NHL Notebook: How a big payday for Jacob Trouba in New York could impact Bruins; Chris Kelly returns & more

Charlie McAvoy and Co. compete with Jacob Trouba (Getty Images)

One of the dominos in what is still a packed RFA pool fell on Friday evening, as the Rangers brought defenseman Jacob Trouba into the fold by way of a massive seven-year contract with an average annual value (AAV) of $8 million. 

While Trouba — acquired by the Rangers in a deal with the Jets back in June — stands as a key (if not pricey) addition to the Blueshirts in what has been a busy summer for New York, the blue liner’s new contract also could have some ramifications when it comes to the Bruins. Let’s take a look:

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