Bruins Rumors & News

  • Bergeron's late goal lifts Bruins over Devils

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- It is no secret how important Patrice Bergeron is to the Boston Bruins. In short, he is their best player, in all phases of the game. That is what made it fitting for him to score the winning goal in his first game of the season. "He does so much for our team ... having Bergy..." October 20

  • Patrice Bergeron Returns To Bruins Lineup For Home Opener Vs. Devils

    NESN "The Bruins lineup will receive a substantial boost for Thursday night’s home opener against the New Jersey Devils at TD Garden with center Patrice Bergeron returning from injury. B’s head coach Claude Julien confirmed the news after Thursday’s morning skate. Austin Czarnik also was assigned to the..." October 20

  • Bruins surge to 4-1 win over powerless Jets

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- The Boston Bruins showed off their superior special teams in defeating the Winnipeg Jets 4-1 Monday night, but their coach hopes they can make things a little easier on him in the future. Boston successfully killed off five penalties before the second period was eight..." October 18

  • Bruins need more offense from second and third lines

    Boston Globe "Claude Julien has few complaints regarding the play of first-liners Brad Marchand, David Backes, and David Pastrnak, who have scored all seven of the Bruins’ goals. Julien has approved of the contributions from his fourth line of Dominic Moore, Riley Nash, and Noel Acciari. The Bruins coach,..." October 17

  • Bruins’ David Pastrnak shows big improvement

    Boston Herald "David Pastrnak’s first two professional seasons were little more than a tease. The elite skill level has been obvious, but so has his youth. While his first two seasons were all French pastry, the 20-year-old Pastrnak appears to have added the meat and potatoes missing from his game. At least..." October 15

  • Maple Leafs celebrate 100th anniversary by trouncing Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Toronto Maple Leafs spread the scoring around on Saturday night. After rookie Auston Matthews scored all four goals on Wednesday in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Ottawa Senators, the Leafs received goals from four different players in a 4-1 win over the Boston Bruins in the..." October 15

  • McKenzie explains potential for NHL lockout in 2020

    Today's Slapshot "NHL Insider Bob McKenzie made an appearance on Toronto’s SiriusXM NHL Network Radio Friday afternoon. Having broken the news of Rickard Rakell’s six-year contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks a short time earlier, McKenzie was asked about the seeming wave of longer-length contracts across..." October 14

  • Marchand leads Bruins to comeback win in Columbus

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With the normal opening night excitement palpable, the Boston Bruins overcame two, two-goal deficits to top the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-3 at Nationwide Arena on Thursday night. "I didn't think we played that bad," said Bruins head coach Claude Julien. "We had two mistakes..." October 13

  • 10 surprises on opening night rosters "With the NHL season set to begin Wednesday, each of the 30 teams announced its 23-man roster. As expected, Auston Matthews, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Patrik Laine, the No. 2 pick by the Winnipeg Jets, made their teams. But there were plenty of other young..." October 12

  • 31 bold predictions for 2016-17 season

    TSN "Go bold or go home. The task at hand on the eve of the 2016-17 season is to make one bold prediction for all 31 National Hockey League franchises. By nature, the end result is either all or nothing, spot on or utterly insane. There is no comfortable middle ground. Last year, it wasn’t so..." October 12

  • Bergeron not travelling with Bruins

    TSN "Boston Bruins centre Patrice Bergeron will not travel with the team ahead their opener against the Blue Jackets. Bergeron has a lower-body injury, the team announced Wednesday. According to the Bruins, Bergeron is "day-to-day." Defenceman Adam McQuaid is also "day-to-day" and will not travel with..." October 12

  • David Pastrnak gets his shot with the top line

    Boston Herald "Think about young players who could help the Bruins and it’s possible to overlook David Pastrnak, who has been a useful contributor for two years already and just turned 20 a few months ago. Pastrnak will open the season as the right winger on the No. 1 line with center Patrice Bergeron and..." October 11

  • Austin Czarnik misses Bruins practice after hit to head

    Boston Globe "Bruins rookie Austin Czarnik was not present at Monday’s practice at Warrior Arena after taking a hit to the head from Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas during the third period of Saturday’s preseason finale. “Obviously it was a shoulder-to-the-head injury,” Bruins coach Claude Julien said. “He’s..." October 11

  • Austin Czarnik, recovering from concussion, back at practice with Boston Bruins

    CSN New England "While feisty rookie center Austin Czarnik is undoubtedly out for the first couple of games because of a concussion suffered last weekend fron a dirty head shot from Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas, it was good to see him back skating with the Bruins Tuesday morning at Warrior Ice Arena. The..." October 11

  • Christian Ehrhoff opts to walk away from PTO with Boston

    Today's Slapshot "Veteran defenseman Christian Ehrhoff found himself without a contract as a free agent this summer – so he inked a professional tryout agreement with the Boston Bruins following his stint at the World Cup of Hockey. The hope, it seems, was that the team would like him enough to bring him on board..." October 10

  • Did Ehrhoff do enough to earn a contract from the Bruins?

    CSN New England "It wasn’t quite as obviously productive as his preseason debut when Christian Ehrhoff scored a goal for the Bruins against the Montreal Canadiens earlier last week, but the veteran D-man once again got the call on Saturday night. The German defenseman was playing in a pairing with Kevan Miller..." October 10

  • Report: Rinaldo placed on waivers again

    WEEI Boston "Bruins forward Zac Rinaldo was placed on waivers, Friday according to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnson. The move was certainly an expected one, as the forward was not expected to make Boston’s roster out of training camp. Rinaldo has one more year remaining on his contract, but if he is to end up on..." October 09

  • Report: 2016-17 trade deadline will be on March 1

    Pro Hockey Talk "TVA’s Renaud Lavoie tweeted out two important deadlines for NHL teams to consider on Friday. NHL teams must finalize their rosters by Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET. The trade deadline is set for March 1 at 3 p.m. ET. This conflicts with earlier word that it would be on Feb. 28. Both are..." October 08

  • Haggerty: Bruins' final roster decisions may have a younger theme

    CSN New England "With a week to go until the Bruins start playing games for keeps in the regular season, it would appear changes are finally coming to the roster with a wave of young players ready to make their contributions. It simply remains to be seen how much of a youth makeover the Bruins will be getting,..." October 07

  • NWHL player Harrison Browne comes out as a transgender man

    ESPN "Before Harrison Browne could walk, he could skate. Last season the 23-year-old forward nicknamed "Brownie" helped his pro hockey team in Buffalo to the championship series, and with the season opener Friday, Buffalo aims for more than just a shot at a title in 2016-17. "It's the first game..." October 07

  • NHL has mid-January deadline for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL has until Jan. 15 to come to an agreement with the IOC, but whether the NHL decides to go or not, Capitals owner Ted Leonsis says he'll support Alexander Ovechkin. While there’s been some negativity on the side of both the NHL and the International Olympic Committee about the..." October 07

  • Julien: Quebec City 'deserves to have an NHL team'

    CSN New England "Bruins coach Claude Julien only played 14 games in the NHL as a 25-year-old defenseman in the mid-1980’s and all of those games came with the Quebec Nordiques. So, it’s no surprise that the B’s bench boss is more than a little vocal about the NHL returning to Quebec City as the B’s prepared to..." October 05

  • NHL point projections: How we see 2016-17 season unfolding

    USA Today "The only guarantee about the NHL standings in 2016-17 is that they won’t look like the 2015-16 standings. Historically, there’s usually a significant change in who makes the playoffs and who doesn’t. This past season, the NHL had five new playoff qualifiers. In 2014-15, seven playoff teams..." October 04

  • Bruins sign Ehrhoff to PTO

    Mass Live "The Boston Bruins added some potential reinforcements to their beleaguered defensive corps Friday, as the team reportedly signed blue liner Christian Ehrhoff to a professional tryout contract, per TSN's Bob McKenzie. Ehrhoff, 34, is coming off of a strong showing with Team Europe in the World..." October 01

  • Jakub Zboril makes strides in second Bruins camp

    Boston Herald "After his first preseason game on Monday, there’s one fairly safe assumption to be made about defenseman Jakub Zboril — he’s not quite ready for the NHL, not with the seven veterans ahead of him and older rookies vying to push one of those vets out. However, the 19-year-old Czech, the first of..." September 30

  • Seven potential trade destinations for Winnipeg Jets’ Jacob Trouba

    Sportsnet "Simply because a player demands a trade (or asks politely) it doesn’t mean it’s a guarantee they get moved. Remember what happened with Jonathan Drouin and Travis Hamonic last season? That’s why the situation surrounding still-unsigned restricted free agent Jacob Trouba is so..." September 29

  • Daly: NHL could skip 2018 Olympics and return in 2022

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s participation in the 2018 Olympics is in Pyeongchang, South Korea is still undetermined, and on Tuesday deputy commissioner Bill Daly didn’t sound overly optimistic about the chances of their players taking part. At a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday before the first game of the..." September 27

  • Rookie Bruins winger Peter Cehlarik impresses brass

    Boston Herald "The Bruins have a handful of high-profile rookies worth checking out in this year’s training camp. There are the four-year college stars in Robbie O’Gara and Matt Grzelcyk. High draft picks like Zach Senyshyn, Jakub Zboril and Jake DeBrusk always carry a certain amount of interest. And Danton..." September 26

  • Bruins sign Brad Marchand to eight-year extension

    Sportsnet "Brad Marchand has signed an eight-year extension with the Boston Bruins worth US$49 million, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. " September 26

  • Marchand dodges questions about interest in signing with Penguins

    The Hockey News "Brad Marchand and Sidney Crosby have developed some chemistry at the World Cup. So much so that the Penguins could target the left winger if he becomes a free agent. Boston Bruins left winger Brad Marchand and Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby have developed a strong chemistry on Team..." September 25

  • Rask: Last season 'something to rebound from' personally

    CSN New England "While David Pastrnak, Tuukka Rask and David Backes are back from competing in the World Cup of Hockey in Toronto, that doesn’t mean you’ll see those players on the ice over the next couple of days. Perhaps the trio will practice on Monday in the fourth on-ice session at main training camp, but..." September 25

  • Peter Mueller seeks a ‘new beginning’

    Boston Herald "It’s been a while since Peter Mueller played in the NHL, but he has one familiar face in Bruins training camp. Assistant Joe Sacco was the coach of the Colorado Avalanche when Mueller, now on a tryout with the B’s, played in Denver from 2010-12. Because of concussion symptoms, Mueller was..." September 24

  • Bruins' Vatrano out 3 months with foot injury

    Boston Herald "The Bruins have hit their first major bump in the road of the 2016-17 season. Frank Vatrano, who was expected to push for a top-6 wing role after a strong rookie season in Providence and Boston, will be out three months after suffering torn ligaments in his left foot while running during..." September 24

  • Bruins’ plan of attack is to think fast

    Boston Globe "Long constructed to be hard on pucks, heavy along the boards, and billy-goat ornery when necessary, the Bruins opened training camp Thursday with a change in message and purpose for the 2016-17 NHL season. Just as they have taken the Spoked-B logo off the floor of their Warrior Ice Arena..." September 23

  • Krug, Krejci cleared to participate in Bruins camp "When on-ice sessions begin Friday morning for Boston Bruins Training Camp presented by AT&T, Torey Krug and David Krejci will be taking part. "Both are fully good to go, to be integrated into practice doing drills," General Manager Don Sweeney told media on Thursday, when training camp opened..." September 23

  • Brad Marchand jokes that the best way to stop North America is to 'spear everyone'

    Fox Sports "To much of the NHL, Brad Marchand is known as a talented player who also happens to be a total pest on the ice. That reputation was earned through the veteran Bruins forward's penchant for questionable hits, dirty tactics and a whole lot of trash talk. So when the 28-year-old winger, who's..." September 22

  • Defenseman Joe Morrow aims to seize opportunity with Boston Bruins

    CSN New England "To say this is a big season for Joe Morrow would be an understatement. The former first-round pick is entering his fourth season with the Bruins organization and is, perhaps unbelievably, the final player still with Boston who was involved in the Tyler Seguin trade. Morrow, 23, had his best..." September 21

  • Marchand proving to be ideal Crosby linemate

    ABC News "Skating with Brad Marchand over the summer made Sidney Crosby realize how much he would love to have him on his wing. Coach Mike Babcock had the same idea and made that happen at the start of Canada's World Cup of Hockey training camp. Marchand, Crosby and Patrice Bergeron clicked right away..." September 20

  • Bruins Searching for Answers on Defense

    CSN New England "The Bruins have the salary cap space and they still have the interest in nabbing a puck-moving defenseman they can install into their top-four group on the back end. Both of these things have been true for the past 15 months after trading Dougie Hamilton to the Calgary Flames, and for the past..." September 19

  • Rob O’Gara’s prospects look good with Bruins

    Boston Herald "Watching the Bruins prospects skate the last two days, the most impressive aspect of the group, easily, is the defensemen. It’s not unreasonable to project a half-dozen as NHLers of the future — some, maybe, the immediate future. “There is some definite mobility back there,” Providence Bruins..." September 18

  • Linus Arnesson To Miss Camp With Upper Body Injury

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to a release from the Boston Bruins Sunday morning, prospect Linus Arnesson has suffered an upper-body injury, and will miss all of rookie camp. Arnesson is coming off shoulder surgery in the spring. The 21-year old is a former second-round pick of the Bruins from 2013, and played all..." September 18

  • Team Canada enters World Cup of Hockey as betting favourite

    Sportsnet "Team Canada’s 3-2 win over Russia in their pre-tournament finale has solidified their spot atop the odds to win the World Cup of Hockey at sportsbooks monitored by Canada tallied two wins in three pre-tournament contests, but have been forced to make a number of roster changes..." September 17

  • Julien has Bruins practices mapped out 'down to minute' in absence

    CSN New England "With five key players and a head coach currently away for the World Cup of Hockey, the Boston Bruins group that teed off on Monday at the International for the Boston Bruins Foundation certainly felt like less than whole. Claude Julien has routinely met with reporters at the annual golf tournament..." September 14

  • New Goalie Equipment Rules For 2016-17 Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL will have at least one new goaltending equipment restriction this season: slimmer hockey pants. 2016-17 was supposed to usher in a new era of streamlined goaltending equipment, but manufacturer delays pushed those changes back until further notice. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated..." September 13

  • Following buyout, Dennis Seidenberg chasing NHL contract

    Boston Globe "Life progresses around Dennis Seidenberg. The defenseman’s family has settled into its rhythms of school and fall life in Boston, his former city of employment. His ex-teammates are under contract and either competing at the World Cup of Hockey (Zdeno Chara is a fellow Team Europe defenseman)..." September 12

  • Bruins hoping to reach extension with Marchand before regular season

    CSN New England "Brad Marchand scored 37 goals in a career year for the Black and Gold last season, and he spent Friday night skating far away from Boston on a dominant World Cup line for Team Canada with Patrice Bergeron and Sidney Crosby. Both of those things have added to the 28-year-old’s value as he heads..." September 10

  • Daly: NHL is happy with CBA, no ‘storm clouds on the horizon’

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, the league is happy with how the current CBA is working and doesn’t think “there is anything major that would need fixing.” Translation: Daly doesn’t foresee another work stoppage, at least from the NHL’s perspective. “I think there’s a general..." September 06

  • Backes opines on Kaepernick's protests, will always salute U.S. flag

    USA Today "On a day when U.S. President Barack Obama said it was San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s constitutional right to not stand during the national anthem, John Tortorella talked about it being an “honor” to be America’s coach at the World Cup of Hockey. “It is hockey, but I also..." September 06

  • Bruins' Senyshyn gets appendectomy, will be ready for training camp

    Boston Herald "Zach Senyshyn can't seem to catch a break. Senyshyn, the Bruins' 15th overall selection in the 2015 draft, underwent a successful appendectomy Sunday, the team announced today. Senyshyn will not participate in the Bruins' Sept. 15 rookie camp, but he will report to the team's main training camp..." September 05

  • Marchand not getting caught up in contract, but Bruins should be

    CSN New England "Brad Marchand has proven in the past that he’s a mentally tough competitor in the unforgiving world of the NHL. He’s become an elite forward despite being undersized at 5-foot-9, 183 pounds. He routinely wins the mental battle against opponents that he goads into costly mistakes and he’s..." September 03