Bruins Rumors & News

  • Bruins beat Sabres, run streak to 3-0-1

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Tuukka Rask continues to get it done between the pipes for the Boston Bruins. Rask made a season-high 35 saves on Saturday afternoon to lead the Bruins to a 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres. "He's playing much better," Bruins head coach Claude Julien said. "He's made..." December 03

  • NHLPA expected to reject offer to extend CBA for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL’s verbal offer of a three-year extension to the collective bargaining agreement in exchange for Olympic participation has been rejected by the NHLPA. If NHL players are going to participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, it’s not likely to come by way of extending the collective..." December 02

  • NHL Eyeing Exhibition Game In China; Continues History Of International Play

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to TSN’s NHL Insider Darren Dreger, the NHL is expected to play an exhibition game in China next season. While the NHL is easily the most nationally diverse of the “Big Four” North American sports leagues and has a history of playing international games, this would be their first foray..." December 02

  • Khudobin guides Bruins past 'Canes in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Anton Khudobin kept the Boston Bruins in the game as long as he possibly could Thursday night, and his teammates rewarded him with a victory. Torey Krug scored the tying goal with 31.5 seconds left in regulation, and David Pastrnak converted the winning shootout strike as Boston..." December 01

  • Rangers remain NHL’s most valuable team, according to Forbes

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers have widened the gap atop the annual list of the NHL’s most valuable teams. According to Forbes, the Rangers’ franchise value has risen four percent in the last year to $1.25 billion. Meanwhile, the NHL’s second-most valuable team, the Montreal Canadiens, fell five percent..." December 01

  • No Zdeno Chara again tonight as Bruins take on Hurricanes

    Boston Herald "Zdeno Chara participated in this morning's skate at Warrior Ice Arena with his Bruins' teammates for the first time since suffering a lower body injury against the Blues on November 22, but he will not play tonight against the Carolina Hurricanes, said coach Claude Julien. Former 'Cane..." December 01

  • John-Michael Liles out indefinitely with a concussion

    CSN New England "John-Michael Liles is out indefinitely with a concussion suffered after he crashed face-first into the boards in Sunday’s win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Liles lasted just a handful of shifts in Sunday’s win before tripping over Ben Bishop’s stick in the crease and smashing face-first into..." November 30

  • Flyers outlast Bruins in nine-round shootout

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- On a night Philadelphia relied heavily on its goaltender, second-year defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere netted the deciding goal in the ninth round of the shootout to give the Flyers a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night. Gostisbehere scored on Tuukka Rask on the..." November 29

  • Brad Marchand leaves practice after being struck on leg by a hard shot

    Boston Herald "The Bruins can’t even catch a break in practice right now. In a drill at Warrior Ice Arena yesterday, defenseman Adam McQuaid fired a rocket from the point that struck Brad Marchand’s leg, and the winger fell to the ice in pain. Marchand needed to be helped to the bench, and after trying to..." November 27

  • Zdeno Chara will miss third straight game

    Boston Globe "Zdeno Chara will miss his third straight game Sunday against Tampa Bay because of a lower-body injury. Bruins coach Claude Julien termed Chara as day-to-day. The defenseman didn’t participate in Saturday’s practice at Warrior Ice Arena. Brad Marchand did not complete practice Saturday. Adam..." November 27

  • Bruins’ John-Michael Liles injured after scary fall into boards

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Boston Bruins lost defenseman John-Michael Liles early in the first period of their game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday afternoon after he awkwardly fell head first into the boards. The play happened just a few minutes into their game when he tripped over the stick of Tampa Bay..." November 27

  • Hayes ends goal drought in Bruins' 4-1 win

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- A beaming Jimmy Hayes took an imaginary monkey off his back and tossed it over the glass as he waited for teammates to congratulate him behind the net. As he skated past the bench, at least one teammate grabbed at the back of shirt. "(David) Backes tried to grab it. It was..." November 27

  • Bruins recall Khudobin, need him to be much better

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Boston Bruins have recalled goalie Anton Khudobin from his AHL conditioning assignment. He’ll be available to play tonight at TD Garden, where the Bruins will host the Calgary Flames. It remains to be seen who will get the start in Boston’s net. Tuukka Rask played last night in Ottawa,..." November 26

  • Ottawa’s Chris Kelly plays first game against old friends

    Boston Herald "Chris Kelly began his career with the Ottawa Senators and now, after five-plus seasons and a Stanley Cup in Boston, he’s back in red and black. Last night, he faced his former team for the first time since signing here in July. Kelly is enjoying his time back, even if it’s not quite the same as..." November 25

  • Johnson, Flames burn Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Chad Johnson had a rather a simple explanation for his current hot goaltending. "The guys are just doing a good job and I'm getting results," the veteran journeyman said after stopping 35 shots, 19 in the third period, to lead the Calgary Flames to a 2-1 victory over the Boston..." November 25

  • Pastrnak Set to Return; Miller a Game-Time Decision

    NHL.com "The Bruins will not have Zdeno Chara for their matchup with the Ottawa Senators Thursday night, but there was some good injury news coming out of the team's dressing room ahead of the divisional matchup. Bruins coach Claude Julien confirmed that David Pastrnak would be back in the lineup after..." November 24

  • Sens top Bruins for another tight win

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- The Ottawa Senators are comfortable playing tight games this season and their patience paid off again Thursday night. Chris Wideman and Kyle Turris scored third-period goals and Ottawa rallied for a 3-1 victory over the Boston Bruins. The Senators (12-7-1) gave up the first..." November 24

  • Official NHL expansion draft exempt list contains surprises

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights officially have a name and they’re starting to get a better sense of who will be off limits when the expansion draft is conducted in June. Sportsnet has obtained a memo distributed from the NHL to its 30 teams on Tuesday night, which outlines the 66 players currently..." November 24

  • Chara Ruled Out Thursday vs Senators

    NHL.com "Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, November 23, that defenseman Zdeno Chara suffered a lower-body injury in the second period of the team's game vs. St. Louis on Tuesday, November 22, and will not travel with the team to Ottawa. The Bruins will provide a further update..." November 23

  • Vegas Golden Knights introduced as NHL's 31st franchise

    TSN "These Knights will be Golden. As gold confetti blasted into Sin City’s neon-drenched night sky, owner Bill Foley dubbed the NHL’s 31st franchise the Golden Knights, finally giving the first major professional sports team to call Las Vegas home a name and identity. The Vegas Golden Knights..." November 23

  • Zdeno Chara leaves early as Bruins lose to Blues

    Boston Herald "The Bruins lost two leads and eventually the game to the St. Louis Blues, 4-2, at the Garden last night. But they may have lost a lot more than that. Zdeno Chara left the game after his first shift in the second period and, after that, the airtight defense the B’s had been playing for the..." November 23

  • Report: Vatrano (foot) could return to Bruins lineup before Christmas

    Pro Hockey Talk "Frank Vatrano has yet to suit up for the Boston Bruins this season, but he took another step this week toward changing that. He reportedly skated on Tuesday for the first time since undergoing surgery to repair torn ligaments in his foot after he suffered an injury during offseason..." November 23

  • Blues snap road skid with win in Boston

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- After winning the previous three games at home, St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen turned aside 39 shots to help his team snap a three-game road losing streak with a 4-2 win against the Bruins in Boston. "I thought the second period was the best we've played on the road and then..." November 22

  • The Post-Burns Free Agent Market

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Unlike the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Steven Stamkos saga of this past summer, the San Jose Sharks have spared hockey fans the drama and re-signed the top free agent on the market well before the trade rumors or free agency speculation could begin. Brent Burns inked an eight-year, $64MM extension..." November 22

  • Vegas NHL team finally unveils name tonight

    TSN "The NHL’s 31st franchise will unveil its name tonight with all the glitz and glitter you’d expect in Sin City. Owner Bill Foley will pull back the curtain on a tightly-kept secret with help from Cirque Du Soleil performers in a posh party outside T-Mobile Arena, just steps off the famous Las..." November 22

  • NHL team nicknames explained

    NHL.com "Five months after being awarded an expansion franchise, Las Vegas owner Bill Foley will announce the name of his team Tuesday. There has been plenty of speculation around what the team will be called, but that will end Tuesday when Foley not only reveals the team name, but likely explains what..." November 22

  • McKenzie outlines critical issues in NHL-NHLPA escrow battle

    Fanrag Sports "Escrow. CBA. Lawyers. Ugh. No thanks. Anybody want to talk about politics instead? There may not be a more mind-numbingly awful subject to discuss for hockey fans than escrow. Truly. We’d generally rather devour a tasty dessert of trade rumors, but escrow and the CBA are the vegetables..." November 19

  • Granlund gets better of McQuaid, Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- Adam McQuaid may not want to recall his most recent meeting with Mikael Granlund. Fortunately for the Boston Bruins defenseman, he and the Minnesota Wild forward won't see each other again until next season. The pair combined for game-changing plays early and late, and..." November 18

  • NHL, Stakeholders Discuss Possible Change To Draft Age

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Could the NHL change the draft age from 18 to 19? TSN’s Bob McKenzie spoke about the possibility on Tuesday night’s edition of Insider Trading. Former third-overall-pick Pat LaFontaine is leading a group of stakeholders that includes the NHL, NHLPA, CHL, USHL, Hockey Canada, USA Hockey, and..." November 16

  • NHL has new meetings to discuss participation in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Tribune "NHL meetings are set for this week to discuss whether the league will participate in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. League officials will meet with the International Ice Hockey Federation in New York on Wednesday. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the NHL hopes to learn if any traction has..." November 16

  • NHL Will Not Market Individual Rivalries or Players Because It's a Team Sport

    The Comeback "The NHL is done marketing individual rivalries. Speaking to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet.ca, NHL Deputy Commissioner said the league is not marketing individual rivalries among players because “our sport is the ultimate team sport.” That’s a crock of BS for multiple reasons. First of all,..." November 15

  • Is NHL participation in 2018 Olympics really what’s best for hockey?

    Sportsnet "Wednesday’s meeting in New York City involving the NHL, its players and the IIHF to discuss involvement in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games will resolve nothing. There will be no grandiose statements, fireworks and the singing of “We are the World”. What we will hear is that the nearly 20 million..." November 15

  • Rask, Scheifele and Rinne named 3 Stars of the Week

    NHL.com "Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask, Winnipeg Jets center Mark Scheifele and Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Nov. 13. FIRST STAR - TUUKKA RASK, G, BOSTON BRUINS Rask went 4-0-0 with a 0.75 goals-against average, .970..." November 14

  • Rask, Bruins blank Avalanche

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Boston Bruins came into Denver tired and nearing the end of a long road trip. It didn't matter with the dominant season goaltender Tuukka Rask is enjoying. Rask stopped 21 shots for his third shutout of the season, David Krejci had a goal and an assist, and the Bruins..." November 13

  • Offensive flurry pushes Bruins past Blue Jackets

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- It all happened in a hurry. And, for once, it had nothing to do with the team's top line. The Boston Bruins, down 1-0 early, erupted for four goals in a 4:01 span and then cruised to a 5-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets Thursday night. And the top line didn't..." November 10

  • Boston Bruins Lose Noel Acciari For Four Weeks

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Boston Bruins will be shorthanded for a while, as they announced today that forward Noel Acciari will miss four weeks with a lower-body injury. The rookie suffered the injury Monday night against the Buffalo Sabres. Signed out of Providence College last summer, Acciari split time between..." November 10

  • NHL, PA among groups meeting about Olympics

    TSN "The NHL and NHLPA are just two of the groups set to meet next week to discuss the NHL's involvement at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. THe IIHF as well as USA Hockey and Hockey Canada will also meet in New York City next week. The..." November 10

  • Byron gives Habs late winner over Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- Paul Byron was given an opportunity and the speedy winger made the most of it. Promoted to the top line as an injury replacement, Byron poked home the rebound of an Alexander Radulov shot at 18:58 of the third period to lift the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 victory over the Boston..." November 08

  • Rask appears to be in net vs. Sabres, with Jimmy Hayes sitting again

    CSN New England "It looks like the healthy scratch stint for Jimmy Hayes will continue for a second straight game as the big forward looked like the odd man out as the Bruins prepared for the Sabres with a morning skate at Warrior Ice Arena. The biggest change was David Backes replacing Brad Marchand on the Bruins..." November 07

  • Bruins score 3 power-play goals, rout Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- That huge sigh of relief you might have heard came from the Boston Bruins dressing room after the team discovered its power play Monday night. It was only one game, but the Bruins doubled their power-play goal total of the first 11 games, scoring three times in front of Tuukka..." November 07

  • Problem isn't with NHL DoPS, it's the rulebook

    TSN "The tin foil hats are on in Vancouver, chin straps done up nice and tight. Canuck fans are thoroughly convinced the NHL Department of Player Safety has it in for Daniel Sedin and the Canucks; that Nazem Kadri and the Toronto Maple Leafs are, as usual, benefitting from the league's Eastern bias..." November 07

  • David Backes to rejoin Bruins for Saturday's game against Rangers

    Mass Live "After missing the last five games, Bruins forward David Backes is expected to rejoin Boston's lineup for Saturday's home game against the New York Rangers. Backes has yet to play in a game since Oct. 22, as the 32-year-old skater underwent minor surgery on Oct. 24 to remove the olecranon bursa..." November 05

  • Stepan's three points spark Rangers over Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault was happy his team got out of TD Garden with its fourth straight victory on Saturday night. "We didn't play our best game but we found a way to make a couple of plays and beat one of the goaltenders that had been one of the hottest so far in..." November 05

  • Bruins outlast Lightning in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- When it gets 10 rounds deep into a shootout, the unlikeliest of heroes tend to emerge. For Boston, that was Jimmy Hayes who converted his shootout attempt in the 10th round to give the Boston Bruins a 4-3 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday at Amalie Arena...." November 04

  • Bruins winger Brad Marchand has evolved from pest to one of the best

    ESPN "Martins Karsums played only six games for the Boston Bruins during the 2008-09 season, but his brief presence set in motion one of the organization's most important acquisitions of the past decade. After the Bruins selected him as the 64th pick in the 2004 draft, Karsums went on to log 24 games..." November 02

  • Bruins to listen to trade offers on Spooner?

    WEEI Boston "This year, albeit still extremely early, has not gone as planned for Boston Bruins forward Ryan Spooner. Moved from his natural center position to the wing, back to center, back to wing, and now expected to be back to center again for tonight’s head-to-head with the Florida Panthers, the..." November 02

  • Mystery surrounds Patrice Bergeron injury

    Boston Herald "Claude Julien stirred up a mystery yesterday with his vague comments about a Patrice Bergeron injury. But the Bruins center was able to play last night and perform solidly in the B’s improbable 2-1 win against the Panthers. “I felt all right,” Bergeron said. “I was a little sore, so we had a..." November 02

  • Report: NHL may restrict All-Star Game to only ‘bona fide players

    The Hockey News "It looks as though the NHL is going to restrict the likes of John Scott from the All-Star Game by placing parameters around the definition of NHL player. Even though the NHL plans to continue to have populist voting for the All-Star Game, it’s still unclear whether or not the John Scott..." November 02

  • Bergeron has a ‘new’ injury, questionable for tonight’s game in Florida

    CSN New England "Patrice Bergeron was missing from Tuesday's morning skate at the BB&T Center because of an injury sustained after Monday's practice, and is questionable for Tuesday night’s divisional matchup against the Florida Panthers. "Not necessarily," Claude Julien responded when asked if Bergeron is..." November 01

  • Rask, Bruins hold off Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Boston Bruins are 5-0-0 and have allowed just six total goals when Tuukka Rask is in between the pipes. When Rask is out, the Bruins are 0-4-0, and their three backup goalies have allowed a total of 18 goalies. Rask, who had 32 saves and led the Bruins to a 2-1 win..." November 01