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  • Bruins are interested in Carolina's Micheal Ferland

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "Elliotte Friedman posted the latest version of his always great "31 Thoughts" today, and it featured plenty of info on trade rumors from around the league. The Bruins were mentioned in one interesting point: "4. The list is longer, but Boston,..." January 16

  • Seeking consistency, Bruins scratch struggling Backes

    Pro Hockey Talk "David Backes’ time on ice with the Boston Bruins and his production has dwindled this season, and as head coach Bruce Cassidy seeks a better option next to David Krejci, the 34-year-old veteran will be in the press box for Wednesday’s game against the Flyers. (7:30 p.m. ET;..." January 16

  • Bruins may target Blues' Brayden Schenn or Vladimir Tarasenko in trade

    NBC Sports Boston "Perhaps some of it was because the Bruins will be hosting their team at TD Garden on Thursday night. Perhaps some of it was about their scouting the Montreal Canadiens. But whatever the reason, the St. Louis Blues had a group of talent evaluators at TD Garden Monday night..." January 16

  • Bruins recall Peter Cehlarik from Providence

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "Yesterday, we speculated on whether or not the Bruins were up to something when they put Colby Cave on waivers. Today, they made their next move: the team announced that Peter Cehlarik has been recalled from Providence. Cehlarik is already with..." January 15

  • Edmonton Oilers claim centre Colby Cave, look to plug gap from Strome trade

    Edmonton Journal "The Edmonton Oilers have claimed centre Colby Cave on waivers from Boston, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports. Call me an Oilers fan. Five minutes ago I’d never heard the name Colby Cave. Now I’m hoping he can plug the hole the Oilers have at the centre ice..." January 15

  • Schedule For Upcoming NHL “Bye Weeks”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "For the third year in a row, the NHL has scheduled a mandated multi-day break for each team in the middle part of the season. Meant to give each team a rest, much like the bye week in the National Football League, this break also includes limits on practice, including several days in..." January 15

  • John Moore to sit for second straight game, "not going to have a poopy diaper" about it

    NBC Sports Boston "With the Bruins already getting stability on the front end with their sudden good health over the last few weeks, the B’s are focusing on the same kind of night in, night out stability on the back end as well. That means Charlie McAvoy is back in the lineup after recovering from an..." January 14

  • Charlie McAvoy returns to Bruins lineup against Maple Leafs

    Boston Globe "The Bruins were happy to once again slot Charlie McAvoy on the first defense pairing Saturday night in Toronto, reuniting him with Zdeno Chara. It also made for a tough conversation with John Moore, who became a healthy scratch for the first time as a..." January 12

  • Rick Nash announces retirement after 15 NHL seasons

    TSN "After 15 NHL seasons, Rick Nash has announced his retirement. Nash, 34, announced his decision in a statement on Friday morning through his agent Joe Resnick.  "Due to unresolved issues/symptoms from the concussions sustained last March, Rick..." January 11

  • Bruins Acquire Center Paul Carey From Senators In Exchange For Minor League D-Man

    NESN "The Boston Bruins struck a deal for a local kid Friday. The B’s acquired journeyman forward and Boston native Paul Carey from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for defenseman Cody Goloubef. Carey will report to the AHL’s Providence Bruins, according to a team..." January 11

  • Bruins’ Brad Marchand Throws Shade At Capitals’ Lars Eller After Skirmish

    NESN "Brad Marchand and Lars Eller nearly reignited their feud Thursday night, but it was Marchand who didn’t drop the gloves. The two got tangled up with another in the second period of the Boston Bruins’ 4-2 loss to the Washington Capitals at TD Garden. But the..." January 11

  • Braden Holtby may not own the Bruins, but he sure plays like he does

    WEEI Boston "Once upon a time Pedro Martinez said you should call the New York Yankees his daddy. The Bruins could say the same thing about Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby. The netminder went into the game Thursday with a .943 save percentage and 1.84 goals-against average..." January 11

  • Why Patrice Bergeron doesn't want your vote for 2019 NHL All-Star Game

    NBC Sports Boston "Patrice Bergeron is one of the NHL's 31 "Last Men In" candidates to make the 2019 NHL All-Star Game, and he needs your help ... to lose. That's right: The Boston Bruins center openly admitted Wednesday he'd rather not participate in the Jan...." January 10

  • Charlie McAvoy close to returning from infection

    Boston Herald "Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy is inching closer to a return. He participated fully in Wednesday’s practice at Warrior Arena, and, though coach Bruce Cassidy said he won’t play Thursday against Washington, McAvoy could get back in the lineup on Saturday in..." January 10

  • Tuukka Rask Deserves Plenty Of Credit For Bruins’ Recent Success

    NESN "As the final horn rang throughout TD Garden on Tuesday night, a loud “Tuuk” chant resonated through the building. Although the Boston Bruins had just dispatched the Minnesota Wild 4-0, it was the performance of Rask that seemed to have gotten the crowd’s..." January 09

  • Bruins secondary scoring coming around

    Boston Herald "Of the Bruins 121 goals this season, 43.8 percent have come from their top trio. The strength of the Bruins first line of Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, and David Pastrnak has been well-documented, but some secondary scoring is starting to emerge of late. It’s not everywhere..." January 08

  • Why it’s doubtful we’ll see Zdeno Chara matching up against second lines the rest of this season

    WEEI Boston "There were a lot of positives to take away from the Bruins’ 2-1 win against Buffalo on Saturday, their fourth straight win. Which one could pay the most dividends now that we’re in the second half of the season and the Bruins are in a tooth-and-nail battle for playoff..." January 07

  • Could David Backes be the answer to the season-long question on the Krejci Line?

    NBC Sports Boston "If the first performance on Saturday night against the Sabres is any indication, the Bruins might just have an answer to their season-long second line vacancy that’s been there all along. Veteran Bruins power forward David Backes jumped into the right wing spot with David Krejci..." January 07

  • NHL Rumors: Blues' Schenn an intriguing possibility

    NBC Sports Boston "The Bruins continue to look to add at least one more forward to their current group that begins the second half of the regular season with a big divisional tilt tonight against the Buffalo Sabres. Don Sweeney has been very active on the phone with other GMs around the league trying to..." January 05

  • How clutch has Jake DeBrusk been for Bruins? Here's an impressive stat

    NBC Sports Boston "When you're in Connor McDavid's company, you're doing something right. That's the case for Boston Bruins winger Jake DeBrusk, who tallied the Bruins' go-ahead goal Thursday night at TD Garden in Boston's 6-4 win over the Calgary..." January 04

  • Joakim Nordstrom broke his leg during the Winter Classic

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "Some surprising news from the Bruins this morning: forward Joakim Nordstrom apparently suffered a broken leg during the Winter Classic. Per the team, Nordstrom has a "non-displaced fibula fracture" and will be reevaluated in three..." January 03

  • What did Tuukka Rask mean by his postgame comments?

    NBC Sports Boston "In the excitement following the Bruins' 4-2 victory over the Blackhawks in the NHL's annual Winter Classic, Tuukka Rask took a moment to reflect on the event, potentially hinting at his future plans.  "This might be my last outdoor game, you never know,"..." January 02

  • Why Bruins players wore 'Peaky Blinders'-inspired suits for the Winter Classic

    Sporting News "If you saw the Boston Bruins on the ice during the 2019 NHL Winter classic, you noticed their specially designed sweaters for the occasion, with an oversized “B” replacing the team’s circular logo, a design inspired by the team’s uniforms from the 1930s. But if..." January 02

  • Who needs a fresh start in 2019?

    Pro Hockey Talk "New Year’s Day is right around the corner, so naturally many of us have already started thinking about our resolutions. Maybe you want to get into better shape, eat better, expand your knowledge on a certain topic, spend less time on your phone, or something totally..." December 31

  • Marchand out vs. Sabres

    TSN "Forward Brad Marchand has an upper-body injury and will not play in the Bruins' game tonight against the Buffalo Sabres, head coach Bruce Cassidy said. Defenceman Charlie McAvoy, who missed the Bruins last game against the New Jersey Devils because of a lower-body injury,..." December 29

  • McAvoy out for Bruins against Sabres, could be back for Winter Classic

    NHL.com "Defenseman Charlie McAvoy has been ruled out and forward Brad Marchand has been deemed unlikely for the Boston Bruins game against the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday at KeyBank Center (7 p.m. ET; MSG-B, NESN, NHL.TV). McAvoy (lower body) has been placed on injured reserve, retroactive to..." December 28

  • Bruins' Backes suspended three games

    TSN "Boston Bruins forward David Backes has been suspended three games for an illegal check to the head of Devils forward Blake Coleman, the NHL's Department of Player Safety announced Friday. The penalty means he will miss the Winter Classic scheduled for New Year's Day..." December 28

  • Bruins’ David Backes to have hearing for hit to head on Devils’ Blake Coleman

    NewJersey.com "Boston Bruins forward David Backes will have a hearing with NHL Player Safety for his illegal check to the head on Devils forward Blake Coleman during Thursday’s 5-2 Devils win at TD Garden in Boston. Backes hit Coleman with 2:03 left in regulation when the Devils forward..." December 28

  • Zdeno Chara Set To Return For Boston Bruins

    Hockey Buzz "The Bruins got an early Christmas present Saturday afternoon with the return of Patrice Bergeron. On Thursday, it sounds like they’re getting a late Christmas present as well. "I suspect [Jake DeBrusk] will play, Zee's [Zdeno Chara] looking better,..." December 27

  • Marchand trying to stay on best behavior to play in 2019 Winter Classic

    NHL.com "When Brad Marchand's mother, Lynn, starts in, his finger might slip toward the "end call" button on his phone. He doesn't want to hear it, not really, even though he knows her anxiety is warranted. After all, she was part of the large group of family members who had..." December 26

  • Now is the time for Danton Heinen to step up

    NBC Sports Boston "If Danton Heinen is going to stand up and be counted offensively this season, now would be the time. The 23-year-old winger nearly had 20 goals and 50 points last season, but has managed just four goals and nine points in 34 games this season while bouncing between lines without..." December 24

  • Hartman fined for actions in Predators game against Bruins

    NHL.com "Nashville Predators forward Ryan Hartman has been fined $1,000 for spearing Boston Bruins forward Chris Wagner during NHL Game No. 545 in Boston on Saturday, Dec. 22, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today. The incident occurred at 19:04 of the..." December 23

  • Bruins' Bergeron to play vs. Predators after 16-game absence

    The Score "Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron will be in the lineup Saturday afternoon against the Nashville Predators after missing 16 games with rib and sternoclavicular injuries, the team announced. Bergeron has been sidelined since Nov. 16 after being run into the boards in a game..." December 22

  • Bruins’ Miller ‘very fortunate’ after harrowing throat injury

    WEEI Boston "Even without the thick mountain man beard currently hiding most of his chiseled jawline, Kevan Miller is one of the more intimidating figures in the NHL. The Bruins defenseman, who’s known most for his courage and willingness to sacrifice his body for the success of the team,..." December 21

  • Bergeron game-time decision for Bruins against Predators

    NHL.com "Patrice Bergeron will be a game-time decision when the Boston Bruins host the Nashville Predators at TD Garden on Saturday (1 p.m., NHLN, SN, SN1, NESN, FS-TN, NHL.TV). "Wake up in the morning, if he feels good from today's practice, then he's in," coach Bruce..." December 21

  • Urho Vaakanainen To Play For Finland At World Juniors

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Urho Vaakanainen is no longer listed on injured reserve on the Boston Bruins website, but he won’t be coming back to play in the NHL for the next little while. That’s because the 19-year old defenseman is off to join Finland at the World Junior Championship in Vancouver, adding..." December 21

  • Bruins’ Joakim Nordstrom at ease with more involved role

    Boston Herald "There weren’t too many expectations set for Joakim Nordstrom when he arrived in Boston. Certainly not the type that included being a part of the scoring barrage in Montreal, nor having responsibilities in nearly every possible scenario for the Bruins. Nordstrom has..." December 20

  • Bruins waive Smith, send Lauzon to Providence

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "The Bruins announced two minor roster moves today: forward Gemel Smith has been placed on waivers and defenseman Jeremy Lauzon has been sent down to the Providence Bruins. If he clears waivers, Smith will report to Providence as well; as you no..." December 19

  • Patrice Bergeron and Zdeno Chara skate with Bruins, appear close to returning from injury

    NBC Sports Boston "Things are looking up for the Bruins as pretty much every injured player for the B’s ended up showing up for Wednesday’s practice at Warrior Ice Arena. Patrice Bergeron skated with the team for the first time since his mid-November chest injury, and wasn’t restricted..." December 19

  • After a long goalless stretch to start the season, Bruins' Torey Krug is starting to ramp up scoring

    NBC Sports Boston "Torey Krug has stepping up his goal-scoring offense for the Bruins lately, and it isn’t by accident. Krug has customarily been a double-digit goal-scoring threat throughout his productive career, but the goals were slow to come this season as he was sidelined for the first..." December 18

  • Bruins’ kid line rising to the occasion

    Boston Herald "When the Bruins were about to embark on a three-games-in-four-nights run against quality opponents last Thursday — two on the road, including Monday’s game against the Canadiens at the Bell Centre — it was an open question as to whether the young line of Jakob Forsbacka..." December 18

  • Patrice Bergeron will return to practice this week

    Boston Herald "Patrice Bergeron is getting closer to a return. He’s slated to partake in the team’s next scheduled practice at Warrior Ice Arena on Wednesday, and if all goes well, he could be back in the lineup next week. “It’s a possibility,” coach Bruce..." December 17

  • Kings’ Jeff Carter Linked To Boston Bruins

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When one national writer connects a contending team with a trade candidate, it’s simply speculation. When three link the two in the span of a few days, there is usually something to it. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman suggested that the Boston Bruins could be a possible destination..." December 15

  • Which teams are likely to make moves before Holiday Freeze?

    Pro Hockey Talk "We’re exactly one week away from the NHL’s holiday roster freeze. Teams won’t be able to make a move between Dec. 19 at 11:59 pm ET and Dec. 28 at 12:01 am ET, which means there could be some fireworks between now and the 19th. So, which teams are most likely to make a move..." December 13

  • Kevan Miller returns from throat injury, skates with Bruins Thursday

    NBC Sports Boston "It was a return for a number of injured Bruins players on Thursday as Kevan Miler, Patrice Bergeron and Zdeno Chara all appeared on the Warrior Ice Arena frozen sheet. Chara (left MCL sprain) and Bergeron (rib/sternoclavicular injury) skated ahead of Bruins practice and Miller (larynx) skated..." December 13

  • Trading Krug could put Bruins in the ballgame

    Boston Herald "There is plenty to love about Torey Krug. He is one of the best power-play quarterbacks in the NHL, has a competitive streak that takes a backseat to no one on this Bruins team, and possesses a penchant for showing up when it matters — like Game 7 against Toronto last year. In a..." December 13

  • Bruins' David Backes barely escapes serious injury in taking skate blade to the face

    NBC Sports Boston "It seems like David Backes has been a magnet for high sticks this season and the 34-year-old has also missed time with a concussion as well. The bad luck streak continued for him on Tuesday night when Backes caught an errant skate blade to the face in the first period as Oliver..." December 12

  • Zach Hyman suspended two games for hit on Charlie McAvoy

    Pro Hockey Talk "Toronto Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman was suspended for two games thanks to his late hit on Charlie McAvoy of the Boston Bruins. Hyman received a major penalty and game misconduct for the hit, which was considered interference. He also fought with Matt..." December 10

  • How Brad Marchand made sure Bruins avoided a letdown in Ottawa

    WEEI Boston "When the Bruins need a jolt they turn to the player who most resembles a tiny bottle of 5-Hour Energy. Coming of an exhausting 6-3 home win against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, the Bruins had to fly up to Ottawa for a 5 p.m. start and it was evident they didn’t have..." December 10

  • Maple Leafs’ Hyman to have hearing for hit on McAvoy

    Sportsnet "Toronto Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman will have a hearing Sunday for his hit on Boston Bruins defenceman Charlie McAvoy. The incident occurred in the third period of Toronto’s loss to Boston Saturday when Hyman delivered a late hit on McAvoy. Hyman was assessed a five-minute..." December 09