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  • Bruins Forward Patrice Bergeron Reportedly Out At Least Four Weeks

    NESN "Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window) Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new..." November 20

  • Concussion suits against NHL face headwinds

    Detroit News "The legal strategy of the NHL to defeat a class-action suit by players concerned about brain injuries might prove successful, but the issue of legal responsibility for potential long-term effects of brain trauma remains at issue, according to legal experts. In attempting to settle..." November 20

  • Brian Burke to Brad Marchand: 'Stop being a clown'

    WEEI Boston "Former NHL general manager and one-time Stanley Cup champion (with Anaheim in 2007) Brian Burke, now a Sportsnet talking head, pleaded with Bruins forward Brad Marchand to “stop being a clown” during Burke’s "To The Point" segment between periods of the..." November 19

  • The NHL is doing everything it can to avoid another lockout

    New York Post "The Canceler-in-Chief’s collective bargaining history precedes him, so buyer beware, but it is a fact that all precincts are reporting reason for optimism as the NHL and the NHLPA continue a series of preliminary talks aimed at extending the CBA before either party can exercise its..." November 19

  • What Chara’s upcoming absence really means for Bruins

    WEEI Boston "We’ve been here before with Zdeno Chara, so we know that the injury absence of at least four weeks the Bruins announced Saturday for the star defensemen after he injured his left MCL in the first period Wednesday in Denver is a minimum estimate. The Bruins announced that Chara..." November 19

  • Injury-plagued Bruins have a big challenge, but they also have a plan

    NBC Sports Boston "The Bruins really are at a bit of a breaking point right now with the injuries. It’s bad enough that they’re missing Kevan Miller, Brandon Carlo, Charlie McAvoy, John Moore and Urho Vaakanainen to injuries at this point, but now Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron both appear..." November 19

  • Jeremy Lauzon steps up strong for Bruins

    Boston Herald "By all rights, we shouldn’t be surprised by Jeremy Lauzon’s early success with the Bruins. He was a second round pick in 2015 (52nd overall) and he enjoyed a highly productive and successful junior career with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. But it’s a big step between..." November 19

  • Bergeron to be game-time decision vs. Coyotes

    NESN "To say the Boston Bruins have been bitten by the injury bug this season would be a massive understatement. Ailments continue to mount for the B’s, so much so that both Connor Clifton and Jakub Zboril made their NHL debut Friday to help alleviate Boston’s depleted blue..." November 17

  • Bruins captain Zdeno Chara to miss 4-6 weeks with knee injury

    98.5 The Sports Hub "The Bruins' depth issues on the backend were dealt a long-term blow Friday, as they will reportedly skate without the services of captain Zdeno Chara for the next four-to-six weeks, according to The Athletic's Fluto Shinzawa. Injured in the first period of Wednesday's..." November 17

  • If Zdeno Chara is seriously injured, Bruins are in serious trouble

    NBC Sports Boston "The Bruins are in some serious turmoil on their back end right now after watching Zdeno Chara go down with an apparent left knee injury in the first period of Wednesday's 6-3 loss in Colorado. Chara collided with Carl Soderberg in the closing minute and his left knee buckled upon..." November 15

  • Jakub Zboril "feels incredible" about first NHL call-up to the Bruins

    NBC Sports Boston "The injuries to the Bruins back end have opened up opportunities for a number of young B’s defensemen this season, and there may be another one getting a chance on a West Coast trip starting tonight. The Bruins called up 2015 first round pick Jakub Zboril prior to leaving for Colorado..." November 14

  • Looks like the Bruins have found a third-line answer with the kids

    NBC Sports Boston "Don’t look now, but it seems like the Bruins are starting to find some answers for a third line that’s confounded them all season. It’s too easy to call them the Kid Line and probably too on the nose to come up with some moniker centered around 22-year-old Jakob..." November 13

  • Bruins' Rask back on ice after leave of absence

    WEEI Boston "Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask returned to practice Tuesday after he was granted a leave of absence by the team to attend to a personal matter on Friday. No other details about Rask's time away from the team were revealed. “We just felt that it was important for us..." November 13

  • Pastrnak dines out on Maple Leafs: ‘I love beating Toronto’

    Boston Herald "While the Bruins continue to seek secondary scoring, the first line keeps trying to prove they have nothing to worry about. David Pastrnak picked up a hat trick with an assist, Patrice Bergeron contributed a goal and two helpers, and Brad Marchand had two assists as the Bruins skated..." November 11

  • Bruins confirm that Charlie McAvoy suffered a concussion

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "The injury mystery is over! During his media availability today, GM Don Sweeney confirmed what most people had expected: Charlie McAvoy did, in fact, suffer a concussion in the Bruins game out in Edmonton a couple of weeks back. The disclosure ends a weird saga that saw the..." November 10

  • Bruins goaltending situation muddled by poor performances of Tuukka Rask, Jaroslav Halak

    NBC Sports Boston "So the Bruins goaltending situation got a little more muddled Thursday night. Jaroslav Halak had his first bad outing in a Bruins uniform before getting pulled in the second period, and Tuukka Rask wasn’t much better in an all-around terrible 8-5 loss to the Vancouver Canucks at..." November 09

  • Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask is taking a leave of absence

    Boston "Tuukka Rask is taking a leave of absence “relating to a personal matter,” the Bruins said in a statement Friday. “It’s not health related,” general manager Don Sweeney said. “It’s important to respect his privacy and allow him..." November 09

  • Bruins show off vintage jersey for 2019 Winter Classic

    Pro Hockey Talk "If you’re counting down the days until outdoor hockey season, we have 54 to go until the 2019 Winter Classic between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks  (Jan. 1, 1 p.m. ET, NBC) at Notre Dame Stadium. Thursday is the start of the hype for the game as jerseys that will..." November 08

  • Urho Vaakanainen (concussion) skates for first time since injury

    NBC Sports Boston "It was a step in the right direction on Wednesday for 19-year-old rookie D-man Urho Vaakanainen, who skated for the first time after suffering a concussion last month in his second career NHL game. The rookie D-man skated with Kevan Miller ahead of Wednesday’s team practice, but..." November 07

  • Bruins' Perfection Line ready to keep handling heavy burden

    NBC Sports Boston "There’s really no way around it right now. If the Bruins top line isn’t scoring then the Black and Gold aren’t winning hockey games. It was the same story on Monday night as David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand provided the offense in a 2-1 overtime win against..." November 06

  • Bruins go away from hot hand, start Rask tonight vs. Stars

    NBC Sports Boston "One might have thought that the Bruins would ride Jaroslav Halak given the way he’s played between the pipes recently. One would be wrong as Tuukka Rask was the first goaltender off the ice at Monday’s morning skate at Warrior Ice Arena, and will be the starting goalie..." November 05

  • NHL goalies making adjustments to new controversial chest protector

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Over the course of a 12-year career as an NHL goalie, Sharks goaltending coach Johan Hedberg said he only changed his chest protector twice.  “The one when I retired, there was nothing left,” Hedberg said in a phone interview with NBC Sports California. “[It..." November 05

  • Brad Marchand gets 14 penalty minutes for being Brad Marchand

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "Late in the first period of tonight’s game in Nashville, Brad Marchand got hit with a reputation call, followed by another reputation call, followed by another reputation call. With the Bruins down 1-0 in the dying seconds of the opening period, Marchand received a high-sticking..." November 04

  • Neely: Bruins won’t ‘wait too long’ for secondary scoring to bloom

    WEEI Boston "The Bruins have scored 25 5-on-5 goals during their 7-3-2 start, but just 11 have come from players not named Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak. Bruins president Cam Neely knows his team can’t accomplish the things he wants it to with just one forward line..." November 02

  • Bruins Assign Ryan Donato To Providence Amid Forward’s Early Struggles

    NESN "Ryan Donato is headed to the minors. The Boston Bruins announced Thursday that Donato has been assigned to the team’s AHL affiliate in Providence. Donato has struggled at times this season, particularly away from the puck, so the trip down to Providence will give the..." November 01

  • Bruins’ Patrice Bergeron’s Hot Start Summarized In One Interesting Stat

    NESN "Patrice Bergeron is off to a stellar start. And in other news, water is wet. The Bruins’ star center has been a key figure for Boston for many years, and if his first 12 games of the current campaign are any indication, he’ll continue to be an integral part of the..." November 01

  • Bruins admit to 'concern' over Charlie McAvoy's lingering injury issues

    NBC Sports Boston "There is some mystery shrouded in the upper body injury of second-year defenseman Charlie McAvoy, and the Bruins admitted Thursday there is indeed “concern” as things linger on without a return date in sight. It’s difficult to pinpoint even when exactly the..." November 01

  • Charlie McAvoy (upper body) placed on IR in what appears to be a setback

    NBC Sports Boston "While it looks like a return is imminent for David Backes from his upper body injury, the forecast is a little murkier for second-year D-man Charlie McAvoy after he was placed on injured reserve by the Bruins on Tuesday. Both Backes and McAvoy are suspected to be recovering from concussions...." October 31

  • What NHL goalies are saying about smaller equipment

    Sportsnet "Midway through last season the NHL began streamlining goalie equipment with a target on leg pads and pants. Rather than goalies being allowed to wear inflated equipment that had more to do with filling up the net than protecting the player, the NHL began to enforce “form-fitting”..." October 30

  • Torey Krug appears ready for game action

    Boston Herald "There are still some moving pieces involved in the equation, but it appears that defenseman Torey Krugwill be making his 2018-19 season debut tonight at Carolina. And as the Bruins prepared to leave for the airport for their one-city trip to Raleigh, it looked like they did not have an..." October 30

  • NHL, MGM Resorts form sports betting partnership

    NHL.com "The NHL has named MGM Resorts the first official sports betting partner of the League. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, joined by MGM Resorts Chairman & CEO Jim Murren, made the announcement Monday. "The new sports betting landscape presents a unique opportunity..." October 29

  • What has happened to the storied Bruins-Canadiens rivalry?

    NBC Sports Boston "What the hell has happened to the storied, tale-as-old-as-time Bruins/Canadiens rivalry? The Bruins let out little more than a whimper in a 3-0 shutout loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night at TD Garden that will surely just go down as simply, forgettably, one out of the 82..." October 29

  • Torey Krug ready to take another big step

    Boston Herald "Even with the 2-for-2 performance Tuesday in Ottawa, the Bruins’ power play could use a little boost. And one could be on the way fairly soon. Torey Krug, who has yet to play this year because of an ankle injury, has been skating for more than a week. He participated in..." October 26

  • Bruins place Kevan Miller on injured reserve

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "Jeremy Lauzon comes up, another guy officially goes out. The move was confirmed by the Bruins' website, as Kevan Miller's name now has an asterisk next to it. NOT THE INJURY ASTERISK!!!! NOOOOLLOL!!!! Anyways, it looks like what's..." October 25

  • Bruins recall rookie defenseman Jeremy Lauzon on emergency basis

    NBC Sports Boston "  The Bruins are calling up AHL reinforcements to cover for some major injuries on their blue..." October 25

  • Charlie McAvoy Shares Piece Of Financial Advice Zdeno Chara Gave Him

    NESN "Zdeno Chara isn’t just mentoring young Boston Bruins defensemen on the ice. The Bruins blueliner has been around the NHL for quite some time and is renowned for his preparedness for life beyond hockey. He’s a bookworm that has made quite clear he simply enjoys learning,..." October 25

  • Bruins' Vaakanainen suffers concussion after taking elbow to face

    The Score "Boston Bruins rookie defenseman Urho Vaakanainen suffered a concussion during Tuesday's contest against the Ottawa Senators and will not return after catching a Mark Borowiecki elbow in the face, the team announced. The game was just the second of Vaakanainen's career. He was..." October 24

  • For NHL goalies, league’s new pad restrictions are a real pain

    Washington Post "Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has started to wear an extra undershirt to protect himself. Even with Braden Holtby’s Washington Capitals teammates toning down the power of their shots in practices, he’s started to feel the sting of pucks in ways he hasn’t..." October 24

  • Could David Pastrnak Become Bruins’ First 50-Goal Scorer Since Cam Neely?

    NESN "You might have missed it Tuesday night while watching the Boston Red Sox defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the 2018 World Series, but David Pastrnak scored two goals for the Boston Bruins in their win over the Ottawa Senators as he continues to dominate..." October 24

  • Healy: If backed by science, NHL alumni association 'all-in' on cannabis

    The Score "The group representing ex-NHL players is "all-in" on endorsing cannabis as a pain relief option for its members. That is, if future research can prove the drug’s supposed healing capabilities. "I think science has to prove it first. If science proves it,..." October 23

  • Could Rask's standing as Bruins' No. 1 goalie be in jeopardy?

    NBC Sports Boston "Tuukka Rask hasn’t outright lost his No. 1 job with the Bruins at this point, but he’s certainly playing like he wants to. The longtime Bruins netminder has an .875 save percentage through the first four games of this season, and outright hasn’t given the Bruins any..." October 23

  • Bruins, Charlie McAvoy to start talking about extension

    Sportsnet "It looks like the Boston Bruins are ready to start talking numbers with their top young defenceman. According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, Charlie McAvoy is looking to sign a long-term deal now that he’s on the final year of his entry-level contract and..." October 22

  • Bruins' Vaakanainen to make NHL debut with McAvoy, Miller ailing

    The Score "With several key pieces missing from the club's blue line, the Boston Bruins will turn to 19-year-old Urho Vaakanainen against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night, head coach Bruce Cassidy told The Athletic's Joe McDonald. Charlie McAvoy isn't feeling well and has been..." October 20

  • Pastrnak surging with Bruins, seen as 'next Jagr'

    NHL.com "The skill was there. The ability to create. The moves. But when David Pastrnak entered the NHL at 18 years old, the youngest player in the League in 2014-15, there were things missing too. He didn't have enough strength or size. He didn't have the defensive responsibility or..." October 19

  • Bruins in the trade hunt for forward help?

    NBC Sports Boston "The great news is that the Bruins top line of Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak are off to a strong tart with a combined 34 points in six games. The sobering news for the Black and Gold is that Marchand, Bergeron and Pastrnak have accounted for 15 of the team’s..." October 19

  • Flames’ Gaudreau on McAvoy hit: ‘I kind of brought it upon myself’

    Sportsnet "Johnny Gaudreau is taking some responsibility for the controversial hit he received from Boston Bruins defenceman Charlie McAvoy on Wednesday. “I was on a breakaway trying to get the rebound there and had my head down. I always tell myself never to have my head down, especially..." October 19

  • Jan Kovar Signs Professional Tryout With Providence Bruins

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New York Islanders made a quick decision in training camp that Jan Kovar had been a mistake, terminating his contract just a few months after signing him to a one-year $2MM deal. Many expected Kovar to return overseas to play in the KHL or another European league after clearing..." October 18

  • Nordstrom getting noticed after quiet beginnings with Bruins

    NBC Sports Boston "It certainly isn’t anywhere near a permanent solution, but give credit to new Bruins winger Joakim Nordstrom for making an impact early in his stint with the Black and Gold. There wasn’t much fanfare when the 26-year-old Swedish forward signed with the Bruins on the July 1 open of..." October 17

  • Marijuana use in the NHL: The times they are a changin'

    Sportsnet "Fairly or not, we have an image of the GMs who sit in the executive boxes at NHL games. They’re Old School, as their average age (53.9 years) would suggest. At the high end, there’s the Islanders’ 75-year-old Lou Lamoriello. Almost to a one, they’re defined by their..." October 17

  • Bruins’ Tuukka Rask Gives Reasoning Behind Tough Start To Season

    NESN "Tuukka Rask’s first game of the 2018-19 NHL season didn’t go as planned. The Boston Bruins goalie gave up five goals in his team’s matchup against the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals earlier this month. However, Rask has rebounded quite nicely..." October 17