Bruins Rumors & News

  • Bruins Notebook: GM avoids using tools of the trade

    Boston Herald "General manager Peter Chiarelli made it clear yesterday, he never considered trading away one or more of the Bruins’ veterans explicitly to clear salary-cap space in order to give free agents Reilly Smith and Torey Krug deals more to their liking. “I’m sure that’s what a lot of people thought,”..." September 30

  • Bruins Sign Defenseman Torey Krug and Forward Reilly Smith to One-Year Contracts

    NHL.com "Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, September 29, that the club has signed defenseman Torey Krug and forward Reilly Smith to one-year contracts through the 2014-15 season, each worth an annual cap figure of $1.4 million. In his first full season at the NHL level last..." September 29

  • Bruins release Ville Leino from tryout deal

    CBSSports.com "The Boston Bruins' experiment with NHL veteran forward Ville Leino is over. Leino, who was bought out by the Buffalo Sabres in the offseason, was released from his tryout contract by the club per general manager Peter Chiarelli. Considering the Bruins finally managed to re-sign restricted free..." September 29

  • Pastrnak returns to the practice ice for B's

    CSN New England "The Bruins returned to the practice ice on Sunday morning, and it appears that they’ve again whittled down their numbers based on the bodies on the ice at TD Garden. David Pastrnak made his return to practice, and a number of the younger players – Ben Sexton, Brian Ferlin and Seth Griffith..." September 28

  • Caron’s play makes an impression

    Boston Herald "For Matt Fraser, Seth Griffith and Jordan Caron, it was a pleasant visit to the nation’s capital, even if the Bruins did lose a two-goal lead and end up dropping a 5-4 decision in overtime to the Capitals. The Caps had a far more veteran lineup, so it was a good opportunity for a lot of young..." September 27

  • Gagne makes big jump forward in 2nd preseason game

    CSN New England "It might have ended with a nice play for a meaningless preseason empty net goal, but the full body of work for Simon Gagne was much improved in his second exhibition game wearing the Black and Gold. The 34-year-old notched the empty net goal to make it a 2-0 final win for the Bruins over the..." September 25

  • Fraser making push for B's roster with solid first step

    CSN New England "Matt Fraser has already said many times in the last few weeks that he doesn’t want to be a “one hit wonder” from last year’s playoffs. The Bruins winger had a career high point when he scored an overtime game-winner in Game 4 against the Montreal Canadiens last spring, but now the 24-year-old..." September 24

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    Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin

    Looks like Ville Leino is with David Krejci and Matt Fraser, in place of David Pastrnak.

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    Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin

    No David Pastrnak on the roster, you might notice. He "tweaked" his shoulder yesterday.

  • Warsofsky skating in Krug's spot during B's camp

    CSN New England "It was entirely predictable that David Warsofsky was paired with Kevan Miller on the first day of on-ice sessions at Bruins training camp at Ristuccia Arena. The 24-year-old defenseman was essentially skating in the spot that might have otherwise been occupied by fellow puck-moving offensive..." September 20

  • Loui Eriksson shoots for old numbers

    Boston Herald "Look at the career statistics for Loui Eriksson and you note recent seasons as a Dallas Star in which he scored 71, 73 and 71 points or potted 36, 29, 27 and 26 goals. Then you look at his production last year, his first as a Bruin: 10 goals, 37 points. Obviously, two significant concussions..." September 20

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    Joe Haggerty @HackswithHaggs

    Chiarelli at State of Bs on Krug/Smith: "My intention is to have the players playing for the Bruins. Theyre not going anywhere" #BruinsTalk

  • Bruins expect serious camp bids from Leino, Gagne

    CSN New England "With the contract status of Torey Krug and Reilly Smith up in the air, perhaps it’s not such a bad thing that veteran forwards Simon Gagne and Ville Leino will be in Bruins training camp on veteran tryout agreements. Both players provide veteran competition for the open forward spots, and give the..." September 17

  • Holdouts a factor as Bruins camp looms

    Boston Herald "Not showing up for the start of training camp used to be a standard negotiating ploy for key Bruins free agents who believed they were being shortchanged by general managers Harry Sinden and Mike O’Connell. The no-show was the only leverage for the likes of Jason Allison, Anson Carter, Byron..." September 17

  • Oilers, Bruins discussed Johnny Boychuk trade over the summer

    Edmonton Journal "One of the summer’s most persistent rumours was the idea of a trade between Edmonton and Boston that would see native son Johnny Boychuk join the Oilers in time for the 2014-15 season. It was a deal that in theory made sense for both sides, as Boston could free up the dollars it needs to clear to..." September 16

  • Bruins shrug off trade chatter

    Boston Herald "In Nashville, Tenn., on Sunday, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli continued to be transparent about his need to make at least one trade to clear some salary cap space and a logjam on defense. Farther north, several Bruins, after an informal skate yesterday at Ristuccia Arena, held tight..." September 16

  • Bruins' Lucic: Wrist improving, but not 100 percent

    NHL.com "The Boston Bruins' loss to the Montreal Canadiens in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Second Round last May came at a cost even greater than the Presidents' Trophy winners not reaching their ultimate goal of a Stanley Cup championship. Early in that game, forward Milan Lucic jammed his left..." September 16

  • Lucic ready to take his place within the team core

    CSN New England "Milan Lucic pays close attention to the comings and goings in the NHL. He’s always been a hockey fan in general, so it goes beyond studying things that directly affect the Bruins’ world. It’s the reason why the B’s power forward is endearingly called Bob McKenzie by some of his teammates: he..." September 16

  • Chiarelli: At some point, I’m going to have to trade a defenseman

    WEEI Boston "At the first intermission of the Bruins’€™ rookie game against the Lightning, general manager Peter Chiarelli discussed the team’€™s NHL roster and where things stand going forward. The biggest takeaways were that David Pastrnak could begin training camp on the right wing of David Krejci‘€™s..." September 15

  • Brian Ferlin right in Bruins' mix

    Boston Herald "It doesn’t take a long look at the Bruins roster to know that, if they are in desperate need of one commodity, it is a right shot winger. With the losses of Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton, the two right wingers the B’s have are both left shots in Loui Eriksson and Reilly Smith (presumed he..." September 14

  • Bruins rookie camp kicks off with first practice

    CSN New England "The Bruins officially started the clock on their 2014-15 season with the opening of rookie training camp at Ristuccia Arena on Thursday morning. Twenty-two players in all are attending the camp. Clearly, they are highlighted by a pair of former first round picks in David Pastrnak and Malcolm..." September 12

  • Bruins’ Jonny Boychuk hopes to stay

    Boston Herald "Johnny Boychuk is well aware that many people believe his days are numbered with the Bruins, that he will be a victim of their salary-cap squeeze and strike it rich elsewhere. Not surprisingly, the easy-going, 30-year-old defenseman isn’t overly worried about his future, even if it does include..." September 11

  • Marchand says he's in better shape this time around

    CSN New England "Brad Marchand may have finally copped to the reason behind his extremely sluggish start last season, and the legs that seemed to disappear in the second round of the playoffs. The irascible B’s right winger showed up at captain’s practice at Ristuccia Arena on Tuesday afternoon for the first..." September 10

  • Chiarelli has tough cap decisions ahead

    CSN New England "There’s a price to be paid for icing a Stanley Cup caliber team year in and year out in the NHL’s salary cap era, and the Bruins are certainly paying it this season and beyond. There’s the $4.5 million bonus overage penalty on this year’s cap as the past-due tab paid for a club that came up two..." September 06

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    Joe Haggerty @HackswithHaggs

    Peter Chiarelli on getting Torey Krug and Reilly Smith signed before camp: "We hope so. We want them to be a part of the team" #BruinsTalk

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    Joe Haggerty @HackswithHaggs

    Bruins sign Matt Fraser to 1-year, 2-way deal and invite Ville Leino to NHL camp. They've also signed Steve Eminger to AHL deal #BruinsTalk

  • Bruins still have needs as season nears

    Boston Globe "It has been a summer of boredom, a summer devoid of moves or headlines or much of anything, really, for the Bruins. They lost Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton in the first hours of free agency, and if not for the signing of some restricted free agents, a Bruins fan could have been forgiven for..." September 05

  • Source: David Krejci agrees to six-year, $43.5 million extension with Bruins

    WEEI Boston "According to a league source, the Bruins and David Krejci have agreed to a six-year, $43.5 million contract. Krejci, 28, will carry a $7.25 million cap hit throughout the duration of the deal, which begins in the 2015-16 season. His salary breakdown will be $7.25 million for the first two years..." September 03

  • Bergeron impressed with skill set of rookie Pastrnak

    CSN New England "It wasn’t so long ago that Patrice Bergeron was the unsure 18-year-old kid fresh off being drafted by an NHL team, and aiming to make that club on his first time out. Bergeron did that in the 2003-04 season, and spent that year as the youngest player in the NHL learning on the job, and surprising..." September 03

  • Seidenberg, Kelly, McQuaid return to B’s practice following surgeries

    Pro Hockey Talk "Three key contributors that missed all of Boston’s postseason are back in action. Defensemen Dennis Seidenberg (torn ACL) and Adam McQuaid (ankle), along with veteran forward Chris Kelly (back), all took part in Tuesday’s informal practice at Ristuccia Arena — the team’s first on-ice session in..." September 02

  • Contract extension talks between David Krejci, Bruins expected to pick up soon

    WEEI Boston "Though two key free agents remain unsigned in Torey Krug and Reilly Smith, the team has had talks to avoid a similar situation with one of their top players next summer. According to a source familiar with the negotiations, the Bruins have had “casual discussions” with David Krejci‘€™s camp..." August 29

  • Johnny Boychuk ‘loves’ being on Boston Bruins blueline

    Edmonton Journal "The kid in the Ryan Smyth Edmonton Oilers replica jersey had two requests of Johnny Boychuk just before he was leaving Perry Pearn’s annual pro hockey conditioning camp Wednesday. “Can I have your autograph, please ... and I sure hope the Oilers get you,” said the youngster. The Boston..." August 29

  • B's prospect Khokhlachev prepared for NHL shot

    CSN New England "By all rights, Alex Khokhlachev should have a decent shot to crack the NHL roster for the Bruins this season. It remains to be seen if that will happen in training camp, where there are a couple of open roster spots at forward, or during the season as one of the first reserves available for..." August 27

  • What do the Bruins expect from Torey Krug?

    Boston Globe "Torey Krug’s professional hockey career up until now has been anything but typical. The 5-foot-9 defenseman out of Michigan State went undrafted, only to be signed by the Bruins in March 2012. After spending all of the following season in Providence, Krug made his way into the Bruins' NHL..." August 25

  • Cunningham could solve Bruins’ problems

    Pro Hockey Talk "We mentioned last week the salary cap crunch the Boston Bruins are currently under. Adding to general manager Peter Chiarelli’s problems is the fact both Torey Krug and Reilly Smith (both restricted free agents) are unsigned. The Boston Globe suggested moving one of the Bruins pending..." August 24

  • Bruins need a trade to free up space

    Boston Globe "This time of year, the U-Hauls that wedge themselves under the Storrow Drive bridges are not the only vehicles reintroducing themselves to Boston. In the coming weeks, as the Bruins return, luxury cars will rocket past unfortunate undergraduates en route to downtown apartments. But one..." August 23

  • Former B's D-man Mottau announces his retirement

    CSN New England "After living out his boyhood NHL dream in parts of nine seasons at hockey’s highest level, former Boston College and Boston Bruins defenseman Mike Mottau has decided to retire from playing professional hockey. Mottau told CSNNE.com that he made the decision last weekend after holding some..." August 20

  • Bruins express interest in free agent Hayes

    CSN New England "It makes too much sense for the Boston Bruins and suddenly unrestricted free agent Kevin Hayes to find each other at the NHL level, and it could just happen. A source indicated to CSNNE.com that the Bruins have expressed interest in Hayes to his agent, Robert Murray, since he became an amateur..." August 18

  • Boston's Toughest Bruin: Cam Neely

    CSN New England "Toughness takes on many forms in hockey. That's especially true for an Original Six team like the Boston Bruins, which has been around for 90 years. There have been ferocious fighters like John Wensink (who even once chased Claude Julien around the ice during their playing days years ago,..." August 14

  • Former B's teammates lament Thornton's exit

    CSN New England "It could be easy for some with agendas to discount what Bruins right wing Shawn Thornton contributed on the ice over the last seven years. After all he was a fourth line enforcer that only scored double digit goals once in his career in Boston, and wasn’t expected to play much more than six..." August 13

  • Tuukka Rask tucks past away

    Boston Herald "Long summers are not what a hockey player wants. It means that he fell far short of every player’s goal of winning the Stanley Cup. But goalie Tuukka Rask, speaking at Shawn Thornton’s charity golf tournament on Monday, is taking the long sabbatical for what it’s worth. “It’s been a little..." August 13

  • Here are the NHL's next wave of breakout stars

    Fox Sports "For many young players with one or two years of experience at the NHL level, the 2014-15 season is the time for them to make major strides in their development and become valuable players capable of playing in many different situations. Let's take a look at five players primed for a breakout..." August 12

  • Torey Krug leveraging KHL against the Boston Bruins

    Yahoo! Sports "If Kevin Dallman can win the KHL’s “best defenseman” award, then Torey Krug would be the Russian league’s Bobby Orrski. Of course, that’s if the KHL were actually an option for Krug and not just some fantastical ruse leaked to friendly media in order to create faux competition for his..." August 12

  • Eriksson looks to do more in Year 2 in Boston

    CSN New England "Loui Eriksson knows that he has more to give the Bruins headed into his second season in Boston. So, the Swedish winger arrived has been hanging around town since July readying for what could be a prominent role with the Black and Gold this season. Eriksson finished with only 10 goals and 37..." August 12

  • Rask 'doesn't feel any different' after Vezina win

    CSN New England "The outside expectations might be raised for Tuukka Rask after the Finnish goaltender stood out during the Olympics, and did that in the middle of a Vezina Trophy-winning regular season. The 36-16-6 record, .930 save percentage and 2.04 goals against average set the standard for NHL goaltenders..." August 12

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    Chris Stevenson @CJ_Stevenson

    Former #bostonbruins star Marc Savard is going to be a scout for the #ottawa67s this season.

  • Campbell may be moving from center to wing

    CSN New England "Boston Bruins forward Gregory Campbell has been known for his faceoff prowess on the fourth line, but he could be moving to the wing next season and he’s OK with that. As D.J. Bean of WEEI in Boston shared, Campbell discussed his possible move off the pivot and he said he’s willing to do..." August 07

  • Are the Bruins the most hated team in the NHL?

    CSN New England "It’s difficult to know how much credence to actually put into a voting process that might have had a hanging Chad Johnson or two, but a recent poll has most NHL outposts in North America hating the Boston Bruins more than any other team. The poll is difficult to take with any kind of scientific..." August 06

  • NHL hit with another class-action suit tied to brain injuries

    CBSSports.com "The NHL has been hit with another class-action lawsuit tied to concussions. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Minnesota with former NHL defenseman Jon Rohloff, who spent parts of three seasons with the Boston Bruins, as the lone plaintiff. More from the New York Times: The..." July 31

  • Julien: 'I may look old, but I feel young at heart'

    CSN New England "Claude Julien knows a good thing when he sees it. Julien, 54, has made three stops in his NHL coaching career, but it’s clear his seven-year run with the Boston Bruins has been his best and most successful, and the one he’ll be associated with someday when his career come to an end. After all..." July 29