1. Johnson earned $600,000 on a one-year deal l...
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