BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Bruins said Tuesday they have agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent right wings Glen Murray and Shawn McEachern, who combined for 49 goals in the most recent NHL season.

The moves announced Tuesday came one day after the Bruins obtained left wing Brad Isbister from Edmonton for a fourth-round draft choice in 2006. But their top two forwards, Joe Thornton and Sergei Samsonov, are restricted free agents who remain unsigned and can become unrestricted free agents after next season.

The Bruins had very few players under contract when the lockout ended last month and were poised to move aggressively to sign players who might not fit under their current teams’ salary cap.

Murray, 32, agreed to a four-year contract, while McEachern, 36, got a two-year deal.

Murray spent the last three NHL seasons with Boston and didn’t play last season. In 2003-04, he had a team-high 32 goals and added 28 assists for 60 points. In 13 NHL seasons with Boston, Pittsburgh and Los Angeles, he has 268 goals and 255 assists in 823 games. He has been in the last two All-Star games.

McEachern, who had 24 goals in his only season with Boston in 1995-96, spent the last two NHL seasons with Atlanta. In 2003-2004, he was the Thrashers’ second leading scorer with 55 points, including 17 goals.

He had spent six seasons with Ottawa before being traded to Atlanta. He also played for Pittsburgh and Los Angeles. In 883 NHL games, he has 254 goals and 317 assists.

Also Tuesday, the Bruins signed center Dave Scatchard to a four-year contract. The 29-year-old played most recently for the New York Islanders. In seven NHL seasons with New York and Vancouver, he has 80 goals, 80 assists, and 622 penalty minutes.

The Bruins did not disclose terms of the deals.

AP-ES-08-02-05 2029EDT


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