Bruins Rumors & News

  • Report: NHL might scrap All-Star Game in favor of international event

    CBS Sports "The NHL All-Star Game has been somewhat of a shapeshifting beast over the years. A lot about the annual midseason event has changed, from the game's format to the way teams are picked and how players are voted in. But soon the league's All-Star Game may cease to exist altogether. According to a..." October 17

  • Backes and Bergeron return to Bruins practice, may be back in action soon

    NBC Sports Boston "It was good news when word first filtered out that David Backes had resumed skating last weekend while the Bruins were on the West Coast, and even better news Tuesday when he returned to practice. Backes skated without any restrictions in a spot on the third line with Riley Nash and Tim Schaller,..." October 17

  • Bruins could sure use Patrice Bergeron right now

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Boston Bruins are off to a 2-3-0 start this season, which probably isn’t ideal considering they had two games against Colorado (they were the worst team in the NHL last season), a game against Arizona (they aren’t very good) and another one against Vegas (they’re an expansion team). Yes,..." October 16

  • Bruins plan on re-signing, not trading captain Zdeno Chara

    Sportsnet "Zdeno Chara continues to be an important player on the blue line for the Boston Bruins, even at age 40. With his contract set to expire at the end of the season, the Bruins captain’s future is unclear for now. But, as reported by Elliotte Friedman on Hockey Night in Canada, the Bruins would..." October 15

  • Bruins Must Improve Defensively After Poor Start To 2017-18 NHL Season

    NESN "The Boston Bruins have not played well defensively through the first three games of the 2017-18 NHL season. The B’s have given up a total of 13 goals in just nine periods of hockey, including 10 goals allowed to the Colorado Avalanche, who finished at the bottom of the league standings last..." October 13

  • The Bruins are getting Krug, Czarnik back today; Bergeron not ready yet

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Boston Bruins are finally getting a little bit of good injury news on Monday. After playing the season opener without Patrice Bergeron, Torey Krug, David Backes and Austin Czarnik, and then losing forward Noel Acciari for as long as six weeks during the game, two of those players will be..." October 09

  • Bergeron returns to B's practice, doesn't look like he'll play vs Avs

    NBC Sports "The Bruins aren’t officially ruling out Patrice Bergeron for Monday afternoon’s matinee against the Colorado Avalanche, but it’s a good bet that No. 37 will miss his second straight game for the Black and Gold. Bergeron was wearing a maroon non-contact practice jersey while doing line rushes..." October 08

  • Noel Acciari expected to miss 6 weeks with broken finger

    WEEI Boston "The hits just keep coming for a Bruins team just one game into their season, as the team has announced that fourth-line forward Noel Acciari will miss the next six weeks after suffering a fractured left index finger in Thursday’s 4-3 win over the Predators. The injury came when Acciari took a..." October 07

  • Bruins will be without David Backes for 3-4 weeks

    Boston Herald "The Bruins did not start the new season the way they had envisioned. Not only were the B's without their top player Patrice Bergeron, out day-to-day with a lower body injury, and defenseman Torey Krug (broken jaw), but it was learned Thursday night that David Backes would be out at least three..." October 06

  • Golden Knights claim goaltender Malcolm Subban off waivers from Bruins

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights have claimed goaltender Malcolm Subban from the Boston Bruins. Subban was a first-round pick in 2012, taken 24th overall by Boston. He played most of last season in AHL Providence, finishing the year with a 2.41 goals-against average and .917 save percentage. The..." October 03

  • Bergeron day to day for Bruins

    NHL.com "Welcome to the 2017 preseason! This is a busy time with the start of the new season beginning Wednesday. Rookies are looking to make a name for themselves and veterans are aiming to lock down roster spots. Each day, we will have all the updates of note right here. Here is the preseason news..." October 03

  • Bruins' Subban tops waiver list

    TSN "As NHL teams trim their rosters before the regular season, many teams are placing their extra players on waivers. Topping the list is Boston Bruins goaltender Malcom Subban of the Boston Bruins and forward Brooks Laich of the Los Angeles Kings. The 23-year-old Subban made one appearance for..." October 03

  • Bruins’ Ryan Spooner centering in on securing third-line spot

    Boston Herald "With a little more than a week to go until opening night on Oct. 5, the Bruins lineup is slowly coming into focus. Rookie right winger Anders Bjork, both a good fit with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand and strong on the puck in his own right, is a smart bet to start the season on the top..." September 29

  • NHL Board of Governors discuss place of anthems before games

    Sportsnet "“It” wasn’t supposed to even be on the agenda at Wednesday’s NHL Board of Governors meeting. This was supposed to be a regular, run-of-the-mill meeting in New York City to rubber stamp a rule change, and get regular updates from various league departments. “It” was a discussion about..." September 29

  • Olympic roster decisions starting to take shape

    Sportsnet "As the parent of a five-year-old, my interest in minor hockey has grown exponentially the last few years. He’s a decent skater, but isn’t sure he wants to play. Despite that, you’re trying to learn everything you can. Toronto is a funny place for minor hockey. A friend of mine who used to coach..." September 28

  • NHLPA issues statement in support of players’ peaceful protests

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association officially joined the political conversation on Wednesday. In an email sent to players by executive director Donald Fehr, the NHLPA stated that any players who would like to participate in peaceful protests of their own “would of course have the full support of the..." September 28

  • Huge step? Doctors may find a way to identify CTE in living NHL players

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pro Football Talk’s Josh Alper and TSN’s Rick Westhead pass along what could be a breakthrough Boston University study – or at least the early stages of a breakthrough – in how concussions/CTE are handled in sports. The key: after only being able to study brains of deceased athletes, there’s a..." September 27

  • A new No. 1: McDavid edges Crosby in TSN's Top 50 player poll

    TSN "Not even back-to-back Conn Smythe trophies were enough for Sidney Crosby to hold off Connor McDavid for one more year. For the first time in the eight-year history of TSN’s Top 50 player poll, Crosby was knocked off his perch as the projected No. 1 player in the NHL, as decided by a panel of 22..." September 26

  • NHL’s Bettman says he respects players’ views on political issues

    Sportsnet "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman says he respects players’ views on political and social issues and "people are going to have to decide what makes them comfortable." Several pro hockey players have commented President Donald Trump’s call for protesting NFL players to be fired...." September 26

  • IIHF release Olympic hockey schedule

    TSN "Canada opens defence of its Olympic men's hockey gold Feb. 15 versus Switzerland and women's gold Feb. 11 against Russia. The International Ice Hockey Federation released the ice hockey schedules and matchups Monday for the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Canada's women, who are..." September 25

  • Patrice Bergeron Doesn’t Sound Like Biggest Fan Of NHL’s Faceoff Crackdown

    NESN "Patrice Bergeron hasn’t finished outside the NHL’s top 10 in faceoff percentage since 2010-11, so the Boston Bruins center knows a thing or two about draws. Bergeron is also a consummate professional who rarely speaks out against anything that might be perceived as slightly controversial...." September 22

  • Torey Krug Injury: Bruins D-Man Out At Least 3 Weeks With Fractured Jaw

    NESN "Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug will get a late start to the 2017-18 season after an unfortunate preseason injury. The Bruins D-man made an early exit from Tuesday’s preseason game against the Detroit Red Wings after taking a puck to the face. The B’s announced Thursday morning Krug suffered a..." September 21

  • Brad Marchand rips NHL crackdown on faceoffs: 'It's an absolute joke'

    WEEI Boston "The NHL preseason has come with an apparent crackdown on faceoff violations. The opening 24 minutes of Monday’s Maple Leafs-Senators contest had three penalties for violations at the dot. Same for last night’s meeting between Devils and Capitals. The Rangers-Islanders game featured one minor..." September 19

  • NHL goalies won’t wear smaller chest protectors this season

    Sportsnet "NHL goalies will get to wait another year until they are required to downsize their chest protectors, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The proposal to reduce the size of certain pieces of goaltender equipment — specifically their chest protectors and pants — was discussed at last..." September 18

  • Big, bad contracts? Bruins’ salary cap situation after Pastrnak signing

    Pro Hockey Talk "With a $6,666,666 cap hit, David Pastrnak‘s six-year contract might seem like a deal with the devil for the Boston Bruins. All things considered, it’s actually pretty reasonable, though. Pastrnak is 21, and he only reached the legal drinking age in the U.S. on May 25. His youthful potential..." September 17

  • Purcell hopes to rekindle NHL career in Boston on a tryout

    NBC Sports Boston "It’s going to take a few things to fall into place, but NHL veteran winger and former University of Maine star Teddy Purcell is hoping that he comes away with an NHL job in Boston at the end of training camp. The 32-year-old Purcell found himself in the AHL for the bulk of last season after..." September 17

  • Newly re-signed Bruins winger David Pastrnak rich in talent, humor

    Boston Herald "Maybe some day the six-year, $40 million contract will change David Pastrnak a little bit. But for now, the Bruins winger remains the same goofy kid with a deadpan sense of humor. Asked yesterday what his first big purchase would be now that he’s struck it rich, the 21-year-old Czech Republic..." September 17

  • Krecji reveals he sustained MCL injury in playoffs

    NHL.com "David Krejci is healthy at the start of training camp, and that's good news for the Boston Bruins. "I felt good," the center said after the first day of on-ice practice at training camp Friday. "This game's getting faster, so I'm just going to keep it light and keep [my] feet moving on the ice..." September 16

  • Bruins invite veteran Teddy Purcell to camp on PTO

    WEEI Boston "Veteran forward Teddy Purcell, invited to Bruins training camp on a professional tryout, has his share of his connections to New England. A one-year standout at the University of Maine, developed with the Manchester Monarchs (the then-AHL affiliate of the Kings) from 2007 to 2009, and a rival..." September 15

  • Pastrnak anticipates pressure following contract with Bruins

    NHL.com "Forward David Pastrnak is ready to take on an even bigger role with the Boston Bruins following his contract situation getting settled. Pastrnak, who was a restricted free agent, signed a six-year, $40 million contract (average annual value of $6.67 million) Thursday and is expected to report..." September 15

  • Bruins have interest in extending Zdeno Chara

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Boston Bruins made news Thursday, signing restricted free agent forward David Pastrnak to a contract extension. There was also another nugget of information to come from Don Sweeney’s meeting with the media. According to Joe Haggerty of CSN New England, the Bruins have interest in a..." September 14

  • Bruins sign RFA Pastrnak to six-year, $40M deal

    TSN "The Boston Bruins have signed restricted free-agent David Pastrnak to a six-year, $40 million contract, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. The contract carries an annual cap hit of $6.67 million, making him the fourth-highest paid Bruin, behind David Krejci ($7.25 million), Tuukka..." September 14

  • David Pastrnak won't report to Bruins without new deal

    WEEI Boston "As expected, and still without a deal reached between Bruins general manager Don Sweeney and NHL agent J.P. Barry, star restricted free agent David Pastrnak will not be on the ice for the start of Bruins training camp on Thursday. In fact, the 21-year-old Pastrnak will not even be stateside, as..." September 13

  • IIHF president Rene Fasel shoots down talk of late NHL Olympics deal

    Sportsnet "Although the NHL said in April that it would no longer be participating in the 2018 Olympics, there has been hope that the league, IIHF and IOC would still be able to strike a late agreement to ensure a best-on-best tournament. A month after the NHL’s announcement, IIHF president Rene Fasel..." September 13

  • Marchand OK with big contract for Pastrnak

    TSN "The Boston Bruins have been unable to reach a contract extension this summer with restricted free agent David Pastrnak as the team reportedly attempts to avoid paying him more per year than Brad Marchand. The Bruins are believed to have made an offer with an average annual value of $6 million..." September 12

  • David Pastrnak could play in KHL next season

    WEEI Boston "Just a few days away from the official start of Bruins training camp, it appears that the camp for restricted free agent David Pastrnak will now look for options outside the NHL. According to KHL insider Aivis Kalnins, there’s been ‘rumblings’ that the 21-year-old Pastrnak could be bound for..." September 12

  • Pastrnak, Bruins continue talks daily, GM says

    NHL.com "Negotiations between restricted free agent right wing David Pastrnak and the Boston Bruins continue daily, according to general manager Don Sweeney. "We continue to talk every day and we're hoping to find a landing spot," Sweeney said Monday in Buffalo while attending the Prospect Challenge..." September 12

  • Bruins’ Bergeron on hernia injury: It was ‘in my head’ last season

    Sportsnet "When all was said and done, Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron put together what most would deem a successful 2016-17 season. The 32-year-old eclipsed the 20-goal mark and racked up a total of 53 points on the year. He also walked away with the Selke Trophy as the NHL’s top defensive..." September 12

  • NHL players survey: 21 of 31 say Quebec City should be next for expansion

    USA Today "If the NHL decides to add a 32nd team, players would want it to be located in Quebec City, Quebec. USA TODAY Sports polled 31 high-profile players at the NHL/NHL Players' Association media tour and 21 (67.7%) chose Quebec as the venue the league should next embrace. Seattle finished second..." September 11

  • Malcolm Subban ready to compete for Bruins’ backup goalie job

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Boston Bruins have a pretty wide open competition for the No. 2 goaltending job behind starter Tuukka Rask. Competing for that spot are Anton Khudobin, the player that held that position for most of last season, Zane McIntyre, and 2012 first-round pick Malcolm Subban. From the time he..." September 10

  • David Pastrnak is a star and the Bruins should be willing to pay him like one

    Pro Hockey Talk "As training camps draw closer all eyes in the NHL are starting to turn to the situation in Boston where restricted free agent David Pastrnak remains unsigned. According to general manager Don Sweeney, there is no timetable on when a deal is going to be reached and there seems to be a bit of a..." September 09

  • Report: NHL trade deadline will be Feb. 26

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL trade deadline, one of the most highly anticipated days of the hockey calendar, will take place on Feb. 26, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The lead-up to last year’s trade deadline saw a number of high profile deals." September 08

  • Sweeney: Bruins, Pastrnak 'will find a deal at some point in time'

    NBC Sports Boston "The discussion level has kicked up between Bruins general manager Don Sweeney and JP Barry, agent for David Pastrnak, in recent days, but it doesn’t sound like the ball has moved much in one direction with a week to go until the opening of training camp. The Bruins have made a couple of offers..." September 07

  • Bruins, Pastrnak working on eight-year term

    TSN "The Boston Bruins are now discussing on an eight-year term on a contract for restricted free agent David Pastrnak, according to Pastrnak's agent, J.P. Barry. Barry told the Boston Herald that there has been "no progress yet" but the two sides are up to the max term of an NHL contract. Last..." September 06

  • Chara wants to play beyond this season with Bruins

    NBC Sports Boston "Zdeno Chara made it clear that he’s willing to talk about his future with the Boston Bruins whenever they make it a priority. After the 40-year-old expressed a desire for a contract extension at the end of last season, there was no discussion from either side this summer leading into the final..." September 05

  • McAvoy ready to make an impact for Bruins

    Pro Hockey Talk "Prized Boston Bruins prospect Charlie McAvoy made his NHL debut for the Boston Bruins last postseason out of necessity. The team was dealing with a rash of injuries on the blue line, and McAvoy, the team’s first-round pick in 2016, just happened to be the next man up. At just 19 years of age and..." September 02

  • Pastrnak’s agent to ask Bruins about eight-year deal on Friday

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Boston Herald’s Steve Conroy caught up with Bruins exec Cam Neely and David Pastrnak‘s agent J.P. Barry, and there are some awfully interesting updates regarding the rising forward’s negotiations. Most pressingly, Barry told Conroy that the two sides are set to speak again on Friday, and..." September 01

  • Bruins' Bergeron: 'I'll be ready for camp' after offseason surgery

    NHL.com "Patrice Bergeron expects to be 100 percent healthy when Boston Bruins training camp opens in two weeks after recovering from offseason surgery to repair a sports hernia. The 2017 Selke Trophy winner took part in a captain's practice at Warrior Ice Arena on Thursday. "Still doing some rehab...." September 01

  • Patrice Bergeron on David Pastrnak talks: 'He wants to be here'

    NBC Sports Boston "With roughly two weeks to go until NHL training camp, the Bruins commenced with captain’s practice on Thursday morning at Warrior Ice Arena without 21-year-old David Pastrnak. The game-breaking right winger remains the lone unsigned B’s player as the calendar turns to September on Friday, and..." August 31

  • Bruins offering Pastrnak $6M per season on long-term deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "David Pastrnak is still without a contract for the upcoming season, with time ticking before training camps open in a few weeks. That said, it’s been reported in the Boston Globe that the Bruins have offered Pastrnak a long-term contract that would pay him $6 million annually — which would put..." August 27