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Mon. Sep 29, 2014 | STATS
News: Boston re-signed defenseman Torey Krug and forward Reilly Smith to one-year contracts, both worth an annual salary-cap charge of $1.4 million.
Impact: Both players were restricted free agents, but because of their service time at the NHL level lacked the rights to negotiate with other teams or take the Bruins to arbitration. They are both scheduled to be restricted free agents again next summer, when they will have arbitration rights.
Mon. Sep 29, 2014 | STATS
News: Boston re-signed defenseman Torey Krug and forward Reilly Smith to one-year contracts, both worth an annual salary-cap charge of $1.4 million.
Impact: Both players were restricted free agents, but because of their service time at the NHL level lacked the rights to negotiate with other teams or take the Bruins to arbitration. They are both scheduled to be restricted free agents again next summer, when they will have arbitration rights.
Mon. Sep 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Breen was released from Bruins camp Monday and will report to AHL Providence.
Impact: Signed to a two-way contract in July, Breen predictably failed to break camp with the parent club because of the team's considerable depth on the blue line. He'll function as roster filler for Providence.
Mon. Sep 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Bruins released Leino from his professional contract Monday.
Impact: Leino has struggled ever since going to the Cup finals with the Flyers in 2010, and it appears his NHL career may be over. Unless we hear of another team picking him up, it's safest to consider him irrelevant in fantasy leagues.
Mon. Sep 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Bruins signed Smith to a one-year, $1.4 million deal Monday, USA Today reports.
Impact: The deal will get the Bruins below the salary cap for this season, but they'll need to renegotiate next summer if they want to keep Smith around. The winger suited up for every game last season, racking up 20 goals and 31 assists.
Mon. Sep 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Bruins signed Krug to a one-year, $1.4 million deal Monday, USA Today reports.
Impact: The Bruins also signed fellow restricted free agent Reilly Smith to an identical contract, meaning they can just sneak under the salary cap now for one more season. Krug probably took less money than he's worth, and should be in line for a raise a year from now after being a fixture in the lineup this season.
Sep 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rask stopped 14 of 15 shots in two periods of action in Saturday's 3-1 preseason win over Detroit.
Impact: The main thing to note here is that Rask is healthy, and as long as he stays that way, he'll see the bulk of the Bruins' starts in goal during the regular season.
Sep 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Campbell's (core) is considered questionable for the Bruins' Oct. 8 season opener, the team's official site reports.
Impact: The report also notes that Campbell could start skating as early as this week. If this indeed happens, it seems likely that Campbell would be available for the season opener. Even if he's not ready for the start of the season, though, Campbell will not likely miss much action.
Sep 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Griffith was among the players who were assigned by the Bruins to AHL Providence's training camp on Sunday.
Impact: The 21-year-old Griffith, who finished second in scoring for AHL Providence last season with 20 goals and 50 points in 69 games, is a candidate for an in-season call-up when injuries hit the big club up front.
Sep 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Trotman was among the players assigned by the Bruins to AHL Providence's training camp on Sunday.
Impact: Trotman, who recorded 24 points in 53 games for AHL Providence last season, is on a two-way deal with the Bruins this season, but that turns into a one-way contract next year, an indication that the 24-year-old blueliner is part of the team's long-range plans.
Sep 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ferlin was among the players assigned by the Bruins to AHL Providence's training camp on Sunday.
Impact: The 22-year-old Ferlin, who is coming off a season in which he recorded 27 points in 32 games for Cornell University, is a candidate for an in-season call-up when injuries hit the Bruins up front.
Sep 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lucic (wrist) made his preseason debut Saturday against the Red Wings, the Boston Globe reports.
Impact: Lucic, who worked on a line with Ryan Spooner and Jared Knight on Saturday, took three penalties in 14:57 worth of ice time in the contest, while failing to record a shot. While Lucic will need to see some more action in order to get his timing back, assuming no setbacks, his status for the B's regular season opener appears secure.
Sat. Sep 27, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lucic (wrist) will play in Saturday's preseason game against the Red Wings.
Impact: Lucic hasn't played yet this preseason after undergoing offseason wrist surgery, but feels healthy enough to return to action Saturday. The winger racked up 24 goals, 35 assists, and 91 PIMs in 80 games last season.
Sat. Sep 27, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Griffith scored a pair of goals in Friday's 5-4 preseason loss to Washington.
Impact: The 21-year-old Griffith is coming off a season in which he finished second in scoring for AHL Providence, with 20 goals and 50 points in 69 games. While he may be hard-pressed to stick with the B's out of the gate, if Griffith ends up heading back to the minors, he'd presumably be on the big club's in-season call-up radar.
Sat. Sep 27, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Caron notched two assists in Friday's 5-4 preseason loss to the Capitals.
Impact: In doing so, Caron, who is fighting for one of the Bruins' open roster spots up front, caught the eye of his coach, the Boston Herald relays. "I thought he had a real strong game," coach Claude Julien said of Caron's effort Friday. "There's no doubt he's fighting for a spot. He wants to show us that he belongs here. If he plays like that, he's got a real good chance of sticking. He was skating well, finishing his checks, creating thing."
Sat. Sep 27, 2014 | RotoWire
News: In notching his second nice goal in two preseason games on Friday against Washington, Fraser continues to make a case to stick with the Bruins, the Boston Herald reports.
Impact: With Milan Lucic out, Fraser played on a line with David Krejci and Loui Eriksson on Friday. Once Lucic returns to action (possibly as soon as Saturday against Detroit), Fraser will take aim at securing a role on the B's third or fourth line, an outcome that seems quite plausible, considering his solid preseason effort to date.
Sat. Sep 27, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lucic (wrist) could play Saturday against the Red Wings, the Boston Globe reports.
Impact: While the rugged left winger -- who is bouncing back from offseason wrist surgery -- did not play Friday against Washington, he is traveling with the team and could make his preseason debut as soon as Saturday's tilt against Detroit.
Thu. Sep 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Eminger was one of 10 players released from the Bruins' training camp in order to join AHL's Providence's camp.
Impact: The 30-year-old Eminger has 488 NHL games under his belt, but this stage, he's strictly a depth blueliner for the B's organization.
Thu. Sep 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hamilton saw a team-high 22:07 worth of ice time in Wednesday's 2-0 preseason win over the Capitals.
Impact: Hamilton, who recorded an assist in the game, is coming off a 2013-14 season in which he recorded 25 points in 64 games, but following a seven-point postseason effort in 12 contests, the 21 year-old-blueliner appears poised to see an uptick in production in his third season with the Bruins.
Thu. Sep 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McQuaid (ankle) saw 19:04 worth of ice time in Wednesday's 2-0 preseason win over the Capitals.
Impact: McQuaid, who was limited to just 30 games in 2013-14 (recording six points and 69 PIM in that span), appears healthy at this stage and while he isn't much of a factor offensively, his rugged play and sound positional play are assets to the Bruins' blue line corps.
Thu. Sep 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gagne scored an empty-net goal in Wednesday's 2-0 preseason win over the Capitals.
Impact: Gagne, who is with the Bruins on a tryout basis, indicated that he felt better out there Wednesday than he did in Tuesday's preseason opener, but at this stage, the veteran winger is simply trying to earn a chance to stick with the B's after missing all of last season with injuries.
Thu. Sep 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Chara opened the scoring in Wednesday's 2-0 preseason win over the Capitals.
Impact: Chara's tally Wednesday came on the power play, when he jammed home a loose puck in front of the net. The big blueliner remains track to see plenty of ice time for the B's, with his power-play duties keeping him firmly on the fantasy radar. In 2013-14, 10 of Chara's 17 goals came with the man advantage, with the blueliner notching 40 points in 77 games overall.
Wed. Sep 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Spooner scored a goal in Tuesday's preseason opener against the Canadiens, the Bruins' official site reports.
Impact: Despite the tally, some of Spooner's defensive lapses in the contest caught coach Claude Julien's eye, an area that the speedy and skilled young forward will need to improve on in order to make the Bruins' roster.
Wed. Sep 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Seidenberg (knee) saw 19:46 worth of ice time in Tuesday's preseason opener against the Canadiens.
Impact: Seidenberg, who was credited with three blocked shots in the contest, thus appears ready to move past the surgery he underwent in early January to repair an ACL/MCL injury. As a result, he's on track to resume a key role on the Bruins' blue line this coming season, assuming no setbacks.
Tue. Sep 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: With restricted free agent Torey Krug still unsigned, Warsofsky has seen added opportunities at training camp, CSN New England reports.
Impact: Similar to Krug, Warsofsky is a smallish blueliner who relies heavily on his mobility, though once Krug is back in the fold, Warsofsky figures to slot in as a depth blueliner with the B's. That said, when Warsofsky does see ice time with the big club, he has some upside on offense in the event that he draws any power-play duty.
Tue. Sep 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Heading into the coming season, Paille's role with the Bruins has yet to be defined, the Boston Globe reports.
Impact: While it's possible that Paille could remain on the Bruins' fourth line -- centered by Gregory Campbell -- the configuration of the team's third line hasn't been determined yet, with the speedy Paille a candidate to move up to that trio. In such a scenario, Paille -- who had 18 points in 72 games last season -- would be in a position to see increased production, and thus potentially merit attention in deeper formats.
Tue. Sep 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Campbell (core) has yet to skate during main camp.
Impact: Campbell has been limited since the beginning of camp and is still hampered by the injury as the preseason begins. His condition is improving on a daily basis, but the Bruins have not provided much in the way of an estimated return date. The hope is that Campbell can get back on the ice within the next two weeks before the start of the regular season.
Tue. Sep 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Campbell (mid-core) remains sidelined for the Bruins.
Impact: Once he returns to action, Campbell is slated to center the Bruins' fourth line, though given the departure of Shawn Thornton, he'll have at least one new linemate. Meanwhile, Daniel Paille remains with the team and is a candidate to continue to work with Campbell this season, though it's also possible that he could move up to the B's third line.
Tue. Sep 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Marchand, who focused on his conditioning during the offseason, has looked sharp early on in training camp, the Boston Herald reports.
Impact: Marchand notes, "I just feel like I'm quicker and I can go to areas a little faster. ... I feel like I can control the puck a little easier than I could last year. I'm not getting knocked off (the puck). Those were a couple of big issues I had." For his part, GM Peter Chiarelli has been impressed by what he's seen from the feisty winger thus far, indicating that Marchand has "been real good. For a guy that scored 20-plus goals last year and we're telling him it's a bad year — I think [if] he keeps that up, he's going to have a good year." While playing all 82 games last season, Marchand recorded 25 goals and 53 points for the Bruins -- numbers he could easily top this season, health permitting, while presumably skating on a line with center Patrice Bergeron and restricted free agent Reilly Smith (once he rejoins the team).
Tue. Sep 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Seidenberg (knee) is expected to play in Tuesday's preseason opener against Montreal, the Bruins' official site reports.
Impact: Seidenberg played in Sunday night's scrimmage, and reported no ill-effects afterward, the Boston Globe reports. Though it may take some time for the sturdy blueliner -- who is bouncing back from January knee surgery -- to shake off the rust, he's firmly on track to be in the Bruins' lineup to start the coming season, assuming no injury setbacks.
Mon. Sep 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McQuaid participated in Sunday's team scrimmage, a sign that he's fully recovered from his May right ankle surgery, Stephen Harris of the Boston Herald reports.
Impact: An array of second-half injuries limited McQuaid to just 32 games last season, but the physical rearguard should be ready to go for the start of the 2014-15 campaign. Though he's now healthy, the Bruins could transition McQuaid into more of a seventh defenseman role this season, with young guns Torey Krug, Dougie Hamilton and Kevan Miller all on track to earn close to full-time roles along the Bruins' blue line.
Sep 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lucic (wrist) did not play in Sunday's scrimmage, the Bruins' official site reports.
Impact: Lucic is playing is safe following offseason wrist surgery and while he is able to practice, he hasn't been cleared yet for games just yet.
Sat. Sep 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: There have been no visible developments with regard to the contract situations of Smith and Torey Krug, according to the Boston Herald.
Impact: While we expect that the restricted free agents, who remain away from training camp, will be back with the team in time, the Bruins may need to make a trade in order to free up the salary cap room necessary to make that happen. Once Smith (who recorded 20 goals and 51 points in 82 games last season) does rejoin the Bruins, he'll presumably skate on a line with Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron.
Sat. Sep 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Per the Boston Herald, there have been no visible developments with regard to the contract situations of Krug and Reilly Smith.
Impact: With training camp underway, the duo remains unsigned, and though we'd expect both Krug and Smith to rejoin the Bruins' fold in time, such an outcome is not yet imminent. Meanwhile, Krug's absence paves the way for another smallish and mobile player, David Warsofsky, to see added opportunities in training camp.
Thu. Sep 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Campbell (core) will be limited at the start of training camp, the Boston Herald reports.
Impact: As the Bruins' fourth-line center, Campbell is generally off the fantasy radar, but so far, there's been nothing to suggest that his minor mid-core issue will hold him back long.
Thu. Sep 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lucic (wrist) will be limited at the start of training camp, the Boston Herald reports.
Impact: Lucic is recovering from wrist surgery, so this is not unexpected, though at this stage, there hasn't been anything to suggest that the rugged winger's status for the start of the regular season is in any danger.
Tue. Sep 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: GM Peter Chiarelli said he hopes to have a new deal with Smith done before training camp starts on Thursday.
Impact: The same applies to fellow restricted free agent Torey Krug, though given the team's current salary cap situation, the Bruins may need to make a trade in order to complete those contracts. In any case, once he's re-signed, Smith remains on track to serve as a top-six forward for the B's on the heels of a 2013-14 season in which he notched 20 goals and 51 points in 82 games.
Tue. Sep 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: GM Peter Chiarelli said he hopes to complete a new deal with Krug before training camp starts on Thursday.
Impact: The same applies to fellow restricted free agent Reilly Smith, though given the Bruins' current salary-cap situation, the team may need to make a deal in order engineer new deals with the duo. In any case, Krug -- who notched 40 points in 79 games last season -- remains in the team's long-term plans, and we'd expect him to be officially back in the fold before too long.
Mon. Sep 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lucic (wrist) will remain limited during training camp, ESPN reports. "It's getting better," Lucic said. "Obviously, it was a long summer, having to be in a cast for 12 weeks. I feel like I've turned a corner on it the last week, week and a half. Still working hard to get it up to 100 percent."
Impact: Lucic continues to work toward building strength in the wrist since injuring it during Game 1 of the Bruins' second-round series against the Canadiens. He said he plans to be cautious in camp, which should enable him to be at full strength when the regular season begins. "Every time you have surgery, it never really goes back to 100 percent," Lucic said. "But you hope that you can get back to a point where you were feeling as good as before the surgery. For myself, just trying to get mentally healthy and get that out of the way, the mental part of it. That part of it is a big part of it to overcome, as far as shooting and just pushing and just all that type of stuff. It's a lot of hard work when you get injured to get to 100 percent, and that's your main goal is to try to get there."