The Boston Bruins and defenceman Hampus Lindholm are progressing in talks on an eight-year contract extension, TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reported on Saturday.

LeBrun adds that the extension could be completed as earlier as Sunday.

This follows the acquisition of Lindholm in a trade with the Anaheim Ducks earlier Saturday. 

TSN Hockey Insider Chris Johnston reports that the average annual value of the contract will be $6.5 million.

The 28-year-old Swede was the top defenseman on the market heading into Monday’s trade deadline.

The No. 6 overall pick in the 2012 draft, Lindholm has five goals and 17 assists in 61 games this season. The 6-foot-4, 216-pound defenseman has 57 goals and 165 assists in a nine-year NHL career.

Boston entered Saturday night's games with 81 points, fourth in the Atlantic Division.