Bruins Rumors & News

  • Report: Bruins among several teams interested in Wild's Scandella

    CSN New England "The Bruins missed out on the first flurry of defensemen traded on Friday morning, but they may be in on the second wave of quality D-men expected to be made available around the NHL Draft. The Bruins are one of several teams actively in discussions with the Minnesota Wild about defenseman Marco..." June 23

  • Bergeron wins record-tying 4th Selke Trophy

    Mass Live "Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron is widely regarded as one of the top defensive forwards to ever play in the NHL -- a sentiment reinforced yet again Wednesday night in Las Vegas. For the fourth time in his career, Bergeron was singled out as the top defensive forward in the league -- with..." June 22

  • Report: Leafs targeting Colin Miller in expansion draft deal

    CSN New England "There remains some question as to which Boston Bruins player will end up getting selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in Wednesday’s NHL expansion draft in Las Vegas, but the high probability is that it will be a defenseman, either Adam McQuaid or Colin Miller. If Vegas does end up making the pick..." June 21

  • Bruins could make move before Vegas expansion draft

    Boston Herald "The first steps of the long awaited/planned/dreaded expansion draft are finally upon us. At 3 p.m. on Saturday, a trade freeze for the 30 NHL teams goes into effect through the expansion draft, unless they are dealing with the new Vegas Golden Knights. By 5 p.m., the 30 teams must submit their..." June 16

  • NHL’s salary cap likely to be set at $75-million for 2017-18

    Fanrag Sports "In a bit of good news, the Athletic Toronto’s James Mirtle has reported that the NHL is likely to see the salary cap go up for the upcoming season. In a bit of bad news, though, it isn’t expected to go up by much. Mirtle reports that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman expects the league to see..." June 14

  • Bruins sign defenseman Tommy Cross to one-year, two-way contract

    Boston Herald "The Bruins have signed defenseman Tommy Cross to a one-year, two-way contract, general manager Don Sweeney announced this morning. The contract, which runs through the upcoming 2017-18 season, is worth $650,000 at the NHL level. Cross, 27, has been a career AHL player in Providence and has..." June 14

  • Boston Bruins Promote Kevin Dean To NHL Assistant Coach

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Boston Bruins have decided to promote from within to fill their NHL assistant coach role, hiring Kevin Dean to join Bruce Cassidy behind the bench next season. Dean had worked with Cassidy for several seasons in the American Hockey League, before taking over as head coach when Cassidy moved to..." June 13

  • Wheels begin to turn on Bruins' summer improvement plan

    CSN New England "With June upon us, now is the time for Don Sweeney and the Bruins to step up the efforts to improve a roster that still has some significant holes. Sure, the B’s were good enough to make the playoffs, and even have a handy alibi of injuries as to why things went wrong for them in the first..." June 08

  • Don Sweeney says he’s open to trading Bruins’ first-round draft pick

    Boston Herald "In Don Sweeney’s two years as the Bruins general manager, he has restocked the club’s prospect pool, in part through deals that have netted him five first-round draft picks and four second-round selections. So with a few holes that must be filled on the NHL roster, it should come as little..." June 03

  • Extension for David Pastrnak not going to come cheap for Bruins

    Fanrag Sports "Four years ago, the Boston Bruins got an absolute steal on the player who’s currently their best offensive weapon. They signed left winger Brad Marchand to a four-year deal worth $4.5 million a year. On average, he was over a 20 goal-per-season player, leading the league in short-handed goals on..." June 02

  • Linus Arnesson: Headed to Sweden

    CBS Sports "Arnesson has signed a multi-year contract with Orebro HK of the SHL, Ty Anderson of reports. After experiencing little success in two-plus years with AHL Providence, Arnesson will try to make more of an impact back in his home country of Sweden. " June 02

  • NHL to consider ‘centralized’ decision-maker for goalie interference challenges

    Pro Hockey Talk "It was the offside challenge that drew most of the attention last night, but according to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, there could be a change coming to the process of goalie interference challenges. Daly was asked Monday if it might be better to have just one person in Toronto, with one..." May 31

  • Bruins sign coveted prospect forward Bjork to entry-level deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "After three years at Notre Dame, including impressive sophomore and junior campaigns, Anders Bjork has turned pro. On Tuesday, the Boston Bruins announced they had signed the 20-year-old Bjork to a three-year entry-level contract. The Bruins had been eager — “We’re doing everything we..." May 30

  • NHL officially won’t participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics, cites hypocritical reason for not playing

    The Comeback "Prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly spoke with the media about a variety of topics concerning the league. The interviews went great if you hate ads on jerseys, mediocre..." May 30

  • Stanley Cup playoffs structure highlights absurd regular season

    New York Post "Nashville, which finished with the exact same record as the Islanders and with the same number of points as the Lightning (with one fewer victory, no less), is four wins away from the Stanley Cup — so remind me again of the value of the six-month, 82-game grind of the NHL regular season, if you..." May 28

  • NHL and Apple agree to deal to put iPads on benches

    Fanrag Sports "Technology has been slowly seeping its way into professional sports over the last several years more and more, and now the NHL is going with the trend. The league has struck a multi-year deal with Apple that should make it easier on coaches and players alike to make in-game adjustments. Rather..." May 26

  • 12 NHL teams will alter uniforms in 2017-18

    Sportsnet "Save up for that back-to-school shopping, hockey fans. It will soon be time to update your wardrobe. A total of 12 NHL teams are reportedly preparing alterations to their existing uniforms for the 2017-18 season, the first season under the league’s seven-year contract with new outfitter..." May 25

  • Bruins prospect Zach Senyshyn taking his progress one step at a time

    Boston Herald "Zach Senyshyn turned 20 on March 30 and, until his junior season with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds ended, he’d been playing with and against teenagers. It is not surprising, therefore, that Senyshyn, one of the Bruins’ three first-round draft picks in 2015, is less than noticeable on the..." May 23

  • Marc Savard Details Post-Concussion Anxiety, Depression In The Players’ Tribune

    NESN "For Marc Savard, it’s not the Matt Cooke hit that haunts him; it’s the hit that ended his career. The former Boston Bruins center last touched NHL ice on January 22, 2011, when he took a hit from then-Colorado Avalanche defenseman Matt Hunwick that caused his head to hit off the glass — his..." May 16

  • NHL’s top 17 UFAs of 2017: Latest rumours

    Sportsnet "As hotly anticipated as the Kevin Shattenkirk Sweepstakes are for Kevin and the Shattenkirks, 2017’s NHL free agency class is shaping up to be one of the weakest in years. Potential summer of ’17 UFA bank-breakers Jamie Benn, Victor Hedman, Brent Burns and Brad Marchand all inked maximum-term..." May 15

  • Malcolm Subban is determined to show Bruins fans what he can do

    Boston Globe "With one hand covering his eyes, and with a pensive shake of his head to underscore his frustration, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney recently waded into the subject of Boston’s backup goaltending. “You’d like to think you have it figured out,” said Sweeney. “But I don’t know if we do. I..." May 14

  • Thumbs up for Bruins Patrice Bergeron, Tuukka Rask after surgery

    Boston Herald "Two of the most important Bruin veterans kicked off their offseasons by going under the knife. Patrice Bergeron (sports hernia) and Tuukka Rask (right groin) both underwent successful surgeries in the last two days, the Bruins announced on Tuesday. Both are are expected to be ready for the..." May 10

  • Boston Bruins Taking Offers On Ryan Spooner

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to Ryan Kennedy of The Hockey News, the Boston Bruins are listening to offers on Ryan Spooner. Kennedy tweets that he’s heard New Jersey, Vancouver and Vegas already linked to the 25-year old center. Spooner has been considered a trade candidate for much of the season, after first..." May 04

  • NHL unveils list of players exempt from expansion draft

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL has revealed a list of players exempt from the expansion draft as agreed upon with the NHLPA: Dave Bolland, Craig Cunningham, Chris Pronger, Cody McCormick, David Clarkson, Johan Franzen, Joe Vitale, Ryan Clowe, Mikhail Grabovski, Pascal Dupuis, Nathan Horton and Stephane Robidas. As..." May 03

  • 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on NBC seeing ratings uptick from last year

    Awful Announcing "The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are doing well for NBC on its cable, broadcast and online platforms. NBC says through 49 games in the postseason, it’s averaging 829,000 viewers across broadcast and online and it adds that’s up three percent from 2016. Last year, the average was 808.000. And it..." May 02

  • League points finger at union in NHL concussion case

    TSN "The National Hockey League says the NHL Players’ Association has repeatedly interfered with its attempts to introduce rules over the past 50 years to limit staged fighting, better safeguard players and bolster penalties for dangerous head hits. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly made the..." May 02

  • Bruins will add assistant coach, tap Bradley to run draft board

    CSN New England "While the Bruins technically operated, and operated well, short one coach once assistant coach Bruce Cassidy replaced Claude Julien behind the Boston bench, that’s not expected to continue for the upcoming season. Bruins GM Don Sweeney confirmed this week that the B’s will be retaining the..." April 30

  • Devils win No. 1 pick in NHL Draft Lottery "New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero has been steadfast in his approach to acquire assets in an attempt to turn them into legitimate Stanley Cup Playoff contenders again. He gained a significant piece Saturday by winning the NHL Draft Lottery and the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft,..." April 30

  • Sweeney: Bruins still want to ‘become a deeper, more talented team’

    CSN New England "As one would expect, the Bruins viewed getting back into the Stanley Cup playoffs and introducing some young players into the NHL fold this season as a positive step in the right direction. It was certainly better than choking down the stretch in each of the previous two seasons to miss the..." April 27

  • Team USA adds Charlie McAvoy to World Championships roster

    Fanrag Sports "USA Today reporter Kevin Allen confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that, in the wake of Boston’s elimination from the 2017 postseason, defenseman Charlie McAvoy will join Team USA at the upcoming World Championships in Cologne, Germany and Paris, France. A native of Long Beach, N.Y,, McAvoy skated..." April 27

  • Bruce Cassidy named coach of Bruins "The Boston Bruins named Bruce Cassidy as their coach Wednesday. Cassidy was named interim head coach on Feb. 9, replacing Claude Julien. Cassidy was 18-8-1 in the regular season as Boston finished in third place in the Atlantic Division. The Bruins lost to the Ottawa Senators in six games in..." April 26

  • Zdeno Chara Wants To Play Past 2018

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Ty Anderson of WEEI reports that Zdeno Chara won’t be done with hockey after next year, and wishes to sign another contract after his current deal expires next summer. Chara will be playing next season at the age of 40, and because of that he’ll actually be much less of a burden on the Boston..." April 25

  • Patrice Bergeron Played Entire Season With Sports Hernia

    CBS Boston "Patrice Bergeron’s slow start to the season makes a lot more sense now. The Bruins’ top-line center played the entire 2016-17 season with a sports hernia, the team confirmed on Tuesday. Surgery could be an option for Bergeron in the offseason. Bergeron missed the first three games of the..." April 25

  • Bruce Cassidy wants to keep head coaching gig

    Boston Herald "The question was simple and direct. So was the answer. Bruce Cassidy was asked if he wanted the Bruins’ head coaching job on a more permanent basis than the interim tag he’s been wearing since Feb. 7 would suggest. “Absolutely. One hundred percent,” Cassidy said. But if it’s a fait..." April 24

  • Bruins stay alive with 2 OT win over Senators

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- Rookie Sean Kuraly was re-inserted into the Boston Bruins lineup on Friday because, in the words of coach Bruce Cassidy, "He's good at getting on pucks." As it turns out, he's also pretty good at putting them in the net in clutch situations. Kuraly scored twice in Friday's..." April 22

  • Bruins’ David Krejci leaves game vs. Senators with lower-body injury

    Sportsnet "Boston Bruins forward David Krejci has left Game 5 against the Ottawa Senators with a lower-body injury. The injury occurred late in the first period when he collided with Ottawa’s Chris Wideman. " April 22

  • Zdeno Chara as vital as ever in Bruins’ fight for playoff lives

    Sportsnet "Six-foot-nine. 108.8 miles per hour. 175 centimetres. Zdeno Chara has been defined by numbers his entire professional career. His height. His fastest recorded slap shot. The length of his stick, which is the longest the NHL allows. There’s always been a lot of interest around the..." April 22

  • Bruins' Spooner benched for Game 5 with restricted free agency looming

    CSN New England "Bruce Cassidy will be making some lineup changes headed into the Bruins' do-or-die Game 5 against the Senators, and the most significant is that Ryan Spooner won’t be playing after a largely ineffective first four games in the series. Cassidy said Spooner “was less than 100 percent” due to an..." April 22

  • Senators take command of series with Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Special players tend to do special things at special times. Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson is a special player. Wednesday night, Karlsson shot a puck intentionally wide to the right of Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask. Bobby Ryan, in behind rookie defenseman..." April 19

  • Bruins get Colin Miller back for Game 4

    Boston Globe "Bruins defenseman Colin Miller, who was left limping after a knee-on-knee hit by the Senators’ Mark Borowiecki in Game 1 of the first-round Boston-Ottawa playoff series, has been cleared to play in Game 4 tonight at TD Garden. Miller will replace Tommy Cross on the No. 3 defense pairing alongside..." April 19

  • Bruins fan tries to steal stick from Senators player after game, learns his lesson

    Fox Sports "Bruins fans in attendance for Game 3 against the Senators didn’t get to see the result they were hoping for on Monday night, as Boston lost in overtime to Ottawa, 4-3. One fan tried his best to take home a consolation prize immediately following the game, though that didn’t exactly work out for..." April 18

  • Bruins could get Krejci back tonight

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Boston Bruins could get a boost tonight with the return of veteran center David Krejci. Krejci will be a game-time decision against the Senators. He missed the first two games of the series in Ottawa with an upper-body injury. “We will see how it goes tonight,” Krecji said this morning,..." April 17

  • Ryan's OT goal lifts Senators to 4-3 win, 2-1 series lead

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The Ottawa Senators escaped with a win after blowing a three-goal lead Monday night. The Boston Bruins thought the Senators had help. "Demoralizing and disappointing ... there's probably a lot more words, but they called it," Bruins interim coach Bruce Cassidy said of referee..." April 17

  • Bruins’ Carlo skates, but remains ‘doubtful’ for Game 3

    Pro Hockey Talk "The injury bug has taken a nice bite out of the Boston Bruins of late, but they finally got some good-ish news on Sunday. Injured defenseman Brandon Carlo skated during Sunday’s optional practice, which would indicate that he’s closing in on a return. Unfortunately for the Bruins, head coach..." April 16

  • Senators win on Phaneuf's OT goal to pull even with Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- Dion Phaneuf has played 936 NHL games but never has he experienced a moment similar to the one he lived Saturday afternoon at Canadian Tire Centre. "That's the biggest (goal) I've scored," said Phaneuf, the Ottawa defenseman whose shot from the point at 1:59 of overtime gave Ottawa..." April 15

  • David Krejci unlikely to play Game 2 of series vs. Senators

    ESPN "Bruins center David Krejci likely will miss Game 2 of Boston's playoff series against the Senators. Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said defenseman Colin Miller also is doubtful for Saturday's game. Krejci did not practice with the team Friday because of an upper-body injury that kept him out of..." April 15

  • Bruce Cassidy ponders his blue-line options if Colin Miller can’t play in Game 2

    Boston Herald "Interim coach Bruce Cassidy would not rule out Colin Miller for Game 2 against the Senators. But as Miller noticeably limped through the lobby of the Bruins’ hotel lobby yesterday morning, it at least seemed as though the defenseman would need some serious faith healing to see the Canadian Tire..." April 14

  • Team USA Names Fifteen Players To World Championship Squad

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though some of the names had already been confirmed, USA Hockey has released a full list of the 15 players that have agreed to play in the upcoming World Championships. The team so far is as follows: Nick Bjugstad (Florida Panthers) Daniel Brickley (Minnesota State, undrafted) J.T. Compher..." April 13

  • Bruins' Acciari close to return, could play in Game 2

    CSN New England "While Bruins defensemen seem to be dropping like flies to injuries, they may be getting some reinforcements back up front amid their playoff series against the Ottawa Senators. Noel Acciari is nearing a return to the Bruins lineup after missing the Game 1 win with an upper body injury and is “a..." April 13

  • Bruins rally to defeat Senators in Game 1

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- The Boston Bruins were unable to record a single shot on goal in the second period Wednesday night, but they took the only two that mattered in the third. The result was a 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre that gives the Bruins a 1-0 lead in the..." April 12