Bruins Rumors & News

  • NHL acknowledges more players using cocaine

    TSN "The National Hockey League, responding to what it says is a possible increased use of cocaine among its players, has kick-started talks with the NHL Players Association to add the drug and others like it to the list of banned substances for which the league regularly monitors. "The number of..." October 06

  • Bruins list Chara on IR, for now

    Pro Hockey Talk "Those who feel as though the Boston Bruins may rebound – John Tortorella, maybe? – likely rest some of their optimism on the back of a healthy Zdeno Chara. It’s possible that he’s merely limping into what may otherwise be a healthy 2015-16 season, but it’s definitely looking like a slow start..." October 06

  • NHL odds: Blackhawks open season as Stanley Cup favorites

    CBS Sports "The NHL hasn't had a repeat Stanley Cup champion since the Detroit Red Wings won back-to-back titles in the late 1990s. Even though it's an incredibly difficult trophy to win once, and even harder to win twice, and even though the Chicago Blackhawks have undergone significant roster changes over..." October 05

  • Max Talbot, Jeremy Smith placed on waivers by the Bruins

    CSN New England "The Boston Bruins placed one expected name and one unexpected name on the waiver wire that was dispersed around the league on Monday at noontime. Young goalie Jeremy Smith was placed on waivers after losing the camp battle to be Tuukka Rask’s backup goaltender to Jonas Gustavsson and veteran..." October 05

  • Report: Talbot, Smith placed on waivers by the Bruins

    CSN New England "The Boston Bruins placed one expected name and one unexpected name on the waiver wire that was dispersed around the league on Monday at noontime. Young goalie Jeremy Smith was placed on waivers after losing the camp battle to be Tuukka Rask’s backup goaltender to Jonas Gustavsson and veteran..." October 05

  • Jonas Gustavsson Turns PTO Into Contract With Bruins

    The Hockey Writers "The Boston Bruins have signed goaltender Jonas Gustavsson to a one-year, $700,000 contract, the team announced on Sunday. Gustavsson came into training camp on a professional tryout and has earned a spot behind Tuukka Rask in the Bruins net. The soon-to-be 31-year-old goaltender has spent..." October 05

  • Chara skates, shoots in another sign of injury progress

    CSN New England "Zdeno Chara skated on his own for the fifth consecutive day on Friday morning and was indeed shooting pucks on the TD Garden ice as well prior to the team’s regularly scheduled practice session. The 38-year-old defenseman was gone from the ice once the rest of the Bruins hopped on for the..." October 03

  • Bruins owner throws some cold water on NHL expansion talk

    CBS Sports "Some of the NHL's most powerful owners met with candidates from Las Vegas and Quebec City applying for an expansion franchise ahead of Tuesday's Board of Governors meeting in New York. Though very few details were shared on where things were at in terms of the expansion process, there was little..." October 02

  • Bruins' Cam Neely says it's unfair to think Claude Julien is on hot seat

    CBS Sports "After missing the playoffs for the first time since the 2006-07 season and going through an organizational overhaul that saw a new general manager and a makeover to the roster on the ice, it was only natural to think that Claude Julien's job as head coach of the Boston Bruins could be in some..." October 01

  • Chara skates again on his own, ruled out for Rangers game

    CSN New England "While the sight of 6-foot-9 Zdeno Chara skating on his own for the second straight day was an encouraging one, the 38-year-old has already been ruled out for Wednesday night’s penultimate preseason game vs. the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Chara didn’t practice with his teammates on..." September 30

  • Commissioner: No timetable for NHL expansion "The NHL continues to explore the possibility of expansion but no firm timetable has been set for the process, Commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday at the fall Board of Governors meeting. Earlier Tuesday, the Board's executive committee heard presentations from representatives from the Quebec..." September 30

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    Boston Bruins @NHLBruins

    Goalies Malcolm Subban & Zane McIntyre among the players sent to Providence’s camp.

  • Report: Defense (maybe Byfuglien?) is on Boston’s shopping list

    Pro Hockey Talk "Imagine, for a moment, a blueline featuring two super-heavyweights in Zdeno Chara and Dustin Byfuglien. (You may also imagine the ice cracking when they’re on it at the same time.) It’s not a situation that is imminent, yet the rumor is at least being batted around regarding the Boston..." September 27

  • Julien could group Spooner with Hayes and Connolly

    CSN New England "Claude Julien raised a few eyebrows and certainly caught many pundits by surprise when he started Bruins training camp by piecing together a line consisting of speedy center Ryan Spooner in between big-bodied wingers Jimmy Hayes and Brett Connolly. The line has remained together for all of the..." September 26

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva


  • Bruins sign defensive prospect Carlo

    Pro Hockey Talk "Someday defenseman Brandon Carlo could be using his 6-foot-5 frame to help frustrate opposing forwards in service of the Boston Bruins. That might still be a ways off for the 18-year-old, but he’s taken another step forward towards that goal. The Bruins announced that they have inked Carlo to..." September 25

  • Bruins cut ten players including Senyshyn, Lauzon

    CSN New England "The Bruins announced another round of cuts on Thursday as the entire third practice group has been sent to Providence Bruins training camp. Colby Cave and Colton Hargrove have been assigned to Providence (American Hockey League). Andrew Cherniwchan, Max Everson, Matt Ginn, Max Iafrate, Eric Neiley..." September 24

  • Bruins defense takes another hit as Zdeno Chara leaves game with injury

    CBS Sports "Given the current state of their defense there is perhaps no player that is more important to the Boston Bruins than defenseman Zdeno Chara. Unfortunately for the Bruins, Chara had to leave Thursday's preseason game against the New York Rangers early in the first period with what the team is..." September 24

  • 'Right fit' trade could help Bruins replace Seidenberg

    CSN New England "The Bruins gambled on their young D-men by passing over other veteran free agent defenseman such as Cody Franson and Marek Zidlicky, but that stance might be changing very quickly. With the news that 34-year-old Dennis Seidenberg will be shelved for the next two months due to back surgery, the..." September 23

  • Vegas odds for every NHL team’s playoff chances

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s often interesting to see how Vegas odds line up to your own expectations when it comes to the NHL (and various other interests, naturally). Brovada shared its odds for every single NHL team making the playoffs in 2015-16, and some of them provide some rather interesting insights. Here..." September 23

  • Bruins’ Dennis Seidenberg to miss eight weeks

    Sportsnet "The Boston Bruins will open their season without a key defenceman. Dennis Seidenberg will be sidelined approximately eight weeks, the club announced, after he undergoes a lumbar microdiscectomy scheduled for Thursday. The surgery is to repair a lumbar spine disc herniation and will be..." September 23

  • Matt Beleskey expects big encore with Bruins

    Boston Herald "Matt Beleskey is very familiar with David Clarkson. The names and career stories of the two NHL wingers will inevitably be linked until such time as Beleskey proves that they shouldn’t be. The B’s very much hope that happens — because on a team loaded with question-mark players, young and..." September 21

  • Joe Morrow makes bid to stick with Bruins

    Boston Herald "Joe Morrow came to the Bruins organization with a reputation as a high risk-high reward defenseman. And though he arrived with a first-round pedigree as the 23rd overall pick in the 2011 draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins, there was a feeling that Morrow would have to incubate for a while in the AHL..." September 21

  • Bruins’ Griffith out 3-4 weeks with MCL sprain

    NBC Sports "Bad luck for Bruins hopeful Seth Griffith. The B’s announced today that Griffith would miss three to four weeks with an MCL sprain in his left knee. The club said the injury occurred in the third period of Sunday’s Bruins-Devils preseason game. Griffith split last season between Boston and..." September 21

  • Claude to Koko: You've got to earn a chance

    CSN New England "Claude Julien had a message for Alex Khokhlachev after hearing the general gist behind his complaints that he hadn’t been given a fair chance by the Bruins: all players have to earn their chances. The 22-year-old Khokhlachev surprised on the second full day of training camp when he bemoaned..." September 21

  • Upper-Body Injury Will Keep Dennis Seidenberg Off Ice for First Few Days of Camp

    WEEI Boston "Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg will not be on the ice for the opening days of training camp, as the 34-year-old is dealing with an upper-body injury suffered in training. General manager Don Sweeney shared the news on Thursday following the team’€™s off-ice testing. He noted that..." September 17

  • Quebec and Las Vegas to officially discuss expansion with NHL’s executive committee

    Puck Drunk Love "NHL expansion is getting a bit more official. Pierre LeBrun of ESPN wrote that while it’s unlikely a decision on expansion will come this month, two prospective NHL expansion locations, Quebec and Las Vegas, will officially present to the league’s board executive committee later this..." September 17

  • Healthy David Krejci hopes to rejuvenate Bruins

    Boston Herald "There are myriad reasons why the Bruins did not make the playoffs last season. If you want to know how the Bruins ceased to be the elite team they had been for a handful of years, the biggest reason was the loss of David Krejci. Thanks to a nagging groin injury and then a knee injury, Krejci..." September 16

  • Blackhawks remain favorites to win 2016 Stanley Cup

    CSN Chicago "The Blackhawks opened as early favorites to win the 2016 Stanley Cup just one week after capturing their third title in six years, and oddsmakers haven't wavered on that. In fact, Bovada slightly increased the Blackhawks' chances to 13/2 odds after initially pegging them at 7/1 in..." September 16

  • NHL players survey: 34 of 35 say they'd accept an openly gay teammate

    USA Today "The NHL never has had an openly gay player, but if a player does come out, he will be accepted, according to results of an anonymous survey conducted by USA TODAY Sports at the NHL/NHL Players' Association Media tour Sept. 8-9, 2015, in Toronto. Thirty-five NHL players were asked whether they..." September 16

  • Marchand: "There's nothing wrong with our coaching staff"

    CSN New England "Many fans were stunned when the Bruins retained Claude Julien. But in a sit down interview with CSNNE’s Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty, Brad Marchand and Torey Krug suggested the criticism of their coach is misplaced. “There’s nothing wrong with our coaching staff,” said Marchand. “That..." September 15

  • NHL has instructed teams to play 3-on-3 hockey in preseason even if games aren't tied

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL’s new 3-on-3 overtime format begins this season and the league wants to make sure teams are ready for the change. In order to make sure teams have a chance to practice the concept in a competitive setting, the NHL has instructed all of their teams to play 3-on-3 hockey at least three times..." September 15

  • Marchand: Bruins room ‘a little bit divided’ last season

    Sportsnet "The 2014-15 season would be a forgettable one for the Boston Bruins if it wasn’t so chock-full of painful memories that continue to linger. The Bruins failed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time since the 2006-07 season, and it cost former general manager Peter Chiarelli his..." September 15

  • Former Flyers forward Simon Gagne officially retires from NHL

    CBS Sports "Simon Gagne has officially announced his retirement from the NHL after a 14-year career that had its fair share of brilliant moments, mostly with the Philadelphia Flyers over 11 seasons. “Today, I want to thank my trainers and teammates,” said Gagne in a press release. “You inspired me to..." September 15

  • Healthy David Krejci hopes to rejuvenate Bruins

    Boston Herald "There are myriad reasons why the Bruins did not make the playoffs last season. If you want to know how the Bruins ceased to be the elite team they had been for a handful of years, the biggest reason was the loss of David Krejci. Thanks to a nagging groin injury and then a knee injury, Krejci..." September 15

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    John Shannon @JSportsnet

    NHL will make move to Adidas official tomorrow. Replaces Reebok as sweater supplier.

  • Report: NHL introducing spotters to look for signs of concussion during games

    The Score "The National Hockey League appears to be taking steps toward improving its concussion protocol. The league will reportedly introduce spotters for every game this season, whose role will be to determine visible signs of concussion among players, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA. The spotter..." September 14

  • Daniel Paille Takes PTO With Chicago

    The Hockey Writers "Former Boston Bruins forward Daniel Paille has agreed to a tryout contract (PTO) with the Chicago Blackhawks, according to TSN’s Darren Dreger. Paille has played with the Bs for the last six years, scoring six goals and seven assists through 71 games last season. He also posted a -7.3%..." September 14

  • Marchand ready to take on more of B's leadership role

    CSN New England "The number naturally dwindles down each season. In 2015 there are only eight players left on the Bruins roster from the 2011 Stanley Cup team. They are all still key performers for the Bruins: Patrice Bergeron, Zdeno Chara, David Krejci, Brad Marchand, Chris Kelly, Dennis Seidenberg, Adam..." September 13

  • Bruins Announce Hockey Operations Personnel Transactions "Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, September 11, that Jay Pandolfo has transitioned to Director of Player Development and Jeremy Rogalski has transitioned to Hockey Operations Assistant. Sweeney also announced that the club has hired Jamie Langenbrunner as a Development..." September 12

  • Bruins show faith in young D by passing on Franson

    CSN New England "The Bruins were involved in the Cody Franson derby at points this summer, but they weren’t there at the end when the 6-foot-5 D-man inked a two-year, $6.65 million deal with the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday. Franson went through the summer unsigned as teams shied away while he looked for longer term..." September 12

  • Bettman: overwhelmingly players do the right thing

    Pro Hockey Talk "This off-season presents a slew of bad headlines for the NHL, something its players and commissioner both notice. ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun caught up with some of the league’s biggest movers and shakers to find out how they feel about these situations. In the case of the players, stars like Tyler..." September 12

  • All 3 Bruins first-rounders fail conditioning test

    CSN New England "In the kind of inauspicious start the Bruins were probably looking to avoid at the opening of rookie camp, all three 2015 first-round picks by the Bruins – Jakub Zboril, Jake DeBrusk and Zach Senyshyn – failed the conditioning test on Thursday morning. The test consists of a series of six..." September 11

  • Bruins sign goalie Gustavsson to tryout deal

    CSN New England "The Bruins will officially have some veteran competition for the backup goaltending spot. GM Don Sweeney confirmed former Wings and Leafs goalie Jonas Gustavsson will be in NHL camp on a PTO (Professional Tryout Agreement). Gustavsson, 30, was 3-3-1 with a .911 save percentage and 2.56..." September 11

  • Bruins’ Bergeron: Playing vs. Nordiques ‘would be special’

    Sportsnet "The queries came from friends and family. But they also followed Patrice Bergeron wherever he went in his hometown of Quebec City this summer. Are the Nordiques coming back? “I’ll go to the grocery store and then I’ll be just walking through aisles and people will stop me and be like: ‘What..." September 09

  • World Cup of Hockey announces schedule, format

    Sportsnet "The National Hockey League and the NHL Players’ Association have announced the schedule for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, which will run from Sept. 17 to Oct. 1, 2016. The two-week tournament, featuring eight teams and more than 150 NHL players, will progress from the preliminary round to the..." September 09

  • NHL players look ahead to World Cup – and, hopefully, future Olympics

    The Globe and Mail "Sidney Crosby is not certain if NHL players will be able to compete in future Olympics, but the Pittsburgh Penguins star would surely like to. The league has yet to decide if it will send players to the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, or to Beijing in 2022. Concerns include the vast..." September 09

  • Connolly motivated to 'prove people wrong' with big year

    CSN New England "Brett Connolly has no shortage of motivation headed into his first full season with the Boston Bruins. The 23-year-old was traded from the Tampa Bay Lightning to the Bruins at last spring’s trade deadline and shortly thereafter, a Dennis Seidenberg shot busted up his finger in just his second..." September 09

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Was wondering if TB might look at FA Jonas Gustavsson, but hearing he will go to BOS camp on a tryout.

  • How hockey analytics forecast future success and failure

    TSN "One of the big reasons hockey analytics have really exploded in recent years is their ability to forecast mean reversion well in advance of the rest of the industry. The two most prominent examples of that were the 2011-12 Los Angeles Kings and the 2012-13 Toronto Maple Leafs. That Kings team..." September 03

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