Bruins Rumors & News

  • Nash finds himself at center of controversy in return to Bruins

    NBC Sports Boston "Riley Nash certainly didn’t expect to be in the middle of a controversial call in his return to the Bruins lineup, but there it was in the first period of Monday night’s Game 3 at the Air Canada Centre. The B’s third-line center chipped a puck out of the defensive zone that careened off the..." April 18

  • Patrice Bergeron, Anze Kopitar and Sean Couturier named Selke finalists

    CBS Sports "The NHL awards finalists are rolling in this week, with the finalists for several major awards being announced on Wednesday. After the trio of goaltenders up for the Vezina was announced, the NHL unveiled which forwards are finalists for the Frank J. Selke Trophy -- awarded to the best defensive..." April 18

  • Matthews sums up Bergeron line's dominance: 'S--- happens'

    The Score "Auston Matthews offered a blunt assessment of the Patrice Bergeron line's rampant success and his own line's struggles over the first two games of the first-round playoff series between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins. Matthews dropped an expletive when asked about the line of..." April 15

  • Pastrnak snaps Gretzky's record as youngest player with 6 points in playoff game

    Boston Herald "Everything about David Pastrnak is spectacular. On the ice, the Czech-born right winger has been dazzling since his rookie season, scoring on spin moves, setting up goals with no- look passes and making defensemen look like hockey's version of Washington Generals. Pastrnak makes an..." April 15

  • Bruins F Wingels not at practice Friday

    TSN "Boston Bruins forward Tommy Wingels was not on the ice for practice Friday morning after taking a hard hit into the boards by Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri in Game 1 on Thursday night. Wingels was forced to miss the remainder of the third period after the hit by Kadri, which occurred..." April 13

  • Riley Nash unlikely to play, Wingels questionable for Bruins in Game 2 "Riley Nash is unlikely to play and Tommy Wingels is questionable for the Boston Bruins in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday at TD Garden (8 p.m. ET, NBC, CBC, TVAS). Nash returned to practice Friday wearing a no-contact jersey, but the..." April 13

  • Maple Leafs looking for answers after Game 1 loss to Bruins "In a Toronto Maple Leafs dressing room filled with disappointment Thursday, one question kept coming up. What was Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand trying to do when he laid a smooch on the left cheek of Maple Leafs forward Leo Komarov? "I was just trying to get into his head," Marchand..." April 13

  • Bruins’ Marchand on encounter with Leafs’ Komarov: ‘He’s cute’

    Sportsnet "Brad Marchand is an elite pest. The Boston Bruins forward is that guy you hate to compete against, but probably love to play alongside. In Thursday night’s Game 1 of a first-round matchup against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Marchand added to his reputation. " April 13

  • Rick Nash in Bruins' Game 1 lineup

    TSN "After missing the last 12 games of the regular season with a concussion, veteran forward Rick Nash will be in the Boston Bruins' Game 1 lineup against the Toronto Maple Leafs Thursday night. Nash will skate on the Boston's second line with David Krejci and Jake DeBrusk. The 33-year-old..." April 12

  • Bruins’ Donato, Predators’ Tolvanen begin playoffs as scratches

    Pro Hockey Talk "Hype won’t always protect you from being a healthy scratch. When it comes to some prominent late-season additions to potential Stanley Cup contenders, a spot in the lineup isn’t guaranteed. That’s something Ryan Donato is experiencing with the Boston Bruins, and the same can be said of prized..." April 12

  • McAvoy looks ready and rust-free ahead of the playoffs

    NBC Sports Boston "The bad news is that Charlie McAvoy was a minus-6 with zero points in four games after coming back from a sprained MCL in his left knee, and there was a whole bucket of rust on his game after missing a month’s worth of games. The good news is that McAvoy got progressively better as things went..." April 11

  • Bruins' Riley Nash won't play Game 1

    TSN "Boston Bruins forward Riley Nash won't play in Thursday's Game 1 against the Toronto Maple Leafs due to an ear laceration suffered near the end of the season, head coach Bruce Cassidy announced on Wednesday. Nash had an off-ice workout on Wednesday and will skate on Thursday. He has not been..." April 11

  • Biggest contract years for NHL playoff teams

    Pro Hockey Talk "Technically speaking, NHL players only get paid for the 82-game regular season, aside from the pocket change that comes from certain bonuses for playoff wins. In reality, a player can make a living off of a magical postseason run or two. A strong couple of months could end up being costly in..." April 11

  • Bruins’ top line must shake off late-season slump when playoffs begin Thursday

    Boston Herald "With up to a half-dozen rookies potentially in the lineup, and the health of No.   3 center Riley Nash an open question, the last thing you’d think the Bruins would be worried about going into tomorrow’s Game 1 against Toronto is the performance of their top forward line. Through the course of..." April 11

  • Bruins’ Rick Nash returns to practice ahead of Maple Leafs series

    Sportsnet "The Boston Bruins are getting healthy when it counts most. Forward Rick Nash returned to practice Tuesday for the first time since suffering a concussion in the middle of March. Nash hasn’t played since a March 17 contest against the Tampa Bay Lightning but is expected to be in the lineup..." April 10

  • Multiple NHL playoff games will air on Golf Channel, for some reason

    Awful Announcing "The NHL announced the broadcast schedule for the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Sunday night, offering us a look at how NBCUniversal will shuffle the various series across its numerous networks. As usual, many games will air on NBCSN, others will appear on CNBC, others on USA, a handful..." April 09

  • Marc Savard Fires Back At Hockey Writer Who Took Shot At Ex-Bruins Star

    NESN "Marc Savard, as much as anyone, deserves some slack. Just don’t tell that to Toronto Sun reporter Steve Simmons. Savard, who just recently announced his retirement from the NHL, now is doing broadcast work for Sportsnet Canada — a welcome sight. It’s the most visible the former Boston Bruins..." April 09

  • Bruins control fate of Maple Leafs ahead of regular season finale

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs, and their fans, will be watching the final game of the 2017-18 NHL regular season with great intrigue. The result of the Boston Bruins hosting the Florida Panthers will determine who the Leafs play in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Simply put, if the..." April 08

  • Anthony Duclair on collision with Brad Marchand: 'I thought it was pretty dirty'

    The Athletic "A lot of people have shared their opinions regarding whether Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand purposely clotheslined Blackhawks forward Anthony Duclair last month in a collision that ultimately led to Duclair missing the rest of the season due to a lower-body injury. On Friday, after..." April 06

  • Which NHL teams will make a coaching change after the season?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL season will come to an end this weekend and barring some last-minute decision, no head coach will have been fired; that’s something that hasn’t happened since the league expanded in 1967. It’s a rarity that no coach has been canned, despite the calls for management to take..." April 05

  • For Bruins, resting players less important that winning East

    Boston Herald "The Bruins have three regular-season games left. The top spot in the Eastern Conference is in their control, but chances are they’ll need to capture five of the final six points available. The No.  1 seed is no joke. The B’s would be guaranteed home-ice advantage for at least the first three..." April 05

  • Stanley Cup stripping big names off hardware to make room for future winners

    Sporting News "The Stanley Cup is erasing some of the biggest names in hockey to make room for future winners. The names from the teams that won the Cup from 1954-64 will be stripped off the hardware this spring, the Chicago Tribune reported. That means legendary names such as Gordie Howe and Robert Hull..." April 04

  • Broken ankle knocks Brandon Carlo out for the season

    Boston Herald "The Bruins finally announced the bad news on the Brandon Carlo injury that everyone was expecting. The B’s revealed last night that Carlo sustained a fractured left ankle in the B’s 5-1 win against the Florida Panthers on Saturday. He will miss the rest of the regular season and the playoffs..." April 04

  • Bruins getting all of their top players back at just the right time

    Pro Hockey Talk "One of the most incredible parts of the Boston Bruins’ return to the top of the Eastern Conference standings this season is the fact they have been able to do it while dealing with so many significant injuries. The list of man-games lost is an impressive one. • Patrice Bergeron and David..." April 03

  • Odds: Vegas pegs MacKinnon as Hart favorite, Rinne for Vezina

    The Score "Spring is finally in the air. And with that, the NHL calendar is inching closer to what we all crave most: playoff puck. However, there is another major event on the horizon, as the league will hand out its awards for the game's best coaches, front-office executives, and players at the..." April 03

  • Brad Marchand cross-checks MacDonald in the face, gets fined $5K

    Pro Hockey Talk "Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Brad Marchand has been disciplined by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety. This latest punishment for the Boston Bruins forward is a $5,000 fine after cross-checking Andrew MacDonald of the Philadelphia Flyers in the face, because you can’t do that. If..." April 02

  • Bruins' Zdeno Chara: Set to return Sunday

    CBS Sports "Chara (upper body) is expected to lace up the skates Sunday in Philadelphia, Fluto Shinzawa of The Boston Globe reports. Chara was injured in Carolina back on Mar. 13 and has missed the last nine games since the incident." April 01

  • Bruins' Riley Nash: Will miss at least one game

    CBS Sports "Nash received in the neighborhood of 40 stitches after taking a puck to his head/ear area Saturday against the Panthers. Nash won't play Sunday against the Flyers, but he could rejoin the Bruins this coming week in Florida, where the team plays Tampa Bay on Tuesday and the Panthers on Thursday." April 01

  • McAvoy could return for Bruins "Charlie McAvoy could return to the Boston Bruins against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday. The 20-year-old defenseman has missed the past 15 games because of a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee. He has 32 points (seven goals, 25 assists) in 59 games, and is second on the..." April 01

  • Jake DeBrusk expected back in lineup today against Florida Panthers

    Boston Herald "Bruce Cassidy said winger Jake DeBrusk, who missed the last eight games with an upper-body injury, will skate on the second line with center David Krejci and rookie winger Ryan Donato against the Panthers in today’s matinee at the Garden. Cassidy speculated, but did not guarantee, that..." March 31

  • Bruins lose Brandon Carlo to gruesome leg injury

    WEEI Boston "Just when the Bruins appeared close to completely healthy on their backend, Brandon Carlo suffered what will surely be the ugliest-looking injury of the season. Engaged in a battle for the puck along the wall with Aleksander Barkov midway through the third period of a 5-1 Bruins win, Carlo..." March 31

  • 'Everybody is a weapon right now' on Bruins dominant PP unit

    NBC Sports Boston "Special teams and goaltending can often prove to the be difference between success or failure once the Stanley Cup playoffs get going in earnest, and that should bode very well for the Boston Bruins. The Bruins are third in in the NHL in goals against per game even if they’re out of the running..." March 31

  • Jordan Szwarz Signs One-Year Extension With Boston Bruins

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though the team sent him down to the minor leagues earlier today, it’s not all bad news for Jordan Szwarz. The Boston Bruins forward has signed a one-year two-way contract extension which will keep him in the organization through 2018-19. Szwarz will earn $650K at the NHL level, while securing..." March 30

  • Cam Neely Admits Bruins Have Been ‘Frustrated’ By Recent Penalties, Discipline

    NESN "What constitutes a punishable hit in the NHL? Cam Neely and the Boston Bruins apparently aren’t sure. The questioning started on March 21, when St. Louis Blues forward Brayden Schenn delivered a shot to David Krejci’s head — a hit Schenn wasn’t suspended for because the NHL Department of Player..." March 29

  • NHL releases odds for 2018 Draft Lottery

    Sportsnet "The NHL has released the odds for the 2018 Draft Lottery, which will be held on April 28 in Toronto. The lottery will consist of three draws: one for the first-overall pick, one for the second-overall pick and one for the third. The 15 teams that fail to qualify for the playoffs, or teams that..." March 28

  • Bruins Sign Zdeno Chara To One-Year Contract Extension

    NESN "Zdeno Chara’s career will extend beyond this season and it will happen in Boston. The Bruins on Wednesday announced a one-year contract for the captain that will pay him $5 million in base salary with another $1.75 million in incentives. It’s worth noting, too, the NHL salary cap — which..." March 28

  • Jets’ Morrissey avoids suspension for hit on Bruins’ Grzelcyk

    Pro Hockey Talk "NBC Sports Boston’s Joe Haggerty reports that Winnipeg Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey will avoid supplemental discipline for a hit on Matt Grzelcyk of the Boston Bruins. Morrissey received a five-minute boarding major for the hit, but he wasn’t ejected from an eventual 5-4 shootout win for..." March 28

  • Brad Marchand’s MVP candidacy just won’t retreat

    Boston Herald "Brad Marchand has some knocks against him when it comes to the Hart Trophy conversation. One is legitimate: He has missed 14 games because of an injury and a suspension. The other one is not so legitimate: There are some voters who can’t bring themselves to support a player who often has found..." March 27

  • Bruins C Patrice Bergeron 'most likely' to return vs. Wild

    Sporting News "The Bruins received good news Sunday as center Patrice Bergeron is expected to return to Boston's lineup for the first time in a month. Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy announced both Bergeron and defenseman Torey Krug are "most likely" going to play Sunday against the Wild. Bergeron's last..." March 25

  • Bergeron could return for Bruins next game "Patrice Bergeron could return to the lineup when the Boston Bruins visit the Minnesota Wild on Sunday (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, NHL.TV). The 32-year-old center has missed the past 13 games with a foot injury and was cleared by doctors to travel with the team to Minnesota. "He'll skate on Sunday..." March 24

  • NHLPA agrees to GM-recommended change for goalie interference

    The Score "The NHL Players Association has approved the general mangers' proposed change to goaltender interference video reviews that would give the league's hockey operations department the final call over the on-ice referee. Unanimous approval from the Board of Governors is still required before the..." March 22

  • Bruins Sign Harvard Defenseman Wiley Sherman To Entry-Level Contract

    NESN "Harvard is becoming quite a pipeline for the Boston Bruins. The Bruins announced Wednesday that they’ve signed Harvard defenseman Wiley Sherman to a two-year entry-level contract, beginning with the 2018-19 season. Sherman will join the Bruins’ AHL affiliate in Providence on an Amateur Tryout..." March 21

  • NHL recommends hockey ops makes goalie interference calls

    The Score "NHL general managers have officially recommended a change to the goaltender interference rule, agreeing to leave video reviews up to the league's hockey operations department rather than on-ice referees, commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday. The team responsible for making the calls..." March 21

  • David Backes grateful for quick bandage, but not likely to play on road trip

    Boston Herald "Brandon Carlo was sitting in the medical room at Tampa’s Amalie Arena about to have a cut over his left eye stitched up. It was a fairly routine hockey injury. But what came bursting through the door last Saturday was anything but routine. It was a frantic David Backes, and he was clutching a..." March 21

  • Goaltender Interference Dominates GM Meetings

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL General Managers are currently at their yearly meetup in Boca Raton, Florida, and the agenda is filled with discussions on how to make the game better and more appealing to fans. Goaltender interference reviews were one of the biggest issues heading into the meetings, and one brought up..." March 19

  • Patrice Bergeron Participates In Bruins’ Morning Skate

    CBS Boston "It’s been three weeks since Patrice Bergeron was shelved due to a fractured right foot, but the Bruins’ best all-around forward took a big step toward a return to game action on Monday. After skating on his own prior to Monday’s morning skate at Warrior Ice Arena, Bergeron stayed on the ice to..." March 19

  • Bruins sign Ryan Donato out of Harvard

    Boston Herald "Ryan Donato has seemed destined to become a Bruin for a long time now and, in the end, neither he nor the team wasted any time in getting a deal done. Donato’s Harvard University team was bounced from the ECAC tournament Friday night, and last night the winger signed a two-year entry-level NHL..." March 19

  • Bruins' David Backes cut by skate blade in net-front collision, leaves game

    Sporting News "Bruins forward David Backes rushed off the ice clutching his bleeding right leg following a frightening collision Saturday against the Lightning. Yanni Gourde’s skate blade appeared to cut Backes near his knee or thigh as the two tumbled into the Tampa night at full speed toward the end of the..." March 18

  • Backes to avoid suspension for hit

    TSN "Boston Bruins veteran David Backes will be hearing from the league's Department of Player Safety once again on Friday after receiving a match penalty for his hit to the head of Florida Panthers forward Vincent Trochek Thursday night. With the Bruins down 2-0 in the first period, Trocheck..." March 16

  • Bruins Forward Brad Marchand Day-To-Day With Upper Body Injury

    NESN "The Boston Bruins are regrouping after star forward Brad Marchand was scratched for Sunday’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks due to an upper body injury. The Bruins are entering a tough point in the season with a number of injuries and a difficult schedule. " March 13