Bruins Rumors & News

  • Devils win No. 1 pick in NHL Draft Lottery

    NHL.com "New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero has been steadfast in his approach to acquire assets in an attempt to turn them into legitimate Stanley Cup Playoff contenders again. He gained a significant piece Saturday by winning the NHL Draft Lottery and the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft,..." April 30

  • Sweeney: Bruins still want to ‘become a deeper, more talented team’

    CSN New England "As one would expect, the Bruins viewed getting back into the Stanley Cup playoffs and introducing some young players into the NHL fold this season as a positive step in the right direction. It was certainly better than choking down the stretch in each of the previous two seasons to miss the..." April 27

  • Team USA adds Charlie McAvoy to World Championships roster

    Fanrag Sports "USA Today reporter Kevin Allen confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that, in the wake of Boston’s elimination from the 2017 postseason, defenseman Charlie McAvoy will join Team USA at the upcoming World Championships in Cologne, Germany and Paris, France. A native of Long Beach, N.Y,, McAvoy skated..." April 27

  • Bruce Cassidy named coach of Bruins

    NHLPA.com "The Boston Bruins named Bruce Cassidy as their coach Wednesday. Cassidy was named interim head coach on Feb. 9, replacing Claude Julien. Cassidy was 18-8-1 in the regular season as Boston finished in third place in the Atlantic Division. The Bruins lost to the Ottawa Senators in six games in..." April 26

  • Zdeno Chara Wants To Play Past 2018

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Ty Anderson of WEEI reports that Zdeno Chara won’t be done with hockey after next year, and wishes to sign another contract after his current deal expires next summer. Chara will be playing next season at the age of 40, and because of that he’ll actually be much less of a burden on the Boston..." April 25

  • Patrice Bergeron Played Entire Season With Sports Hernia

    CBS Boston "Patrice Bergeron’s slow start to the season makes a lot more sense now. The Bruins’ top-line center played the entire 2016-17 season with a sports hernia, the team confirmed on Tuesday. Surgery could be an option for Bergeron in the offseason. Bergeron missed the first three games of the..." April 25

  • Bruce Cassidy wants to keep head coaching gig

    Boston Herald "The question was simple and direct. So was the answer. Bruce Cassidy was asked if he wanted the Bruins’ head coaching job on a more permanent basis than the interim tag he’s been wearing since Feb. 7 would suggest. “Absolutely. One hundred percent,” Cassidy said. But if it’s a fait..." April 24

  • Bruins stay alive with 2 OT win over Senators

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- Rookie Sean Kuraly was re-inserted into the Boston Bruins lineup on Friday because, in the words of coach Bruce Cassidy, "He's good at getting on pucks." As it turns out, he's also pretty good at putting them in the net in clutch situations. Kuraly scored twice in Friday's..." April 22

  • Bruins’ David Krejci leaves game vs. Senators with lower-body injury

    Sportsnet "Boston Bruins forward David Krejci has left Game 5 against the Ottawa Senators with a lower-body injury. The injury occurred late in the first period when he collided with Ottawa’s Chris Wideman. " April 22

  • Zdeno Chara as vital as ever in Bruins’ fight for playoff lives

    Sportsnet "Six-foot-nine. 108.8 miles per hour. 175 centimetres. Zdeno Chara has been defined by numbers his entire professional career. His height. His fastest recorded slap shot. The length of his stick, which is the longest the NHL allows. There’s always been a lot of interest around the..." April 22

  • Bruins' Spooner benched for Game 5 with restricted free agency looming

    CSN New England "Bruce Cassidy will be making some lineup changes headed into the Bruins' do-or-die Game 5 against the Senators, and the most significant is that Ryan Spooner won’t be playing after a largely ineffective first four games in the series. Cassidy said Spooner “was less than 100 percent” due to an..." April 22

  • Senators take command of series with Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Special players tend to do special things at special times. Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson is a special player. Wednesday night, Karlsson shot a puck intentionally wide to the right of Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask. Bobby Ryan, in behind rookie defenseman..." April 19

  • Bruins get Colin Miller back for Game 4

    Boston Globe "Bruins defenseman Colin Miller, who was left limping after a knee-on-knee hit by the Senators’ Mark Borowiecki in Game 1 of the first-round Boston-Ottawa playoff series, has been cleared to play in Game 4 tonight at TD Garden. Miller will replace Tommy Cross on the No. 3 defense pairing alongside..." April 19

  • Bruins fan tries to steal stick from Senators player after game, learns his lesson

    Fox Sports "Bruins fans in attendance for Game 3 against the Senators didn’t get to see the result they were hoping for on Monday night, as Boston lost in overtime to Ottawa, 4-3. One fan tried his best to take home a consolation prize immediately following the game, though that didn’t exactly work out for..." April 18

  • Bruins could get Krejci back tonight

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Boston Bruins could get a boost tonight with the return of veteran center David Krejci. Krejci will be a game-time decision against the Senators. He missed the first two games of the series in Ottawa with an upper-body injury. “We will see how it goes tonight,” Krecji said this morning,..." April 17

  • Ryan's OT goal lifts Senators to 4-3 win, 2-1 series lead

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The Ottawa Senators escaped with a win after blowing a three-goal lead Monday night. The Boston Bruins thought the Senators had help. "Demoralizing and disappointing ... there's probably a lot more words, but they called it," Bruins interim coach Bruce Cassidy said of referee..." April 17

  • Bruins’ Carlo skates, but remains ‘doubtful’ for Game 3

    Pro Hockey Talk "The injury bug has taken a nice bite out of the Boston Bruins of late, but they finally got some good-ish news on Sunday. Injured defenseman Brandon Carlo skated during Sunday’s optional practice, which would indicate that he’s closing in on a return. Unfortunately for the Bruins, head coach..." April 16

  • Senators win on Phaneuf's OT goal to pull even with Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- Dion Phaneuf has played 936 NHL games but never has he experienced a moment similar to the one he lived Saturday afternoon at Canadian Tire Centre. "That's the biggest (goal) I've scored," said Phaneuf, the Ottawa defenseman whose shot from the point at 1:59 of overtime gave Ottawa..." April 15

  • David Krejci unlikely to play Game 2 of series vs. Senators

    ESPN "Bruins center David Krejci likely will miss Game 2 of Boston's playoff series against the Senators. Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said defenseman Colin Miller also is doubtful for Saturday's game. Krejci did not practice with the team Friday because of an upper-body injury that kept him out of..." April 15

  • Bruce Cassidy ponders his blue-line options if Colin Miller can’t play in Game 2

    Boston Herald "Interim coach Bruce Cassidy would not rule out Colin Miller for Game 2 against the Senators. But as Miller noticeably limped through the lobby of the Bruins’ hotel lobby yesterday morning, it at least seemed as though the defenseman would need some serious faith healing to see the Canadian Tire..." April 14

  • Team USA Names Fifteen Players To World Championship Squad

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though some of the names had already been confirmed, USA Hockey has released a full list of the 15 players that have agreed to play in the upcoming World Championships. The team so far is as follows: Nick Bjugstad (Florida Panthers) Daniel Brickley (Minnesota State, undrafted) J.T. Compher..." April 13

  • Bruins' Acciari close to return, could play in Game 2

    CSN New England "While Bruins defensemen seem to be dropping like flies to injuries, they may be getting some reinforcements back up front amid their playoff series against the Ottawa Senators. Noel Acciari is nearing a return to the Bruins lineup after missing the Game 1 win with an upper body injury and is “a..." April 13

  • Bruins rally to defeat Senators in Game 1

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- The Boston Bruins were unable to record a single shot on goal in the second period Wednesday night, but they took the only two that mattered in the third. The result was a 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre that gives the Bruins a 1-0 lead in the..." April 12

  • No local blackouts for NBC’s cable 1st round NHL Playoff telecasts except in two cities

    Awful Announcing "As the NHL Playoffs are about to begin, one of the pet peeves for NBC was that it had to black out its telecasts in the local U.S. home markets in the first round. Take the Chicago-Nashville series for example. In the past, NBCSN or its sister networks would be blacked out to protect the Comcast..." April 12

  • NHL Releases Official Draft Lottery Odds

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL has released the official odds for the upcoming draft lottery, which determines the order in which each team outside the playoffs will select in this year’s entry draft. The Colorado Avalanche lead the way with an 18% chance of winning, while the Vegas Golden Knights will be given the same..." April 12

  • Brad Marchand knows he’s under NHL microscope as he re-enters Bruins lineup

    Boston Herald "Brad Marchand has been a very good player in the NHL for a long time now. But after a two-year hiatus from the playoffs, the Bruins left winger will enter the postseason with the kind of elevated profile that he’s never carried before. Marchand made himself into a Hart Trophy candidate this..." April 12

  • Bruins pair Charlie McAvoy with Zdeno Chara

    WEEI Boston "It’s hard to have a bigger brother than the 6-foot-9 Zdeno Chara. A giant on the ice in skates and in the B’s locker room with his lead-by-example actions, the 40-year-old Chara has had his share of siblings over his 11-year run in Boston. He’s helped accelerate the development of prospects..." April 11

  • Bruins ready to test Charlie McAvoy in bright lights of NHL playoffs

    Boston Herald "Charlie McAvoy made it look easy as he climbed each rung of the hockey ladder, from youth teams on Long Island to the United States national program, Boston University, the world junior tournament and, for a brief spell, the AHL’s Providence Bruins. Now comes the biggest test for the..." April 11

  • The question of Ryan Spooner’s future with the Bruins

    Boston Globe "In 2013-14, Reilly Smith helped to take some of the hurt out of the Tyler Seguin trade. As a first-year Bruin, Smith scored 20 goals and 31 assists for 51 points in 82 games. While Smith had his peaks and valleys, he looked like a trustworthy top-six forward who could ride alongside Brad Marchand..." April 11

  • Torey Krug unlikely, Brandon Carlo out for Game 1 against Senators

    Mass Live "With the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs only a few days away, the Boston Bruins' blue line has seen better days. Bruins general manager Don Sweeney announced Monday morning that the team will likely be without two of its starting defensemen for the start of the first-round series..." April 10

  • Bruins Sign Charlie McAvoy To Three-Year, Entry-Level Contract

    NESN "The Charlie McAvoy era in Boston might start sooner than expected. The Bruins open a first-round Stanley Cup playoffs series Wednesday night in Ottawa, and McAvoy could be in the mix. The club announced Monday it signed McAvoy to a three-year entry-level contract. The young defenseman will..." April 10

  • How NHL nixing the Olympics is a harbinger of another lockout

    New York Post "This is what the NHL and Gary Bettman do when they don’t get their way: They take their puck and go home. Or stay home. They refuse to play. They did it through Owners’ Lockouts I, II and III in 1994, 2004 and 2012 and they’re doing it again with the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South..." April 09

  • Bruins' Carlo injured by Ovechkin hit

    NESN "The Boston Bruins entered Saturday’s game against the Washington Capitals without top-four defenseman Torey Krug, who left Thursday’s loss to the Ottawa Senators with a lower body injury. It took the B’s less than 20 minutes of action to lose another defenseman Saturday. Bruins blueliner..." April 08

  • Capitals stay hot with 3-1 win over Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- With their second straight Presidents' Trophy already in tow, the Washington Capitals didn't have all that much to play for Saturday at TD Garden. Standings-wise, that is. The Capitals, knowing they could help secure a first-round playoff matchup against Boston, continued..." April 08

  • Bruins can ill afford to lose Krug for playoffs

    Pro Hockey Talk "Torey Krug will not play tomorrow in the Boston Bruins’ regular-season finale against Washington. And that’s all we know for now. Krug’s status for the playoffs remains unclear after he left Thursday night’s shootout loss to Ottawa with a lower-body injury. Today, head coach Bruce Cassidy..." April 07

  • Cam Neely: Brad Marchand 'needs to grow up a little bit'

    NESN "The Boston Bruins still have plenty to play for in their final two regular-season games, but they’ll have to do it without their top goal-scorer. The NHL suspended B’s winger Brad Marchand on Thursday for Boston’s final two games after he speared Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jake Dotchin in..." April 07

  • Senators beat Bruins in SO, clinch playoff berth

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The Ottawa Senators accomplished all kinds of things Thursday night, and they did it without their best player. The Sens, who have been hammered by injury, qualified for the playoffs with a tie in regulation and then won the shootout for a 2-1 win over Boston that finished off the..." April 06

  • Bruins Brad Marchand Suspended For 2 Games For Spearing Tampa’s Jake Dotchin

    CBS Boston "Brad Marchand will have to sit out the rest of the regular season. The Bruins forward has been suspended for two games for his Tuesday night spearing of Tampa Bay’s Jake Dotchin, the NHL announced on Thursday. Marchand was initially issued a five-minute major penalty and a game misconduct..." April 06

  • Bruins shut out Lightning, clinch playoff berth

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- David Pastrnak didn't seem to care about the ugly stitched cut under his left eye after Tuesday night's game. He was going to the NHL playoffs for the first time. "It's a new feeling. I'm enjoying it a lot," the third-year winger said after his 33rd and 34th goals of the..." April 05

  • Bruins’ Brad Marchand to have hearing Thursday for spearing

    Sportsnet "Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand will have a hearing Thursday morning for spearing the groin of Tampa Bay defenceman Jake Dotchin. Marchand was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct for Tuesday’s spear, which came with 40 seconds remaining in the first period. The pest has been..." April 05

  • Olympic decision could lead to more labor strife for NHL

    Chicago Sun-Times "If indeed the Olympics are played in South Korea next year without the likes of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid and all the other best players in the world, it’ll be a blow for the sport of hockey. But look beyond February of 2018 and ahead to September 2019, when both..." April 04

  • Pyeongchang holding out hope to see NHLers

    TSN "South Korean Olympic organizers still hope to see NHL players competing at next year's Winter Games despite the National Hockey League's insistence it won't happen. Nancy Park, a spokeswoman for the Pyeongchang 2018 organizing committee, said Tuesday there's still time for "meaningful..." April 04

  • Clinching scenarios for Leafs, Bruins Tuesday

    TSN "Both the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins can punch their tickets to the postseason on Tuesday night. The Maple Leafs (39-24-15) can clinch a playoff spot by defeating the Washington Capitals in regulation or overtime and having the Tampa Bay Lightning lose to the Bruins in any fashion...." April 04

  • NHLPA disagrees with NHL’s ‘shortsighted decision’ to skip Olympics

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association voiced displeasure on Monday after learning of the NHL’s decision to not send players to the 2018 Winter Olympics. In a statement, the NHLPA said that it’s disappointed and disagrees with the NHL’s “shortsighted decision to not continue our participation in the..." April 04

  • NHL will not participate in 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics

    TSN "For the first time since 1994, NHL players will not attend the Winter Olympics. The league released a statement Monday saying it "considers the matter officially closed" and that it won't participate in the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Negotiations between the league, the NHL..." April 03

  • Friedman predicts ‘wild trade market after this season’

    Fanrag Sports "Trades. If you ask fans across the spectrum what excites them the most about the NHL, the answer will generally revolve around either trades or the possibility of them. Needless to say, the in-season trend in this league in recent campaigns has seen a dearth of meaningful swaps, with most of..." April 03

  • Bruins down Blackhawks for fifth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron understood the stakes as he waited for a faceoff against Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews with 7.5 seconds remaining in the third period Sunday afternoon. Chicago had an extra attacker on the ice and needed Toews to win the draw to try..." April 02

  • NHLPA May Bar Agents From Contacting Players Under 16

    Pro Hockey Rumors "TSN’s Rick Westhead reported last week that the NHLPA is considering a new regulation prohibiting any certified agent from contacting an under-16 player or player’s family. The NHLPA controls agents through a certification process, and only certified agents may represent NHL players. The rule’s..." April 02

  • Krejci, Rask help Bruins complete sweep of Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- If the Boston Bruins hang on and end their two-year absence from the playoffs, they can look at the season series with the Florida Panthers as the thing that got them back to the postseason fun. The Bruins, keeping pace in their scramble for a playoff berth, completed a sweep of..." April 01

  • Five major contenders for the Hart Trophy this season

    Sportsnet "As the NHL’s regular season inches to a close, it’s time for award season speculation to begin. Arguably the toughest category to vote for this season will be the Hart Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the “player judged most valuable to his team.” The trouble comes from that “most valuable”..." March 31

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