As expected, and still without a deal reached between Bruins general manager Don Sweeney and NHL agent J.P. Barry, star restricted free agent David Pastrnak will not be on the ice for the start of Bruins training camp on Thursday. In fact, the 21-year-old Pastrnak will not even be stateside, as he currently remains back home in the Czech Republic and will not report to Boston without a new deal, according to reports. It has also been reported, and confirmed to WEEI.com, that the sides continue to engage in fluid discussions to work on different angles and deals in an attempt to bridge the sizeable gap that apparently remains between the parties. This will be the first camp holdout of Sweeney’s tenure as general manager, and the first holdout for the Bruins since winger Reilly Smith and defenseman Torey Krug missed the majority of the 2014 training camp and preseason before settling on one-year deals.
David Pastrnak won't report to Bruins without new deal
WEEI Boston | Sep 13