Bruins Rumors & News

  • David Backes skates during Boston Bruins practice 18 days after colon surgery

    Mass Live "It's been less than three weeks since Boston Bruins forward David Backes underwent surgery to remove part of his colon due to diverticulitis, but it didn't take long for the veteran forward to return to the ice. Backes made a surprise appearance during Boston's optional practice Monday morning..." November 21

  • Bruins young forward Jake DeBrusk responds well to benching

    Boston Herald "To paraphrase the old Bill Parcells line, you don’t know anything about an athlete until he gets punched in the nose. There’s nothing like a little adversity to bring a players’ mettle, or lack thereof, to the forefront. Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy’s punch was figurative, not literal, but his..." November 20

  • Bruins To Play Blackhawks In 2019 Winter Classic At Notre Dame Stadium

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League announced today, ‪November 18, that the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks will compete in the 2019 Bridgestone Winter Classic at Notre Dame Stadium ‪on January 1, 2019. This is the third time the Bruins will make an appearance in the annual event, after hosting..." November 18

  • Bergeron carrying the load for shorthanded Bruins, and it may prove too heavy

    NBC Sports Boston "The Bruins continue to suffer through an unprecedented deluge of injuries, and that was once again the case when Bruce Cassidy ruled out both Brad Marchand and Anders Bjork from the first two games of their three-game road swing through California. Perhaps they will be able to return against..." November 16

  • Injured Brad Marchand, Anders Bjork don’t make West Coast road trip

    Boston Herald "Injuries have been the chief story of the Bruins season thus far, and that apparently will not change anytime soon. B’s wingers Brad Marchand and Anders Bjork missed practice yesterday, and neither accompanied the team on its afternoon charter to California. The Bruins play in Anaheim..." November 14

  • Marchand Back In Action

    NHL.com "For a Boston Bruins team that has been decimated by injuries thus far this season, the appearance of one of the team's biggest talents (and smallest players) was a welcome sight Friday morning at Air Canada Centre. After a two-game absence, Brad Marchand is back. And that's great news for the..." November 10

  • Alexander Khokhlachev could return for Boston Bruins next season

    iSportsweb "Last Wednesday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reported that former Boston Bruin Alexander Khokhlachev was considering a return to North America next season. According to Friedman, Khokhlachev was a fan of Bruce Cassidy, who was head coach during Khokhlachev’s four seasons in Providence. Now, with..." November 07

  • Report: Bruins will play Blackhawks in 2019 Winter Classic

    WEEI Boston "The Bruins are going back outside, and for the third time in nine years. But this time, and for the first time, it will be as a visitor. According to Barstool Sports, the Bruins will skate against the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2019 NHL Winter Classic, which will be held at Notre Dame Stadium,..." November 07

  • Best NHL trade targets with Duchene off the market

    Pro Hockey Talk "Fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus Blue Jackets, Carolina Hurricanes, and other teams must feel a little left out after this weekend. While those GMs either were afraid to pay the sticker price or weren’t in the conversation, the bottom line is that the Ottawa Senators got Matt Duchene,..." November 07

  • Krejci skates for the first time in nearly three weeks

    NBC Sports Boston "In a bit of forward progress for the Bruins, David Krejci skated for the first time in nearly three weeks at Tuesday’s optional B’s practice at Warrior Ice Arena. The Bruins playmaking center was mostly skating around on his own, handling the puck and firing a few pucks off the boards while a..." November 07

  • Bruins’ Backes expected to miss eight weeks after colon surgery

    Sportsnet "Boston Bruins forward David Backes will undergo colon surgery Thursday and be out of the lineup for approximately eight weeks. Bruins team internist Dr. David Finn has issued the following update: “David Backes will undergo surgery on Thursday, November 2 to remove a portion of his colon...." November 01

  • Bruins backup goalie Anton Khudobin suffers minor lower body injury

    Boston Herald "Anton Khudobin suffered a minor injury in Sunday's optional Bruins practice, precipitating the call-up of Zane McIntyre to back up Tuukka Rask tonight against the Blue Jackets. One of the biggest concerns for the B's coming into the season was to have a reliable backup for Rask, but head coach..." October 30

  • Ryan White watches and waits for chance with Bruins

    NBC Sports Boston "Ryan White has been with the Bruins on a tryout basis for a couple of weeks now, He practices with the team, and goes through all of the motions of being an active NHL player on a roster. But White, 29, hasn’t yet been signed by the B's even though they've been beset by injuries, and there are..." October 25

  • Tuukka Rask practices, could play Thursday against Sharks

    NBC Sports Boston "Tuukka Rask may return sooner rather than later, after all. The 30-year-old Bruins goaltender returned to regular practice on Tuesday at Warrior Ice Arena, and could still be in the lineup for Thursday night’s tilt with the San Jose Sharks if he passes his final concussion testing. Rask said it..." October 24

  • Kevan Miller, David Krejci join injured list

    Boston Herald "Another day, another couple of Bruins on the shelf. The Bruins last night went 0-for-2 on gametime decisions with both Kevan Miller (hand) and David Krejci (upper body) unable to suit up in the 5-4 overtime loss to the Buffalo Sabres. Miller arrived at the Garden shortly before warmups with..." October 23

  • A solution to the NHL’s advanced stats problem

    New York Post "During a recent casual conversation with someone who has been intimately involved in the NHL for decades, he jokingly said this: “You ever think that all of these off-ice officials are actually the same people in every arena?” It was a funny take on this gaggle of people in each city who keep..." October 20

  • Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid out with broken right fibula

    Boston Herald "Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid will undergo surgery after suffereing a broken right fibula in the team's win Thursday night. General manager Don Sweeney said in a statement that McQuaid will have surgery on Monday at Mass. General Hospital, and is expected to miss approximately eight..." October 20

  • Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask diagnosed with concussion

    Boston Herald "Tuukka Rask has been diagnosed with a concussion, the Bruins announced, and is out for tonight's game against the Vancouver Canucks at TD Garden, David Backes will be making his season debut after a bout with diverticulitis cost him the first five games and Patrice Bergeron, who has not played yet..." October 19

  • Ryan Spooner out 4-6 weeks for Bruins

    NHL.com "Boston Bruins forward Ryan Spooner will be out 4-6 weeks after sustaining a groin injury against the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday. Spooner sustained a right groin adductor tear in the 3-1 loss. He missed six games in the prior two seasons. The 25-year-old center has one assist in five..." October 19

  • David Backes returns to practice and eyes return to the Bruins lineup

    Boston Herald "David Backes was raring to go the week of the season opener. With the league a more welcoming place for faster and smaller players, the rugged forward worked on his skating in the offseason and streamlined his bulky physique for today’s NHL. But just a couple of days before the Bruins opener..." October 18

  • 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