Bruins Rumors & News

  • Rangers, Bruins working on potential Rick Nash trade

    Mass Live "The Rick Nash sweepstakes might be coming to a close soon, and the Boston Bruins are reportedly right in the middle of the frenzy. Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman tweeted Saturday night that the Bruins are in on the Rangers winger, adding that Boston 'appear(s) to be (the) leading contender' for..." February 25

  • Bergeron leaves in walking boot after loss to Maple Leafs

    Sportsnet "Boston Bruins centre Patrice Bergeron left the Air Canada Centre after Saturday’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs with his right leg in a walking boot, according to multiple reporters at the game. It’s unclear when Bergeron was injured or how serious the injury is, although some reports..." February 25

  • Bruins sign Gionta to 1-year, $700K contract

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Boston Bruins haven’t finished making moves as they announced that they have signed Team USA captain Brian Gionta to a one year, one-way contract this year worth $700K. The move after trading for winger Rick Nash this morning, gives the Bruins two veteran leaders on the team who should..." February 25

  • Bruins acquire Nash from Rangers for 2018 1st RD, Spooner, Belesky, and Lindgren

    Boston Herald "Help is coming for the Bruins. The Bruins agreed to a trade that will bring Rangers forward Rick Nash to Boston. In return the Bruins are sending prospect Ryan Lindgren, Ryan Spooner, Matt Beleskey and a first-round pick in June's draft and a seventh-round pick next year to New York. " February 25

  • Gary Bettman doesn't believe NHL players will go to 2022 Beijing Games

    USA Today "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said Friday that the Winter Olympics previously have been "incredibly disruptive" to the league and he doesn't anticipate NHL players participating in the 2022 Games in Beijing. Speaking in a panel discussion at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston,..." February 23

  • Trades fantasy hockey owners should root for

    Pro Hockey Talk "Trades can really liven things up for a sport, so here’s hoping that the intriguing Michael Grabner to Devils move is the catalyst for a memorable stretch of swaps. While there’s always the risk that a player will struggle to get acclimated to a new city and new teammates, trades can also..." February 23

  • ESPN to simulcast TSN NHL trade deadline show Monday

    Awful Announcing "Hockey fans who accuse ESPN of ignoring their sport won’t have quite as much to gripe about at this year’s trade deadline. ESPN announced Friday that it will simulcast TSN’s TradeCentre will be simulcast on ESPN3 all day Monday and on ESPN2 from 2-4 p.m. ET. The show will be hosted by James..." February 23

  • Bruins Issue Update On Anders Bjork

    NHL.com " Boston Bruins Head Team Physician Dr. Peter Asnis has issued the following update on forward Anders Bjork : Anders Bjork underwent a successful left shoulder arthroscopy and labral repair on February 20, 2018. " February 22

  • Bruins trade Vatrano to Florida for third-round pick

    NBC Sports Boston "The Bruins are making more moves well ahead of the Monday trade deadline as they shipped injured winger Frank Vatrano to the Florida Panthers in exchange for a 2018 third-round pick. The trade somewhat eases a crowded roster, essentially gives the B’s a replacement for the third-rounder they..." February 22

  • Bruins captain Zdeno Chara is successfully turning back the clock

    WEEI Boston "The 40-year-old Zdeno Chara, less than a month away from turning 41, is turning back the clock for the borderline unbeatable Bruins. And it’s honestly been nothing short of absurd. His latest throwback performance? Oh, you know, just your casual complete shutdown of the game’s reigning MVP and..." February 21

  • NBC Sports chairman acknowledges Olympic hockey ratings are down dramatically with NHL players sitting out

    Awful Announcing "NBC’s shot at projected strong viewership for this winter’s Olympic hockey tournament ended on May 29, 2017, when the NHL announced that its players would not be allowed to participate. Nine months later, the Olympic group stages are through, and NBC is indeed suffering from an absence of..." February 20

  • Jarome Iginla practises with Bruins’ AHL team: ‘I’d love to still play’

    Sportsnet "When we last saw Jarome Iginla, he was closing out the 2016-17 regular season with the Los Angeles Kings as they faded from playoff contention. Iginla, who started last season with Colorado, was shipped to the Kings at the trade deadline. In 80 total games last year, Iginla scored 14 goals and 27..." February 20

  • Nick Holden traded to Boston for a 3rd round pick

    SNY TV "The Rangers have traded Nick Holden to the Boston Bruins for a third round pick in 2018 and defenseman Rob O'Gara. The Rangers did not retain any salary in the trade. (LeBrun) From the release: O'Gara, 24, has skated in 43 games with the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League..." February 20

  • Bruins’ McAvoy gives Canucks’ Boeser glowing scouting report

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks host the Boston Bruins Saturday night and two of the most important players in the game will be standout rookies Brock Boeser and Charlie McAvoy. Boeser’s 49 points in 54 games leads the Canucks and his 27 goals ranks most among all rookies, while McAvoy has also worked..." February 17

  • Bruins send Pastrnak a message with demotion against Flames

    NBC Sports Boston "With 27 games left in the regular season and the President's Trophy -- given to the team with the best record in the NHL -- within their grasp, now is not the time for the Bruins to be easing up. So coach Bruce Cassidy decided Tuesday night it was time to send David Pastrnak a message. The..." February 14

  • Report: Bruins among teams 'in' on Rangers winger Rick Nash

    WEEI Boston "Count the Bruins as one of the teams 'in' on Rangers winger Rick Nash, according to Larry Brooks of The New York Post. This word comes on the heels of the Rangers asking the 33-year-old Nash to submit a 12-team list of teams he'd prefer to land with via trade before the league's Feb. 26 trade..." February 13

  • Sources: Bruins have trade interest in Oil winger Maroon

    NBC Sports Boston "The wheels are beginning to be set in motion for the conversations, negotiations and game-playing that will lead up to the NHL trade deadline that’s little more than two weeks away, and the Bruins are absolutely in the mix. The Bruins are eyeing a number of options on the wing with a real deep..." February 12

  • Bruins’ Brad Marchand Looks To Be ‘More Aware’ After Five-Game Suspension

    NESN "The Boston Bruins will receive a lift in Wednesday night’s game against the New York Rangers, as Brad Marchand is set to return from a five-game suspension. Marchand received the hefty punishment after elbowing Marcus Johansson in the head during the Bruins’ matchup with the New Jersey Devils..." February 06

  • Charlie McAvoy To Return For Bruins-Leafs 12 Days After Heart Procedure

    NESN "Charlie McAvoy is back. The Boston Bruins rookie defenseman has been out since undergoing a procedure Jan. 22 to treat an abnormal heart rhythm. But the Calder Trophy candidate will be in the lineup for Saturday’s game between the Bruins and the Toronto Maple Leafs, according to B’s head coach..." February 03

  • Backes okay after Anaheim's Nick Ritchie's late hit

    NBC Sports Boston "David Backes said he was thankfully okay after spending time in the quiet room at the end of last night’s 3-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks, but not very happy there was no call on the play that put him there. Backes was leveled by Anaheim forward Nick Ritchie in the waning minutes of the third..." January 31

  • Bruins’ Charlie McAvoy ‘Relieved’ After Undergoing Heart Procedure

    NESN "Charlie McAvoy went through quite a scare last week. The Boston Bruins rookie defenseman underwent surgery last Monday to treat an abnormal heart rhythm. But just a week later, McAvoy is feeling good and has been cleared to return to the ice in a limited capacity. " January 30

  • Marchand scores, embraces villain role in NHL All-Star game

    NBC Sports Boston "Brad Marchand, AKA "the little ball of hate," basked in being the bad guy during Sunday's All-Star festivities. The lone Bruins representitive in the NHL All-Star game predictably was greeted with loud boos in Tampa Bay, and he loved every second of it." January 29

  • Flames, Bruins could play two pre-season games in China

    Sportsnet "The NHL could return to China in September. According to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, discussions are ongoing for the Calgary Flames and Boston Bruins to play two NHL pre-season games in China." January 27

  • Marchand on suspension: 'I have to be better'

    NBC Sports Boston "Brad Marchand has taken accountability for his actions during his previous five suspensions from the NHL, and the Bruins left winger did it again on Thursday the day after he was dinged with a five game suspension for elbowing Marcus Johansson. Marchand said he didn’t intend to injure Johansson..." January 25

  • Bruins’ Marchand suspended five games for elbowing Devils’ Johansson

    Sportsnet "Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand was suspended five games for his elbow on New Jersey Devils forward Marcus Johansson, the NHL announced Wednesday evening. Marchand was selected to this weekend’s NHL All-Star Game and his suspension does not impact his ability to participate in the..." January 24

  • Should Brad Marchand be suspended for elbow on Marcus Johansson?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Much has been made of Brad Marchand cleaning up his act, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the Boston Bruins forward has totally stopped blurring the line between “physical” and “illegal” play. Marchand was everywhere in the Bruins’ 3-2 win against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday, and..." January 24

  • Marc Savard officially retires from NHL seven years after last game

    NBC Sports Boston "It was a foregone conclusion because he hadn’t played an NHL game in seven years since suffering a final concussion whole playing for the Bruins, but Marc Savard called it a career on Monday by officially retiring from the NHL. Savard played 13 NHL seasons for four different teams and was one..." January 23

  • NHL announces details of 2018 All-Star Skills Competition

    Pro Hockey Talk "We know who’s going to Tampa this week for the 2018 NHL All-Star Game, and now we know what events will make up this year’s Skills Competition. On Saturday night (7 p.m. ET, NBCSN), there will be six events focusing on individuality, with the winning player taking home $25,000 for each victory...." January 23

  • Charlie McAvoy out two weeks following heart procedure

    Boston Herald "Charlie McAvoy, one of the NHL’s best rookie defensemen, will be out at least two weeks following a procedure for an abnormal heart rhythm yesterday at Massachusetts General Hospital. McAvoy was monitored overnight and likely will watch from the ninth floor of the Garden tonight when the Bruins..." January 23

  • Charlie McAvoy undergoes procedure for 'abnormal heart rhythm'

    NBC Sports Boston "As a workhorse 20-year-old hockey player, it wasn’t much of a warning signal when Charlie McAvoy missed Monday’s Bruins practice with what the team initially called “a doctor’s appointment.” But it turned out to be a fairly serious absence as the Bruins announced later in the afternoon that their..." January 22

  • Resurgent Torey Krug big reason why Bruins are streaking

    Boston Herald "Life is awfully good for the Bruins right now. They are riding a 16-game points streak. They have pulled to within three points of the Tampa Bay Lightning, who not only lead the Atlantic Division but all of the Eastern Conference in points with 65. They have a five-point lead over the..." January 22

  • Time to look at the Bruins as one of the NHL's best

    NBC Sports Boston "There is no exaggeration or sports writing hyperbole when we say the Bruins are the NHL’s hottest team. They secured points in their 15th game in a row (11-0-4) with a 5-2 demolishing of the New York Islanders on Thursday night, and are pulling away from the struggling Toronto Maple Leafs with..." January 20

  • Zdeno Chara having a great season in Charlie McAvoy’s shadow

    Sportsnet "There’s something utterly strange, if not incredibly ironic, about a man who’s 6-foot-9 and 250 pounds being in the background of anything, but that’s exactly where Zdeno Chara finds himself this season; in the shadow of Boston Bruins rookie sensation Charlie McAvoy. To see the mob of reporters..." January 20

  • Bruins have some pleasant problems ahead of them

    Boston Herald "The Bruins got a day off in Montreal yesterday, and to say the players earned it would be the understatement of the year. The B’s will face the Canadiens tonight at what likely will be an unusually subdued Bell Centre. The locals will be watching two teams headed in opposite directions: The..." January 20

  • Max Pacioretty Calls Out Canadiens Teammates After Ugly Loss To Bruins

    NESN "The Montreal Canadiens aren’t used to being dominated at TD Garden, but that’s exactly what happened Wednesday night, as the Boston Bruins scored four unanswered goals in a 4-1 win. Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty, who provided a screen on Montreal’s only goal of the night, was critical of..." January 18

  • Claude Julien gets standing ovation in return to Boston

    WEEI Boston "With no Paul Pierce in the building to stop them, the Bruins did the right thing and honored Claude Julien, who was fired last February, with a video tribute. Regardless of how things ended between the B's and Julien, this was still a coach that won more game than any other coach in franchise..." January 18

  • Bruins announce retirement of longtime anthem singer Rene Rancourt

    Boston Herald "The Bruins announced an end of an era today. Longtime anthem singer Rene Rancourt, who has performed the national anthems at Bruins games for over 40 years, will retire at the end of the season. Rancourt started serenading Garden crowds back in the 1975-76 season." January 17

  • No hesitation from Chara in scoring after scary incident in Montreal

    NBC Sports Boston "Less than 48 hours after one of his legendarily hard slap shots put a Montreal Canadiens forward in the hospital after striking him in the head, Zdeno Chara didn’t hesitate when given the chance to wind up and blast away on Monday afternoon. It was the 40-year-old Chara that rocketed a slapper..." January 16

  • B's keep winning, McQuaid still waiting for his chance

    NBC Sports Boston "With the Bruins amidst a season-high 12-game point streak where they’ve put together a 9-0-3 record punctuated by a shootout win over the rival Montreal Canadiens last weekend, there isn’t going to be a push for big changes. Actually there isn’t going to be a push for any changes at this point..." January 15

  • McAvoy not thinking about hitting ‘rookie wall’

    NBC Sports Boston "Words like “brilliant” and “phenom” have been tossed around with great regularity through the first half-season of 20-year-old Charlie McAvoy’s NHL career and with good reason, given a consistent performance that belies his rookie status. McAvoy leads all NHL rookies by a wide margin with 22:54..." January 12

  • Bruins looking to add top-six winger, defenceman

    Sportsnet "The Boston Bruins are sitting fairly comfortably in a playoff position, ranked second in the Atlantic Division with a few games in hand. They’re also housing one of the most dominant lines in the league in Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron, and David Pastrnak. However, according to The Boston..." January 06

  • IIHF head will do 'everything in his power' to get NHL players in 2022 Olympics

    Sporting News "The head of the International Ice Hockey Federation is going to do all he can to get NHL players back into the Olympics in 2022. The NHL decided its players would not participate in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018 for several reasons. For one, the 14-hour time..." January 05

  • Panthers-Bruins postponed by winter storm in Boston

    NHL.com "Tonight's game between the Florida Panthers and Boston Bruins at TD Garden, NHL Game No. 616, has been postponed due to the severe winter storm impacting the area." January 04

  • Why the Winter Classic is still an NHL home run

    New York Post "The Winter Classic no longer creates the national footprint it did when the NHL’s outdoor extravaganza was created 10 years ago. It no longer makes for appointment viewing. Fact is, the national TV audience that peaked at 2.5 million for the 2009 game at Wrigley Field between the Blackhawks and..." January 02

  • No doubt about Tuukka Rask as Bruins’ No. 1 goalie, but competition with Anton Khudobin only helps

    Boston Herald "Recall all that consternation and panic not that many weeks ago about the Bruins goaltending? The speculation from hockey “experts” that Tuukka Rask was in decline and should be replaced by Anton Khudobin? When Khudobin started four successive games in mid-November, some concluded that he was..." January 02

  • Claesson to have hearing for hit vs. Bruins

    TSN "Ottawa Senators defenceman Fredrik Claesson will have a hearing Thursday for an illegal check to the head on forward Noel Acciari of the Boston Bruins, NHL Player Safety announced. Late in the first period, Claesson cut across the ice and delivered the hit, prompting a scrum to ensue between..." December 28

  • Tuukka Rask and the Bruins are on a roll

    Pro Hockey Talk "There has been no hotter team in the NHL over the past month than the Boston Bruins. Following their 3-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday afternoon the Bruins are now on a 13-3-1 run over their past 17 games dating back to Nov. 16, the best record in the NHL over that stretch. That..." December 23

  • Adam McQuaid almost ready to return from broken leg

    Boston Herald "Adam McQuaid traveled with the Bruins but did not return to the lineup last night against the Buffalo Sabres. The defenseman has been sidelined since breaking his right leg Oct. 19 in the sixth game of the season and is just about ready to play. “He’s not going in,” coach Bruce Cassidy said. “I..." December 20

  • Krejci out vs. Sabres after being a late scratch Monday

    NBC Sports Boston "It was almost too good to be true, and so the Bruins had to expect somebody would drop out of their lineup during a busy stretch of seven games in 11 days leading up to Christmas. That “somebody” turned out to be David Krejci, who was out for Monday night’s 7-2 win over the Columbus Blue..." December 19

  • Brad Marchand thriving with more ice time

    Pro Hockey Talk "Mo ice, Mo points. (Yeah, yeah. I’ll never make it as a rapper.) Oh well. The point still stands: There’s been a strong correlation between Brad Marchand getting more ice time and Brad Marchand recording more points. In 2015-16, Marchand’s time on ice jumped nearly two minutes from the..." December 19