Don Sweeney is quite the multi-tasker, it appears.
The Boston Bruins announced Sunday night they signed backup goaltender Dan Vladar to a three-year contract extension through the 2022-23 season.
Vladar's contract carries an annual cap hit of $750,000 and its first two years are a two-way deal, meaning he'll split time between Boston and AHL affiliate Providence.
That's not the most interesting news. What is interesting, though, is when the Bruins announced the deal -- during the first intermission of Game 1 in their Stanley Cup Playoff matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
We understand the business side of the NHL never stops, but it's still rare to see a team hand out a three-year extension in the middle of a playoff game.
So, perhaps the B's are seeking some stability at the position and don't want to take any chances with the 22-year-old Vladar, who has no NHL experience but led the AHL in goals against average (1.79) and save percentage (.936) for the P-Bruins last season.
The Bruins went on to beat the Lightning 3-2 behind Halak's 35 saves, so it's safe to say they had a productive Sunday.