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Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask took the loss Saturday against Montreal. | 11/22/2014 9:50 PM
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Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask took the loss Saturday against Montreal.
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Impact
He stopped 21-of-23 shots on goal, and dropped his record to 10-6-0 overall.
Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg stopped all seven shootout attempts he faced against the Blue Jackets on Friday. | 11/21/2014 10:18 PM
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Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg stopped all seven shootout attempts he faced against the Blue Jackets on Friday.
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Impact
Unfortunately for fantasy owners who streamed Svedberg on Friday, those don't count as saves. The stops in the shootout helpd Svedberg get the victory, but in regulation and overtime, Svedberg stopped just 25-of-28 shots.
Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg scored his third goal of the season on Friday against the Blue Jackets. | 11/21/2014 10:12 PM
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Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg scored his third goal of the season on Friday against the Blue Jackets.
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Impact
Boston won on its seventh shootout attempt. Seidenberg has three goals and four assists this season.
Islanders goalie Chad Johnson stole a victory in Pittsburgh on Friday. | 11/21/2014 10:08 PM
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Islanders goalie Chad Johnson stole a victory in Pittsburgh on Friday.
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Impact
With the Islanders and Penguins playing a home-and-home series on Friday and Saturday, New York elected to go with backup goalie Chad Johnson on Friday. The Penguins are going with backup goaltender Thomas Greiss on Saturday. Behind three first period goals New York scored in the span of 1:35, New York tied the Penguins after regulation and overtime. Pittsburgh outplayed New York in overtime, but the Islanders and Johnson won the game in the shootout.
Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (general soreness) has been ruled out of Friday's game against Columbus even though he skated on Thursday. | 11/21/2014 12:27 PM
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Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (general soreness) has been ruled out of Friday's game against Columbus even though he skated on Thursday.
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Impact
Marchand took some big hits the past few games and is paying the price. He's totaled five goals and six assists in 19 games.
Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara is doing some agility drills, but has yet to return to the ice, according to D.J. Bean of WEEI,com. | 11/21/2014 12:25 PM
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Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara is doing some agility drills, but has yet to return to the ice, according to D.J. Bean of WEEI,com.
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Impact
Chara tore his posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in late October and was expected to miss 4-6 weeks. Even at age 37, he is a huge part of the Bruins and his fantasy teams' defense. It looks like it will be closer to the larger six week timetable.
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask shut out the Blues on Tuesday night. | 11/18/2014 9:46 PM
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Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask shut out the Blues on Tuesday night.
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Impact
He stopped all 33 shots on goal, and has now won six of his past seven games. Owners should be very happy, as Rask raised his record to 10-5-0.
Bruins center Patrice Bergeron scored his second consecutive game-winning goal, Tuesday versus St. Louis. | 11/18/2014 9:43 PM
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Bruins center Patrice Bergeron scored his second consecutive game-winning goal, Tuesday versus St. Louis.
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Impact
He opened up the scoring in the first period, and it was enough as Boston shut out the Blues. Bergeron nw has five goals and 15 points through 20 games.
Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (general soreness) couldn't get through Tuesday's practice and isn't expected to play this evening. | 11/18/2014 2:07 PM
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Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (general soreness) couldn't get through Tuesday's practice and isn't expected to play this evening.
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Impact
Marchand was originally listed as probable after taking some big hits the past few games. He's totaled five goals and six assists in 19 games.
Bruins center David Krejci (hip) was skating between Milan Lucic and Seth Griffith in Monday's practice and could return as early as this evening. | 11/18/2014 2:04 PM
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Bruins center David Krejci (hip) was skating between Milan Lucic and Seth Griffith in Monday's practice and could return as early as this evening.
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Impact
Krejci hasn't been given medical clearance to play, according to coach Claude Julien, but that could come very soon. be prepared to install him back into your starting lineup. Krejci has totaled 10 points in 10 games.
Bruins center Patrice Bergeron scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal Saturday versus Carolina. | 11/15/2014 3:38 PM
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Bruins center Patrice Bergeron scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal Saturday versus Carolina.
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Impact
All goals were scored in the first period, as Seth Griffith scored his fifth goal in the frame as well. Bergeron now has four goals and 14 points overall.
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask played well in Saturday's win over the Hurricanes. | 11/15/2014 3:36 PM
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Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask played well in Saturday's win over the Hurricanes.
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Impact
He stopped 33-of-34 shots on goal, and is now 9-5-0 on the season.
Bruins center Patrice Bergeron scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal Saturday versus Carolina. | 11/15/2014 3:33 PM
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Bruins center Patrice Bergeron scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal Saturday versus Carolina.
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Impact
All goals were scored in the first period, as Seth Griffith scored his fifth goal of the season. Bergeron now has four goals and 14 points overall.
Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg played poorly during Thursday's loss to Montreal. | 11/13/2014 10:13 PM
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Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg played poorly during Thursday's loss to Montreal.
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Impact
He stopped only 29-of-34 shots on goal. Svedberg gave Tukka Rask the night off, but moving forward, is not a relevant option.
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask was pulled during the second period Wednesday against the Maple Leafs. | 11/12/2014 10:33 PM
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Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask was pulled during the second period Wednesday against the Maple Leafs.
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Impact
He stopped 12-of-16 shots before his night ended early. Niklas Svedberg replaced him, but owners should expect Rask to bounce back quickly.
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask won his fourth consecutive game on Monday. | 11/10/2014 9:42 PM
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Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask won his fourth consecutive game on Monday.
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Impact
He made 26 saves on 28 shots. Rask is now 7-4-0, and is starting to get into top form.
Bruins center Patrice Bergeron recorded three points in Monday's win over the Devils. | 11/10/2014 9:42 PM
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Bruins center Patrice Bergeron recorded three points in Monday's win over the Devils.
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Impact
He had one goal and two assists, along with three shots on goal. Bergeron has now recorded a point in four consecutive games, and now has 12 points on the season.
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask won his fourth-consecutive game on Monday. | 11/10/2014 9:38 PM
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Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask won his fourth-consecutive game on Monday.
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Impact
He made 26 saves on 28 shots. Rask is now 7-4-0, and is starting to get into top form.
Bruins center Patrice Bergeron recorded three points in Monday's win over the Devils. | 11/10/2014 9:35 PM
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Bruins center Patrice Bergeron recorded three points in Monday's win over the Devils.
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Impact
He had one goal and two assists, along with three shots on goal. Bergeron has now recorded a point in four-consecutive games, and now has 12 points on the season.
Bruins defensemen Torey Krug (broken finger) could be activated from injured reserve for Monday's game against New Jersey. | 11/10/2014 2:56 PM
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Bruins defensemen Torey Krug (broken finger) could be activated from injured reserve for Monday's game against New Jersey.
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Impact
Krug has two goals and four assists in 11 games. Boston will continue to struggle defensively until Zdeno Chara, Kevan Miller and Krug return.
Bruins center David Krejci (hip) will miss Monday's game against New Jersey. | 11/10/2014 2:54 PM
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Bruins center David Krejci (hip) will miss Monday's game against New Jersey.
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Impact
It's a blow to the Bruins offense. Krejci has totaled 10 points in 10 games. He's only played in one game this month.
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask won his third straight start on Thursday. | 11/06/2014 9:58 PM
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Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask won his third straight start on Thursday.
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Impact
Rask allowed two goals on 26 shots against the Oilers. The Bruins were behind, 2-1, after the second period, but Boston scored four unanswered goals to win, 5-2. Rask is 7-4-0 this season.
Bruins center Carl Soderberg scored his fourth goal of the season to beat the Oilers, 5-2, on Thursday. | 11/06/2014 9:53 PM
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Bruins center Carl Soderberg scored his fourth goal of the season to beat the Oilers, 5-2, on Thursday.
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Impact
Soderberg scored on the power play to give the Bruins a 3-2 lead. Dougie Hamilton scored another power-play goal 70 seconds later and Milan Lucic added an empty-net goal to ice the game.
Islanders goalie Chad Johnson will start on Thursday at Los Angeles. | 11/06/2014 4:46 PM
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Islanders goalie Chad Johnson will start on Thursday at Los Angeles.
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Impact
Jaroslav Halak won on Tuesday in overtime, 3-2, over the Ducks, and he will get the day off as the Islanders drive up I-5 to play the Kings. Johnson is 3-1-0 with a .870 save percentage and 3.46 GAA.
Islanders goalie Chad Johnson stopped 32 shots on Thursday against the Bruins. | 11/06/2014 4:44 PM
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Islanders goalie Chad Johnson stopped 32 shots on Thursday against the Bruins.
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Impact
Johnson captured his second victory of the season on Thursday. He allowed two goals on 34 shots. As far as backup goalies go, Johnson provides some of the best fantasy value.
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask picked up his sixth win of the season on Tuesday. | 11/04/2014 9:49 PM
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Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask picked up his sixth win of the season on Tuesday.
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Impact
He made 18-of-19 saves in an overtime win. Rask has now won three of his past four games, and is now 6-4-0 overall.
Bruins left wing Brad Marchand scored the game-winning goal in overtime, Tuesday against the Panthers. | 11/04/2014 9:44 PM
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Bruins left wing Brad Marchand scored the game-winning goal in overtime, Tuesday against the Panthers.
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Impact
Marchand had a nice game, with two points, a +2 rating, and five shots on goal. Marchand now has five goals and nine points on the season.
Bruins center David Krejci will miss Tuesday's game against Florida. | 11/04/2014 2:00 PM
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Bruins center David Krejci will miss Tuesday's game against Florida.
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Impact
It's a blow to the Bruins offense. Krejci has totaled nine points in nine games.
Edmonton defenseman Andrew Ference has beenb suspended for three games due to an illegal check. | 11/03/2014 4:16 PM
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Edmonton defenseman Andrew Ference has beenb suspended for three games due to an illegal check.
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Impact
Ference has very little fantasy value with just one point in 11 games. He finished last season with 18 points, 77 SOG, 63 PIM and an ugly -18 rating. This suspension shouldn't change any fantasy lineups or rosters.
Bruins left wing Matt Fraser scored twice in the second period on Saturday to lead Boston over Ottawa, 4-2. | 11/01/2014 10:26 PM
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Bruins left wing Matt Fraser scored twice in the second period on Saturday to lead Boston over Ottawa, 4-2.
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Impact
It was the first two goals of the season for Fraser. Carl Soderberg had assists on each score. Fraser was also plus-one with five shots on goal.
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask stopped 27-of-29 shots to beat the Senators on Saturday, 4-2. | 11/01/2014 10:22 PM
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Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask stopped 27-of-29 shots to beat the Senators on Saturday, 4-2.
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Impact
Rask allowed the game-tying goal at the end of the first period to make it, 1-1, but Boston responded with the next three scored in the game. Rask is 5-4 this season.
Bruins left wing Brad Marchand recorded three points in Thursday's win over the Sabres. | 10/30/2014 9:47 PM
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Bruins left wing Brad Marchand recorded three points in Thursday's win over the Sabres.
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Impact
He had two goals and one assist, along with a +3 rating and four shots on goal. It was Marchand's best game of the season, and he now has six points overall.
Bruins defensemen Torey Krug will be sidelined for two-to-three weeks with a broken finger according to nhl.com. | 10/29/2014 3:56 PM
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Bruins defensemen Torey Krug will be sidelined for two-to-three weeks with a broken finger according to nhl.com.
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Impact
Krug suffered the injury in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Wild. Krug has two goals and four assists in 11 games. Boston will continue to struggle defensively without Zdeno Chara, Kevan Miller and now Krug.
Bruins center Seth Griffith scored two goals and an assist on Tuesday against the Wild. | 10/28/2014 10:22 PM
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Bruins center Seth Griffith scored two goals and an assist on Tuesday against the Wild.
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Impact
Griffith was involved on every Bruins goal, but the Wild erased a two-goal deficit to win, 4-3. Griffith was even with two shots.
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask earned his fourth win of the season, Saturday versus Toronto. | 10/25/2014 9:56 PM
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Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask earned his fourth win of the season, Saturday versus Toronto.
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Impact
He made 32 saves in Boston's 4-1 victory. Rask is now 4-3-0 and has won three of his past four starts.
Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton played well in Saturday's win against Toronto. | 10/25/2014 9:54 PM
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Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton played well in Saturday's win against Toronto.
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Impact
With Zdeno Chara sidelined for the next 4-to-6 weeks, the Bruins need Hamilton to step up. He produced on Saturday with one goal and two assists, along with four shots and a +2 rating. It is a welcomed site for owners.
Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton will extended playing time with Zdeno Chara sidelined for foru-to-six weeks. | 10/25/2014 4:07 PM
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Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton will extended playing time with Zdeno Chara sidelined for foru-to-six weeks.
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Impact
Hamilton and Dennis Seidenberg will have the first opportunity to be the Bruins top defensive pairing. Torey Krug and Adam McQuaid will be the second pair. Hamilton and Krug will also play on the power play Saturday night.
Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara is expected to miss the next four-to-six weeks according to nhl.com. | 10/24/2014 5:54 PM
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Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara is expected to miss the next four-to-six weeks according to nhl.com.
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Impact
Chara tore his posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee Thursday night versus the Islanders. Even at age 37, he is a huge part of the Bruins and his fantasy teams' defense. Chara will be greatly missed.
Bruins winger Milan Lucic scored his first goal of the season on Thursday against the Islanders. | 10/23/2014 9:59 PM
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Bruins winger Milan Lucic scored his first goal of the season on Thursday against the Islanders.
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Impact
Lucic has had a rough start to the season, but he finally got rid of the goose egg in the goal column. The goal, however, did not help the Bruins win as Boston dropped its fifth game of the young season.
Bruins goalie Chad Johnson stopped 32 shots on Thursday against the Bruins. | 10/23/2014 9:54 PM
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Bruins goalie Chad Johnson stopped 32 shots on Thursday against the Bruins.
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Impact
Johnson captured his second victory of the season on Thursday. He allowed two goals on 34 shots. As far as backup goalies go, Johnson provides some of the best fantasy value.
Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara left Thursday's game against the Islanders with an undisclosed injury. | 10/23/2014 9:51 PM
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Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara left Thursday's game against the Islanders with an undisclosed injury.
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Impact
Chara left with 8:13 remaining in the first period, which was right after the captain nailed John Tavares. There was nothing noticably wrong on the replay. Chara has two goals, one assist and a minus-two rating after nine games.
Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg will start on Thursday against the Islanders. | 10/23/2014 5:47 PM
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Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg will start on Thursday against the Islanders.
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Impact
Svedberg is 1-1 with a 0.91 GAA and .969 save percentage this season. New York will also go with backup goalie in Chad Johnson.
Bruins winger Milan Lucic busted out of his early-season slump in Tueaday's win. | 10/21/2014 9:58 PM
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Bruins winger Milan Lucic busted out of his early-season slump in Tueaday's win.
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Impact
He has yet to score a goal, but Lucic did have three assists, along with a +1 rating. He now has five points on the season, and owners should expect him to start lighting the lamp extremely soon.
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask did enough to pick up the win over San Jose on Tuesday night. | 10/21/2014 9:56 PM
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Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask did enough to pick up the win over San Jose on Tuesday night.
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Impact
He stopped 31-of-34 shots on goal, for his third victory of the season. Rask has yet to be dominant just yet, but it is inevitable that he will carry Boston at some point this season.
Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara scored his second goal of the season on Saturday against the Sabres. | 10/18/2014 9:56 PM
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Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara scored his second goal of the season on Saturday against the Sabres.
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Impact
The defense for Boston looked great on Saturday as three of the team's four goals came from defensemen. Chara had seven shots, one point and finished plus-two.
Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton had a goal and assist on Saturday against the Sabres. | 10/18/2014 9:52 PM
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Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton had a goal and assist on Saturday against the Sabres.
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Impact
Boston finally played the way we expect them to all season. Even if it was against Buffalo, Boston was impressive, winning 4-0. Hamilton had his first goal of the season and finished plus-three.
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask was pulled on Thursday night against the Canadiens. | 10/16/2014 10:30 PM
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Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask was pulled on Thursday night against the Canadiens.
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Impact
He let up five goals on 23 shots, and is off to a 2-3-0 start to the season. Owners should not be concerned, as the reigning Vezina Trophy winner is bound to get back on track.
Bruins winger Loui Erksson scored in Thursday's loss to Montreal. | 10/16/2014 10:28 PM
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Bruins winger Loui Erksson scored in Thursday's loss to Montreal.
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Impact
He added an assist as well, and was +2 on the night. Eriksson, just like a bunch of the Bruins' forwards will be solid fantasy plays all season long.
Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara recorded his first point of the season. | 10/16/2014 10:26 PM
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Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara recorded his first point of the season.
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Impact
It was a goal, and fantasy owners hope this gets Chara going. He was -3 on the night, but that should be considered a minor hiccup for the great defenseman.
Bruins right wing Reilly Smith scored his second goal of the season. | 10/15/2014 11:03 PM
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Bruins right wing Reilly Smith scored his second goal of the season.
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Impact
He was also +1 on the night, with four shots on goal. Smith looks like he will be a solid contributer for fantasy owners in 2014-15.
Bruins center David Krejci notched his first goal of the season against Detroit. | 10/15/2014 11:02 PM
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Bruins center David Krejci notched his first goal of the season against Detroit.
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Impact
He opened up the scoring for Boston, and had a +1 rating, with three shots on goal. Krejci will have a great chance to reach 70 points this season.
Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk continued his fast start with his new team on Tuesday. | 10/14/2014 9:43 PM
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Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk continued his fast start with his new team on Tuesday.
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Impact
Boychuk scored the Islanders first goal of the game on the power play to tie it, 1-1. He was also plus-three to lead his team. Boychuk had two penalty minutes, three hits and one shot on net.
Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg saved 28 of 30 shots in a gut-wrenching loss against the Avalanche on Monday. | 10/13/2014 4:20 PM
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Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg saved 28 of 30 shots in a gut-wrenching loss against the Avalanche on Monday.
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Impact
The Bruins were one second away from at least one point when Svedberg allowed Daniel Briere's shot to squeak by for the game-winner. This was Svedberg's second career start, and he will serve as Tuukka Rask's backup this year.
Bruins winger Loui Erksson scored in the 2-1 loss to the Avalanche on Columbus Day. | 10/13/2014 4:13 PM
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Bruins winger Loui Erksson scored in the 2-1 loss to the Avalanche on Columbus Day.
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Impact
It was Eriksson's first goal of the season as he tied the game on the power play at the 7:50 mark of the second period. Boston, however, suffered a heart-breaking loss, allowing the game-winner inside of one second left in the third period.
Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk has five points in two games with his new team, so his fantasy owners have to be excited. | 10/11/2014 10:51 PM
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Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk has five points in two games with his new team, so his fantasy owners have to be excited.
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Impact
The Bruins just traded Boychuk last week, but the lack of practice time with his new teammates hasn't hurt his fantasy value. Both assists game on the power play.
Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk scored his team's first goal of the season and his first as an Islander as New York beat Carolina, 5-3, on Friday. | 10/10/2014 9:44 PM
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Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk scored his team's first goal of the season and his first as an Islander as New York beat Carolina, 5-3, on Friday.
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Impact
The Bruins just traded Boychuk last week, but he did not seem effected by the lack of practice time with his new teammates. Boychuk had assists on the next two Islanders' goals. Two of Boychuks' three points in the game came on the power play.
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask suffered his first loss of the season. | 10/09/2014 10:24 PM
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Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask suffered his first loss of the season.
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Impact
He had 22 saves on 24 shots, but it was not enough in a 2-1 loss to Detroit. Rask is now 1-1-0, but will have every opportunity to be in the running for the Vezina Trophy.
Bruins center Patrice Bergeron notched his first goal of the season, against the Red Wings. | 10/09/2014 10:20 PM
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Bruins center Patrice Bergeron notched his first goal of the season, against the Red Wings.
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Impact
It was Boston's lone goal, and Bergeron's only shot on goal. Look for him to produce at a high rate, on a powerful Bruins' team.
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask is starting on Thursday against the Red Wings. | 10/09/2014 7:50 PM
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Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask is starting on Thursday against the Red Wings.
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Impact
The Bruins begin the season with back-to-back games on Wednesday and Thursday this week, but Boston will have its Vezina trophy winning goalie between the pipes for both games. Rask stopped 19-of-20 shots against the Flyers on Wednesday.
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask started his Vezina trophy defense on an extremely high note. | 10/08/2014 10:39 PM
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Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask started his Vezina trophy defense on an extremely high note.
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Impact
Rask allowed just one goal to the Flyers on opening night, stopping 19 shots and winning, 2-1. Rask's save percentage was .950.
Bruins center Carl Soderberg had a pair of assists on Wednesday against the Flyers. | 10/08/2014 10:35 PM
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Bruins center Carl Soderberg had a pair of assists on Wednesday against the Flyers.
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Impact
The first came on the power play, and Reilly Smith scored the goal. Chris Kelly had the game-winner with minutes left in the third period.
Bruins center David Krejci is dealing with an undisclosed injury and is questionable for the Bruins' opener on Wednesday. | 10/07/2014 1:25 PM
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Bruins center David Krejci is dealing with an undisclosed injury and is questionable for the Bruins' opener on Wednesday.
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Impact
This was supposed to be a minor injury, but its lingering. Coming off a 62-point season (19 goals, 50 assists), he will be a solid fantasy target because of his +39 rating.
Bruins right wing Reilly Smith could provide nice value late in drafts. | 09/20/2014 6:52 PM
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Bruins right wing Reilly Smith could provide nice value late in drafts.
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Impact
He is going in the middle of the 14th round on average. After posting 51 points (20 goals and 31 assists), and only 23-years-old, those numbers are destined to increase.
Bruins center Patrice Bergeron has received the honor of appearing on the cover of NHL '15. | 09/20/2014 6:40 PM
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Bruins center Patrice Bergeron has received the honor of appearing on the cover of NHL '15.
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Impact
Not only is he on a video game cover, but he is also coming a fantastic season (30 goals, 32 assists, +38). Target Bergeron in the late 4th round to early 5th round.
Bruins left wing Brad Marchand should continue to be a solid fantasy contributer in 2014-15. | 09/20/2014 6:34 PM
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Bruins left wing Brad Marchand should continue to be a solid fantasy contributer in 2014-15.
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Impact
He played all 82 games last season and finsished with 25 goals, 28 assists, and a nice +36 rating. Marchand is being targeted as a 12th round pick as of now, and that could wind up becoming a steal.
Bruins winger Loui Erksson will start the season on the top line for Boston. | 09/20/2014 6:27 PM
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Bruins winger Loui Erksson will start the season on the top line for Boston.
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Impact
From the 2008-09 season through 2011-12, Eriksson compiled at least 63 points each year. However, after playing in only 61 games during his first season in Boston, he was only able to manage 10 goals and 27 assists, with a +14 rating. Playing on the top line will give Eriksson a nice chance to get back to the 70-point mark. Look to target him around the 13th round.
Bruins center Daid Krejci is ready for a career-year in 2014-15. | 09/20/2014 6:20 PM
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Bruins center Daid Krejci is ready for a career-year in 2014-15.
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Impact
Fresh off a six-year, $43.5 million extension, Krejci will be centering Boston's top line this season. Coming off a 62-point season (19 goals, 50 assists), he will be a solid target starting around the seventh round of fantasy drafts.
Bruins center David Krejci is ready for a career-year in 2014-15. | 09/20/2014 6:20 PM
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Bruins center David Krejci is ready for a career-year in 2014-15.
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Impact
Fresh off a six-year, $43.5 million extension, Krejci will be centering Boston's top line this season. Coming off a 62-point season (19 goals, 50 assists), he will be a solid target starting around the seventh round of fantasy drafts.
Milan Lucic is hoping for a long-term commitment from the Boston Bruins. | 09/20/2014 6:15 PM
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Milan Lucic is hoping for a long-term commitment from the Boston Bruins.
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Impact
After commitments to David Krejci, Tuuka Rask, and Patrice Bergeron, Lucic would seem to be next in line. At 26-years-old, he is just entering his prime, and will have a tremndous opportunity to build off his big 2013 season (23 goals, 35 assists, 30+/-). Target Lucic in the middle of your draft.
Lucic reflects on handshake line incident | 07/21/2014 9:25 AM
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Milan Lucic won't apologize for whatever he said in the handshake line during the conclusion of the Montreal-Boston series that bothered Dale Weise.
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Lucic did add that in retrospect he feels he could have handled the situation better. "But more than saying what I said to the players, I was upset with losing," Lucic said. "I was upset with losing to them. We had such a great team that had won the Presidents' Trophy and that being the end and losing the way that we did, I think it all just accumulated to me losing my cool in the handshake." Lucic and the Bruins will get their first rematch against the Canadiens on Oct. 16.
Justin Florek agrees to terms with the Bruins | 07/18/2014 8:25 PM
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Justin Florek has inked a one-year, two-way contract extension with Boston.
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Florek will come with a $600,000 annual cap hit if he plays in the NHL. He had 19 goals and 38 points in 69 AHL games in 2013-14. He also ended up playing in six playoff contests with Boston and scored a goal.
Boston re-signs Craig Cunningham | 07/18/2014 8:24 PM
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Craig Cunningham has inked a one-year, two-way deal with Boston.
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Cunningham can earn $600,000 annually at the NHL level or $85,000 if he spends the 2014-15 campaign in the minors. He had 47 points and 40 penalty minutes in 75 AHL games last season.
Tyler Randell inks a two-way deal with Boston | 07/18/2014 2:45 PM
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Tyler Randell has signed a one-year, two-way contract with Boston.
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Randell had 11 points and 93 penalty minutes in 43 AHL games in 2013-14. His deal comes with a $575,000 annual cap hit if he plays in the NHL.
Bruins re-sign prospect Tommy Cross | 07/18/2014 2:42 PM
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Tommy Cross signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Boston Bruins.
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Cross will earn $600,000 if he spends the season in the NHL or $72,500 annually at the AHL level. He had seven points and 54 penalty minutes in 55 games last season.
Zach Trotman inks a two-year contract | 07/18/2014 1:31 PM
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Zach Trotman has agreed to a two-year contract with the Boston Bruins.
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Trotman will come with a $625,000 annual cap hit at the NHL level. His deal is two-ways in 2014-15, but it's just one way for the second season. He had eight goals and 24 points in 53 AHL games last season.
Rob O'Gara is developing into NHL defenseman | 07/17/2014 9:56 AM
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Rob O'Gara is on the right path to eventually break into the NHL.
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O'Gara has spent the last two seasons at Yale University after being selected by the Boston Bruins in the fifth round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-foot-4 blueliner had 11 points and 30 penalty minutes in 33 NCAA games last season. "If you've watched him play over the course of his two seasons at Yale," said Bruins assistant GM Don Sweeney, "and realize how much he plays and the situations he plays in - and part of the national championship team as a freshman - I think you quickly understand that he has a lot of good tools, a lot of things that we are very, very excited about as a National Hockey League defenseman."
Bruins re-sign Jordan Caron | 07/16/2014 12:41 PM
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Jordan Caron has agreed to a one-year, $600,000 contract with the Boston Bruins.
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The Bruins investigated the possibility of trading Caron, not because he requested a move, but because they were trying to be fair to him and felt he might have a better opportunity to play regularly elsewhere. Nothing materialized from that, but he still might end up being dealt before the summer's over. Caron had three points and 36 penalty minutes in 35 games last season.
David Pastrnak eager to meet David Krejci | 07/16/2014 9:35 AM
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David Pastrnak is looking forward to meeting his idol, David Krejci.
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"I know.I just hope I'm going to stay alive after [meeting Krejci], if it's going to happen," said Pastrnak. "I always said if I get this chance, I would do my best and show to the Bruins that they made the right decision and I would really enjoy it. Until this moment happened now, I've been always just dreaming about it. But now it came true, but my dreaming isn't done. I have to still do more things for my dad, and for my family. I still have more that I have to do, and I just have to keep working. That can be a good beginning." Pastrnak was taken by Boston with the 25th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. The Bruins have already signed him to an entry-level contract.
David Pastrnak inks entry-level contract | 07/15/2014 12:23 PM
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David Pastrnak has signed an entry-level contract with the Boston Bruins.
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Pastrnak was taken with the 25th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. He's not expected to make the Bruins' opening game roster, but he does have the potential to develop into a top-six forward.
Chiarelli likes Malcolm Subban's development | 07/14/2014 10:47 PM
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The Boston Bruins told Malcolm Subban he could skip the Bruins' development camp if he wanted, but he came anyways.
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"I was impressed with that," Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said, referring to Subban. "He had a slow start, but I thought he had a real strong finish. He really came in and he has stuff to work on still, but -- if you look at his stats and you look at his start -- you can really appreciate how well he played. So he's on the right track." Subban had a 2.31 GAA and .920 save percentage in 33 games as an AHL rookie last season. He's expected to go back to the minors for the start of the 2014-15 campaign, but he might make his NHL debut before the season's over if Tuukka Rask or Niklas Svedberg suffer an injury.
Matt Bartkowski, Bruins avoid arbitration | 07/14/2014 12:07 PM
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Matt Bartkowski has agreed to a one-year, $1.25 million contract with the Boston Bruins.
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Bartkowski had an arbitration hearing scheduled for July 30. The 26-year-old defenseman registered 18 assists in 64 games last season.
David Pastrnak impresses Boston hockey writer | 07/12/2014 9:15 AM
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David Pastrnak, the 25th overall pick in the 2014 NHL entry draft, impressed Bruins insider Joe Haggerty of CSNNE.com at the team's recent development camp.
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"After watching B's first-rounder David Pastrnak for two days, he looks like the real deal to me," Haggerty wrote. "His soft hands and crazy handle on the puck stand out from the rest of the group and he has the vision to put both of those skills to good use. At the end of the second session, Pastrnak cut through the middle in traffic to get to the net with the puck on his stick, and completely lost his defender with a toe drag move that was just downright filthy. Those are the kinds of puck skills and razzle dazzle that have made him the unmitigated star of the first two days of camp, and get you wondering whether he might just find himself in the mix for an NHL spot given the team's need for a right-handed shot with high-end offensive ability. It's an outside shot, to be sure, but he's looked that good at development, and appears to be a hit for the B's at the end of the first round."
Bruins unlikely to sign bargain bin player | 07/11/2014 9:41 AM
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The Boston Bruins aren't likely to sign any of the remaining right wingers on the unrestricted free agent market.
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The Bruins will probably need almost all of their spare cap space to sign their restricted free agents. That being said, they might still try to add someone via the trade market and shed some salary while they're at it. In an ideal world, they would like to at least partially fill the void left by Jarome Iginla's departure.
Nick Johnson heads to Swedish league | 07/10/2014 9:11 AM
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Nick Johnson has signed with Sweden's Vaxjo Lakers.
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Johnson had 18 goals and 42 points in 51 AHL games in 2013-14. He also played in nine contests with the Bruins, but didn't record a point.
Matt Bartkowski's arb hearing date is July 30 | 07/09/2014 4:03 PM
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Matt Bartkowski's arbitration date has been set.
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Bartkowski will have a hearing on July 30 unless he can agree to terms with the Bruins before then. He had 18 assists and 30 penalty minutes in 64 games last season.
Matt Bartkowski's case may head to arbitrator | 07/05/2014 2:04 PM
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Matt Bartkowski chose to file for salary arbitration on Friday.
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He skated in a career high 64 games with Boston last campaign. Bartkowski picked up 18 assists and 155 hits over that span, while averaging 19:32 of ice time per contest.
Bruins sign depth goalie Jeremy Smith | 07/05/2014 8:51 AM
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The Bruins have inked goaltender Jeremy Smith to a one-year, two-way contract.
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Smith, who was a member of the Blue Jacket organization and toiled for Springfield of the AHL last season, will earn $550,000 at the NHL level and $80,000 at Providence in 2014-15. Given the fact that he is 25 years old, had a 2.78 GAA and .898 save percentage in the minors last season and that the Bruins have a number of top goalie prospects, Smith has no fantasy value.
Eyes on Subban and Pastrnak at Dev. Camp | 07/05/2014 8:45 AM
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All eyes will be on goalie prospect Malcolm Subban and 2014 first-round pick David Pastrnak when the Bruins open their Development Camp this coming Wednesday.
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Subban, who is coming off a tremendous season with Providence and Pastrnak, a potential David Krejci clone, are the players most everyone are buzzing about. The Camp opens on Wednesday July 9th and will run for five days.
Bruins comfortable with their position | 07/04/2014 8:41 AM
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The Boston Bruins are comfortable with the fact that they stayed quiet during the free agent frenzy.
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The Bruins didn't have the cap space to make a significant move, but they could have chosen to shed salary on the trade market and opted not to. "I kind of like where we are. We've got players signed," Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli explained. He added, "What's important too is that were able to preserve money and cap space going forward for the likes of [David] Krejci and [Milan] Lucic and [Johnny] Boychuk and [Dougie] Hamilton and [Torey] Krug and [Reilly] Smith." The Bruins might still make some moves this summer, but they probably won't do anything big.
Bruins looking for bargains down the road | 07/03/2014 9:51 AM
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The Boston Bruins are still combing over some options to change their roster for next season.
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"I'll look at some stuff. I wanted to let the market settle down," said GM Peter Chiarelli. "There are some guys that will maybe take less that I'll look at. We've got seven or eight names on our board, and we have seven or eight names that are subject of trade discussion. I'll look at some stuff and we'll see where it goes. I don't know where it will go, oftentimes there is a first wave, then the second wave really sometimes doesn't happen for a week or so." The Bruins are in the market for a replacement on the right side of their top line or third-line depth player.
Chris Bourque returns to the Bruins | 07/02/2014 11:07 AM
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Chris Bourque has signed with the Boston Bruins.
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The terms of the agreement weren't immediately available. Bourque had a goal and four points in 18 games with Boston in 2013. After that he spent a season in Europe, recording 13 points in 21 Swiss league games and another two points in 11 KHL contests.
Bruins ink Christopher Breen | 07/01/2014 5:38 PM
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The Boston Bruins have signed Christopher Breen.
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Breen had two assists in nine games with the Calgary Flames in 2013-14. He might get some playing time with Boston next season, but will probably start the campaign in the minors.
Jarome Iginla still might sign with Boston | 07/01/2014 8:27 AM
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Even though Jarome Iginla is about to become an unrestricted free agent, there's still a chance that he might re-sign with the Bruins.
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The fact that the salary cap is lower than projected though might ultimately price the Bruins out of the market. As Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli put it, it's not about what Iginla wants, it's about if they have the cap room to sign him.
Report: Iginla would accept less term for B's | 06/30/2014 9:39 AM
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Jarome Iginla is reportedly seeking a two-year deal.
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However, he would apparently only accept a one-year contract from the Boston Bruins. Iginla agreed to field offers from other teams to keep his options open, but he hasn't closed the door on returning to the Bruins for another season.
Wild eyes pending free agent Jarome Iginla | 06/29/2014 6:54 PM
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The Minnesota Wild have been in contact with pending free-agent forward Jarome Iginla, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
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Iginla, who turns 37 Tuesday, scored 30 goals and 61 points with the Boston Bruins last season. His five goals led the Bruins in the Stanley Cup playoffs and his seven points were ranked third before Boston was eliminated by the Montreal Canadiens in seven games of the Eastern Conference second round. The Bruins have expressed an interest in re-signing Iginla, but may not be able to fit him in under the NHL salary cap of $69 million. The Wild also met face-to-face Sunday with Thomas Vanek, who will become an unrestricted free agent Tuesday. Vanek lives in Minnesota during the offseason.
Ryan Donato gets taken ahead of his father | 06/29/2014 9:21 AM
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By being taken with the 56th overall pick, Ryan Donato is a step ahead of where his father was at this point.
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Ted Donato, the father of Ryan, was also taken by Boston, but he had to wait for the 98th pick of the 1987 entry draft to hear his name called. "It was a little different day and age back then. It was a little more of a pipe dream for somebody that was 5-foot-9 to have a chance to play in the National Hockey League," Ted said. "I was at my friend's Jimmy and Steven O'Neal's backyard pool, and I was in the water when I got a call from him. Usually that was trouble, you know? I'm not even sure I remembered the draft was that day and then all of a sudden they were saying you got drafted by the Bruins." The elder Donato ended up with 150 goals and 347 points in 796 career NHL games.
Bruins could use Loui Eriksson on top line | 06/28/2014 10:38 PM
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Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli envisions Loui Eriksson playing on the top line if he cannot re-sign Jarome Iginla.
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No harm in figuring out the contingency plans now. Eriksson is an excellent two-way player who is plenty talented to play on the first line, despite scoring just 10 goals and recording 37 points in 61 games last season. "I have to hedge in case we don't sign Jarome," Chiarelli said. "I have no problem if we have to put Loui on that top line. He's played on top lines before and he's played with the Sedins in the Olympics, and he was terrific. He's better suited for an upper line. If that's what we have to do then we'll do it. I'm trying to be patient with this because I really feel at one point there's going to be a player that will fit, and want to come here." Eriksson has scored at least 26 goals in four seasons, and he's been a 70-plus-point player in three. He could bounce back in a big way next season.
Bruins GM, Iginla's agent still talking | 06/28/2014 10:34 PM
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The Bruins haven't given up hope in retaining Jarome Iginla.
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Boston has just over $1.6 million in cap space and a several other players to re-sign, so it seems unlikely Iginla, who made $1.8 million last season, will be back unless they are creative this offseason. That being said general manager Peter Chiarelli is still talking with Iginla's agent. "We're still talking to Jarome's agent. I spoke with him today," said Chiarelli. "I won't go into details, but we're still talking and we'll see how it goes. If we don't get Jarome signed to fit into our salary structure, I'm not going to go out hard to find a replacement for two reasons: the annual cost and the term."
Bruins looking to trade Jordan Caron | 06/28/2014 3:39 PM
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Boston has not given Jordan Caron a qualifying yet because they are trying to trade him.
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"We've got one prepared, but we're not sure yet," said GM Peter Chiarelli. "He's still young, he's been in and out of our lineup, and in fairness to him we've looked for another [NHL] spot for him. It wasn't out of the request of Jordan. He wants to stay in Boston, but at his age [24 in November], he also wants a chance to play on the regular basis." He suited up in 35 games with the Bruins in 2013-14 and he collected just three points.
Bruins take Boston-native Ryan Donato | 06/28/2014 12:31 PM
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The Boston Bruins took Ryan Donato with the 56th overall pick of the 2014 draft.
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He racked up 37 goals and 78 points in 30 games with Dexter School, which is a Brookline, Mass. Prep school. Donato hasn't decided yet if he'll return to Dexter for his senior season or head to the Omaha Lancers of the United States Hockey League for the 2014-15 season. According to NHL Central Scouting's David Gregory: "Ryan has unreal hockey sense and is really good with the puck. He plays in all situations and is one of those skilled offensive guys with good size. He can play physical in traffic and not be dominated."

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