Boston
Bruins

Boston Bruins Tickets
Fantasy News
Mon. Oct 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Griffith was recalled by the Bruins after his game with Providence (AHL) on Sunday, Joe Haggerty of Comcast Sportsnet New England reports.
Impact: At the present time, Griffith appears to be on the roster bubble where he'll likely rack up a lot of mileage between Boston and Providence in the coming weeks.
Sun. Oct 19, 2014 | STATS
News: Hamilton had a goal and an assist and the Bruins beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-0 on Saturday night.
Impact: Hamilton had no points in his first six games.
Sun. Oct 19, 2014 | STATS
News: Svedberg made 32 saves in his first NHL shutout, and the Bruins beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-0 on Saturday night.
Impact: Svedberg could have some real fantasy potential.
Sun. Oct 19, 2014 | STATS
News: Miller left Saturday with an upper-body injury while fighting Buffalo's Nicolas Deslauriers eight minutes into the game.
Impact: Miller's status is not known.
Oct 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Spooner was assigned AHL Providence on Sunday, the Bruins' official site reports.
Impact: Spooner skated in five games for the Bruins this season, but failed to score on six shots, recording a minus-2 plus/minus rating and an average of 10:50 of ice time. The 22-year-old forward recorded 46 points (11 goals and 35 assists) over 49 games with AHL Providence last season, and should receive ample playing time in his return to the team. He's a candidate for a recall when the big club needs depth up front, but the return of Gregory Campbell squeezed him out of the B's lineup.
Oct 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Griffith was assigned to AHL Providence on Sunday, the team's official site reports.
Impact: Griffith played in three games with the Bruins this season, but didn't record a point. He will head back to AHL Providence, where he scored 20 goals and assisted on 30 more last season over 69 games. He will receive consistent playing time with the AHL squad, but could see time with the Bruins again if there is an injury up front.
Oct 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Chara recorded his second goal of the season in Saturday's win over the Sabres.
Impact: Chara opened the new campaign with five straight games without a point, but he's since bagged a goal in each of the last two games. He turned in his most active performance of the young season Saturday, attempting a team-high seven shots, blocking three more on defense, and finishing with a plus-2 rating over his 29 shifts.
Oct 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Krug bagged a goal in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Sabres.
Impact: After he was held without a point in the first five games, Krug seems to be heating up along with the rest of his mates. He's now delivered a goal and assist while attempting seven shots over his last two tilts.
Sat. Oct 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Miller suffered an upper-body injury during Saturday's game against Buffalo, Comcast SportsNet's Joe Haggerty reports.
Impact: Early in the game, Sabres forward Nicolas Deslauriers hit Miller, leading to a fight between the two. At the end of the skirmish, Miller fell on his right side and seemed to injure his arm or elbow. No word yet on his status for Tuesday's matchup with the Sharks, but if Miller is forced to miss time, Matt Bartkowski would be in line to rejoin the Bruins' blue-line mix.
Sat. Oct 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kelly's point streak stands at three games and four assists after he picked up a helper in Saturday's win over the Sabres.
Impact: He seems to clicking with Carl Soderberg and Loui Eriksson right now, and that line is providing the Bruins with some much-needed secondary offense while the team works to get into a groove this season.
Sat. Oct 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hamilton picked up his first two points of the season Saturday when he scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in a 4-0 win over Buffalo.
Impact: This kid is going to be the backbone of the Bruins' back end in just a couple of years. He and Zdeno Chara form an interesting pairing, with the latter mentoring the young stud to essentially replace him one day.
Sat. Oct 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Svedberg made 32 stops Saturday to earn a shutout win over the Sabres. The game ended 4-0.
Impact: Sure, the boys from Buffalo have a pop-gun offense, but Svedberg was kept busy -- the Sabres had seven power plays on the night. He is a strong option between the pipes whenever he plays. He'll deliver you strength from your bench.
Sat. Oct 18, 2014 | STATS
News: Lucic apologized to the Bruins and Montreal Canadiens and their fans Saturday for making an obscene gesture Thursday night in Montreal.
Impact: Lucic took a penalty late in the Bruins' loss and made a gesture toward the fans, followed by one of him raising an invisible Stanley Cup. In his first public comments since the incident that cost him a $5,000 fine, he expressed regret and called his actions selfish and inexcusable.
Sat. Oct 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Svedberg will receive the start in goal Saturday against the Sabres, Joe Haggerty of CSNNE.com reports.
Impact: The inexplicable struggles of Tuukka Rask (2-3-0, 2.90 GAA, .870 save percentage) will result in Svedberg making his third appearance of the season Saturday. The Bruins certainly didn't expect Svedberg to play this frequently in the early stages of the campaign, but the rookie has proven up to the task thus far, saving 30 of the 32 shots he's faced. He'll represent an elite fantasy option Saturday against the 1-4 Sabres, who allow the most shots per game in the league and attempt the fewest.
Sat. Oct 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Griffith didn't participate in line rushes at Saturday's morning skate and looks like he could be a healthy scratch against the Sabres.
Impact: Griffith failed to make the most of his opportunity to play on the top line with David Krejci and Milan Lucic, so it looks like coach Claude Julien will now give Simon Gagne a look in the role. If Griffith ends up serving as a healthy scratch for multiple games, it would seem likely the Bruins would send him back to AHL Providence, where he'd see more consistent ice time.
Sat. Oct 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gagne is expected to play on the Bruins' top line in Saturday's game against the Sabres.
Impact: The Bruins haven't yet found a viable replacement to Jarome Iginla as the top-line right wing, so it looks like Gagne will be the latest player to receive an audition there. He's mostly been relegated to fourth-line duty since signing with the Bruins on Wednesday, but if he can quickly establish some chemistry with David Krejci and Milan Lucic, he could end up sticking there.
Fri. Oct 17, 2014 | STATS
News: Eriksson had a goal and an assist in a 6-4 loss to Montreal on Thursday night.
Impact: The Boston winger had one goal in his first five games this season.
Fri. Oct 17, 2014 | STATS
News: The NHL fined Lucic $5,000 for making an obscene gesture at the fans in Montreal.
Impact: Lucic taunted the crowd and then mimicked raising the Stanley Cup while entering the penalty box in Boston's 6-4 loss to the Canadiens. He did not speak to the media after the game. Lucic has not been well-liked in Montreal since last year's playoffs, when he threatened Dale Weise in the handshake line after the Canadiens eliminated the Bruins in seven games.
Fri. Oct 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Campbell saw 10:38 worth of ice time in his return to action Thursday against the Canadiens.
Impact: Campbell returned to his usual assignment of centering the B's fourth line, an assignment that provides him with modest fantasy value, though the experience and grit he provides to the team's forward corps in that role are assets to the Bruins.
Fri. Oct 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Krug notched an assist in Thursday's 6-4 loss to Montreal.
Impact: With the Bruins' offense off to a sporadic start, the point was the first of the season for Krug, who missed the the first 11 days of training camp before re-signing with the team. That said, Krug, who was a plus-3 in the game, was skating well Thursday and with regular power play duty part of his job description, expect more consistent production from the mobile blueliner as the season progresses.
Fri. Oct 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Chara scored his first goal of the season Thursday against the Canadiens, but finished minus-3 in the defeat.
Impact: Though Chara has put up a decent amount of shots (19) through six games, the Bruins' collective offensive nosedive has denied the blueliner of opportunities to pick up any assists. Chara got off to a similarly slow start to the 2013-14 season before the Bruins offense heated up, and his fantasy owners can only hope that narrative repeats itself again.
Fri. Oct 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gagne tallied a goal in Thursday's 6-4 loss to the Canadiens.
Impact: The goal was Gagne's first since Apr. 23, 2013, which incidentally enough, came against the Bruins. The 34-year-old Gagne is probably miscast as a fourth-liner for Boston, but with the team in need of an offensive spark in the early going, the opportunity could exist for him to ascend to a more prominent role with the team, specifically if he starts seeing more time with with David Krejci and Milan Lucic, who Gagne ended up skating with to close Thursday's game.
Thu. Oct 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kelly contributed a pair of assists and went plus-2 in Thursday's loss to Montreal.
Impact: Fine work by Kelly, who's notched four points in six games so far -- a dramatically higher rate than what we've come to expect from him. Don't be surprised if he ends up falling into a lengthy slump.
Thu. Oct 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lucic picked up his first points of the season -- a pair of assists -- as well as a dozen penalty minutes in Thursday's loss to Montreal.
Impact: He was ejected late in the game, which is how he compiled all those PIM. He also could potentially end up with a short suspension after making rude gestures at the crowd. Lucic also went minus-1, so coming off last year's plus-30, he's minus-2 through six games this year. The PIM contributions are expected, but it's odd that Lucic opened the year with five point-free games. Monitor him carefully.
Thu. Oct 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Krejci picked up two assists -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's loss to Montreal.
Impact: After missing some early action due to an undisclosed injury, Krejci now has three points in as many games since returning. It sure looks like he's a safe lineup roll again.
Thu. Oct 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Erikson scored a goal, contributed an assist and went plus-2 in Thursday's loss to Montreal.
Impact: This defeat certainly can't be laid at Eriksson's feet, but even with this effort, he hasn't bounced back much yet this year, with just three points in six contests. It's odd for a guy who's less than 30 years old and doesn't have much of a track record with injuries to decline as Eriksson has, but his fantasy owners are stuck with that reality.
Thu. Oct 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rask was touched up for five goals on just 23 shots in Thursday's loss to Montreal before giving way to Niklas Svedberg at the 7:17 mark of the third period of the contest.
Impact: Aside from his strong effort in the opener, Rask hasn't looked very Rask-like in most of his outings, as he entered the game with a sub-.900 save mark, and things certainly didn't get better. While it's more than reasonable to expect Rask to recover from this rough patch nicely, it's possible that the Bruins will go to Svedberg against Buffalo on Saturday.
Thu. Oct 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lucic was ejected late in the third period after he made gestures at the crowd and had words with the ref following a penalty late in the third period, Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe reports.
Impact: Lucic vented some of his frustration after being called for a penalty late in the third period, but it cost him the rest of the game. He will almost certainly face at least a fine for his actions, and could receive a short suspension as well. Either way, the situation should be resolved in the next few days.
Thu. Oct 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Spooner will serve as a healthy scratch Thursday against the Canadiens.
Impact: With the surprising return of Gregory Campbell to Thursday's lineup, Spooner will forfeit his role as the club's fourth-line center. After Thursday's game, Spooner will more than likely return to AHL Providence, where he'll be able to see more consistent ice time to further aid his development.
Thu. Oct 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Campbell (abdomen) was activated from the Bruins' non-roster injury list and will play Thursday against the Canadiens.
Impact: Campbell still hadn't been cleared for contact as recently as a few days, so his availability for Thursday's contest comes as something of a surprise. In any case, despite missing much of training camp with a mid-core injury, it appears Campbell will reprise his role as the Bruins' fourth-line center, where he'll be joined by Daniel Paille and Simon Gagne. Ryan Spooner will serve as a healthy scratch to clear a spot for Campbell in Thursday's lineup.
Thu. Oct 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rask will be in goal Thursday against the Canadiens, Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe reports.
Impact: It wasn't known who would be in the starter's crease for the Bruins after they chose not to skate Thursday morning, but it looks like the team will stick with Rask for their second game in as many days. Rask's save percentage sits at a mediocre .894 through four games, but it shouldn't take long before he brings that up closer to his .927 career mark.
Thu. Oct 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bergeron notched an assist in 16:48 worth of ice time during Wednesday's shootout win over Detroit.
Impact: As ESPN.com notes, Bergeron endured a bit of an injury scare Wednesday after absorbing a slap shot on his left foot late in the second period of the contest. Fortunately, the outstanding two-way pivot returned for the third period and should be fine for Thursday's game against Montreal.
Thu. Oct 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Smith scored his second goal of the season in Wednesday's shootout win over the Red Wings.
Impact: While the Bruins' offense hasn't taken off yet, Smith has managed three points in five games to date. Skating with Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron, and seeing work on the team's power play, Smith (who notched 51 points in 82 games last season) should see his share of scoring opportunities moving forward.
Thu. Oct 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bartkowski was scratched in favor of Kevan Miller for Wednesday's game against Detroit.
Impact: Bartkowski's mobility is an asset to the Bruins' blue-line corps, but he has only suited up for one game this season. He could be in and out of the team's lineup often unless injuries create a consistent spot for him.
Thu. Oct 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Miller saw 16:25 worth of ice time in Wednesday's shootout win over Detroit.
Impact: With Miller back in the Bruins' lineup on Wednesday, Matt Bartkowski was a scratch. Moving forward, Miller should suit up more often than not, but he's not much of a fantasy factor, with six points and 38 PIM to his credit over 51 career NHL contests.
Thu. Oct 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Making his season debut with the Bruins, Gagne saw 12:13 worth of ice time and recorded two shots in Wednesday's shootout win over Detroit.
Impact: Gagne began the contest skating on the Bruins' fourth line, along with Daniel Paille and Ryan Spooner, was shifted late in the game to a trio featuring David Krejci and Milan Lucic. It remains to be seen which line Gagne -- who came close to netting the winning goal late in Wednesday's tilt -- will be a member of Thursday against Montreal, but if he ends up sticking with Krejci and Lucic either in that contest or down the road, the veteran winger would have an opportunity to carve out some fantasy utility with the B's.
Wed. Oct 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Krejci potted his first goal of the season in Wednesday's shootout win over the Red Wings.
Impact: Krejci found the back of the net for the first time this season after missing the team's first three games with an undisclosed injury. The Bruins offense racked up 39 shots on goal on the night, and Krejci should still be considered a top-tier fantasy center.
Wed. Oct 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rask allowed two goals on 20 shots in Wednesday's shootout win over the Red Wings.
Impact: Rask improved to 2-2, as the Bruins finally looked like the Cup contenders they're expected to be preseason, outshooting the Wings 39-20.
Wed. Oct 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rask will be between the pipes for Wednesday night's contest against the Red Wings.
Impact: Rask was the first goalie off the ice during Wednesday's morning skate, and as expected, led the Bruins on the ice for pregame warmups. He'll get an early rematch against Detroit, a team that already defeated Rask 2-1 back on October 9.
Wed. Oct 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gagne is on track to suit up Wednesday against the Red Wings.
Impact: In his introduction to the Boston lineup on Wednesday, Gagne is slated to work on the Bruins' fourth line, along with Daniel Paille and Ryan Spooner. The 34-year-old Gagne hasn't played in an NHL regular season game since 2012-2013, so a wait-and see approach is in order here, though from the Bruins' perspective, the team hopes that the veteran winger has enough left in the tank to help provide a much-needed spark up front.
Wed. Oct 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rask was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate Wednesday and is thus expected to start against the Red Wings.
Impact: Rask turned in a rare dud of a performance his last time out Saturday against the Capitals, surrendering four goals on just 17 shots. The Bruins let him rest Monday versus the Avalanche in favor of backup Niklas Svedberg, so Rask should be more than ready to redeem himself Wednesday. Even if Rask plays his usual solid game, he'll still require more support from the Bruins offense, which has generated four goals in the team's four contests to date.
Tue. Oct 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bartkowski skated on a defensive pair with Dennis Seidenberg in Monday's loss to the Avs, the Boston Herald reports.
Impact: Bartkowski, who was making his season debut for the B's on Monday, entered the lineup at the expense of Kevan Miller. In 19:50 worth of ice time, Bartkowski finished with a minus-2 rating. Going forward, it's plausible that Bartkowski could be in and out of the lineup, until injuries hit the Boston blue line.
Tue. Oct 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gagne skated on the Bruins' fourth line along with with Daniel Paille and Ryan Spooner at Tuesday's practice, the Boston Herald reports.
Impact: Assuming he suits up Wednesday against the Red Wings, it looks like the Bruins will probably ease Gagne (who did not play in the NHL last season) back into the mix. Down the road though, it's not out of the question that he'll get a chance to see action with David Krejci and Milan Lucic. For now, however, Seth Griffith is manning the right wing spot along with that duo.
Tue. Oct 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Griffith saw 16:10 worth of ice time in his NHL debut Monday, a 2-1 loss to the Avs.
Impact: Griffith worked on a line with Milan Lucic and David Krejci on Monday, a combo that remained intact at Tuesday's practice, the Boston Herald reports. As long as Griffith skates on that trio, he could merit fantasy attention, but as a whole, the Bruins' offense is off to a sluggish start through four games to date.
Tue. Oct 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Krejci (undisclosed injury) saw 19:06 worth of ice time in Monday's 2-1 loss to the Avs.
Impact: In his regular season debut Krejci, who led the Bruins in scoring last season with 69 points in 80 games, centered a line with Seth Griffith and Milan Lucic and also saw 1:49 worth of power play duty. While his return didn't immediately spark the B's sluggish offense, his presence provides the Bruins with welcome stability down the middle on the team's top three lines.
Tue. Oct 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Bruins have waived Robins for the purpose of assigning him to AHL Providence, the team's official site reports.
Impact: Assuming Robins clears waivers, he'll return to Providence, where he saw action in 68 AHL games last season, amassing 221 PIM and 14 points. In three games this season, including his NHL debut, the 32-year-old forward recorded 14 penalty minutes.
Tue. Oct 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Bruins have assigned Caron to AHL Providence, the team's official site reports.
Impact: Caron, who saw action in Monday's loss to the Avs, remains a candidate for recall when injuries hit, or the next time the Bruins are looking to shake up their depth forward mix, but he's not likely to be much of a fantasy factor when he is with the big club this season.
Tue. Oct 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gagne agreed to a one-year, $600,000 contract with the Bruins on Tuesday, Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Gagne spent training camp with the Bruins and did not make the cut; however, the team convinced him to stick around without a contract, and he was ultimately rewarded Tuesday. While the veteran winger's role out of the gate has yet to be clarified, the 1-3 Bruins could certainly use an offensive spark at this time. Gagne, however, has not seen action in a regular season NHL contest since the 2012-2013 campaign.
Mon. Oct 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Eriksson netted his first goal of the season -- a power-play tally -- in Monday's loss to the Avalanche.
Impact: It was also the first point of the season for Eriksson, who is currently skating on the third line with Carl Soderberg and Chris Kelly. Eriksson's fantasy value has gone down in Boston, where he's no longer playing on the top line and top power-play unit, as he did in Dallas. Through four games, Eriksson has managed just seven shots on goal while averaging 16:32 of ice time.
Mon. Oct 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Svedberg gave up two goals on 30 shots in Monday's loss to Colorado.
Impact: Svedberg, who is the backup to elite starter Tuukka Rask, was very good on Monday, almost helping the Bruins nab a point. With the game tied 1-1, Svedberg was beat with 0.4 seconds remaining in regulation, giving the Avalanche their first win of the season. If Monday is any indication, the Bruins will not shy away from giving the 25-year-old Svedberg the odd start every now and then.
Mon. Oct 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Miller was not present for warmups in advance of Monday's game against the Avs.
Impact: With Miller evidently a scratch, it looks like Matt Bartkowski will join the Bruins' blue-line corps for Monday's contest.
Mon. Oct 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Fraser was not present for warmups in advance of Monday's game against the Avs.
Impact: With the B's coming off a 4-0 blanking at the hands of Washington on Saturday, the team's lines have a new look on Monday, with Fraser on track to sit out the contest.
Mon. Oct 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Griffith is in line to make his NHL debut Monday against the Avs.
Impact: Moreover, based on warmups, he's on track to work on a line with Milan Lucic and David Krejci, and if the trio clicks enough to stay intact, Griffith could merit fantasy consideration.
Mon. Oct 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Svedberg will start in net Monday against the Avalanche.
Impact: Svedberg will get his first start of the season Monday as he tries to keep the goalless Avalanche at bay once again.
Mon. Oct 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Krejci (undisclosed injury) has been cleared in advance of Monday's game against the Avs.
Impact: Krejci is thus poised to make his season debut Monday, and based on Sunday's practice, it appears as though he's on track to center a line with Seth Griffith and Milan Lucic.
Mon. Oct 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Griffith worked on a line with David Krejci and Milan Lucic during Sunday's practice, the Bruins' official site reports.
Impact: While it remains to be seen whether Krejci (undisclosed injury) will return for Monday's game against Colorado, if the combo sticks, it would present the 21-year-old Griffith -- who was recalled from AHL Providence on Sunday -- with an opportunity to carve out some fantasy utility out of the gate.
Sun. Oct 12, 2014 | STATS
News: Rask made 17 saves Saturday.
Impact: Last season's Vezina Trophy winner has played all three of the Bruins' games.
Oct 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The status of Krejci (undisclosed) for Monday's game against the Avs has yet to be determined.
Impact: Krejci was able to practice Sunday, and indicated afterward that he's hoping to feel good enough to suit up for Monday's contest. That's not a lock to occur, however, so consider the center day-to day for now.
Oct 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Bruins have recalled Griffith from AHL Providence.
Impact: He'll cycle into the Bruins' depth forward mix after the team assigned Craig Cunningham to Providence on Sunday. In two games with Providence to date, Griffith has recorded one goal and a plus-3 rating.
Oct 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Bruins have assigned Cunningham to AHL Providence.
Impact: In a corresponding move, the B's recalled forward Seth Griffith. Cunningham did not record a point in three games for the Bruins out of the gate this season.
Oct 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Leino signed with Medvescak Zagreb of the KHL on Sunday, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports.
Impact: Leino was released by the Bruins in late September, which led to the expectation that he would sign overseas. It's possible he could again receive some NHL interest with a strong showing, but it's also possible he stays in Europe for good.
Sat. Oct 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rask made 17 saves in a 4-0 loss to Washington on Saturday night.
Impact: He's one of the league's best, but he can't win games singlehandedly -- cripes, the Bruins have scored just three goals in their first three games this season. Be patient -- they'll right the ship and Rask will once again deliver elite numbers for fantasy owners.
Sat. Oct 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Though Campbell (core) has been skating with his teammates, he has yet to be cleared for contact.
Impact: The report notes that there's no timetable for Campbell's return, with Craig Cunningham manning the Bruins' fourth-line center slot in the meantime.
Sat. Oct 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: In his AHL debut Friday, Pastrnak notched two assists in Providence's 2-1 overtime win over St. John's, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Manning right wing on a line with Seth Griffith and Matt Lindblad on Friday, Pastrnak recorded a team-high five shots on goal, though a defensive lapse in overtime preceded the youngster's helper on the team's game-winning tally. For now, the Bruins will continue to evaluate Pastrnak at the AHL level, but ultimately the team has three options. If the 18-year-old forward is recalled, the B's would have a nine-game window before determining whether or not to keep him with the big club. Alternatively, he could play the entire season with Providence, or he could be returned to his former team in Sweden.
Sat. Oct 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Coach Claude Julien indicated Saturday that Krejci (undisclosed injury) is "day-to-day."
Impact: Supporting that notion is that Krejci skated Saturday for the first time since leaving the Bruins' preseason finale with an unspecified injury. In any case, the center won't play Saturday against Washington, but his progress will be worth monitoring in advance of next week's four-game slate, which opens with a Monday tilt against the Avs.
Sat. Oct 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rask was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate and looks prepared to start Saturday against the Capitals, Joe Haggerty of CSNNE.com reports.
Impact: It was thought that the Bruins might consider resting Rask with the Bruins kicking off their season with three games in four days, but it looks like coach Claude Julien will stick with the reigning Vezina Trophy winner yet again Saturday. To Rask's credit, he played superbly in the Bruins' Wednesday/Thursday back-to-back, saving 41 of 44 shots (.932 save percentage) while posting a 1.53 GAA. Even with the strenuous workload thus far, expect Rask to deliver another sterling performance versus the Capitals. With the B's playing four games in six days (including back-to-back tilts Wednesday and Thursday) next week, look for backup Niklas Svedberg to see at least one start during that span.
Fri. Oct 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Eriksson saw 21:29 worth of ice time in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Red Wings.
Impact: Through the Bruins' first two games, Eriksson -- who has yet to record a point -- has been skating on a line with Chris Kelly and Carl Soderberg, though it remains to be seen if the trio will remain intact once top center David Krejci returns to Bruins' forward mix.
Fri. Oct 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bergeron was able to return to Thursday's game against the Red Wings after leaving the contest for a spell in the second period to undergo the league protocol for suspected concussions, the Boston Herald reports.
Impact: Bergeron, who the report notes has sustained four known concussions over his career, was shaken up after absorbing a hit that saw him go awkwardly into the boards early in the second period of the contest, and headed to the dressing room to be evaluated. To the great relief of the Bruins, who were already missing centers David Krejci and Gregory Campbell, Bergeron was cleared to return. Prior to his exit from the game, the B's outstanding two-way pivot scored the Bruins' only goal in the team's 2-1 loss.
Thu. Oct 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bergeron scored Boston's only goal of the game in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Red Wings. He finished plus-1 with a pair of PIM.
Impact: He played just 14:26 due to some kind of minor injury suffered in the second period, but apparently is none the worse for wear. After Bergeron netted an assist in Wednesday's season opener, that's two points in two games for the immensely talented 29-year-old.
Thu. Oct 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rask stopped 22 of 24 shots during Thursday's 2-1 loss to Detroit.
Impact: One night after stopping 19 of 20 in a season-opening win over the Flyers, Rask played well again, but this time was outdueled by the Wings' Jimmy Howard. It seems likely that he'll start for the third time in four days Saturday at home against Washington.
Thu. Oct 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rask will be in goal Thursday against the Red Wings.
Impact: With the Bruins opening their season with four games in six days, there was some doubt that coach Claude Julien would go to Rask on back-to-back nights. Rask could still be rested at some point during that span, but he'll at least make two starts in a row to begin his 2014-15 campaign. He looked to be at the top of his game Wednesday, turning away 19 of 20 shots in a 2-1 victory over the Flyers.
Thu. Oct 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lucic saw 15:22 worth of ice time in Wednesday's season-opening 2-1 win over the Flyers.
Impact: With top line center David Krejci out, the Bruins had to tinker with their line combos Wednesday, resulting in Lucic working on a line with Ryan Spooner and Matt Fraser. Once Krejci returns to action, we'd expect Lucic (who is still getting up to speed following offseason surgery on his left wrist) to once again combo with the playmaking pivot, but until then, he could be a hit-or-miss fantasy option.
Thu. Oct 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cunningham saw 11:53 worth of ice time in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Flyers.
Impact: With Gregory Campbell out, Cunningham is in line to serve as the Bruins' fourth-line center, an assignment with modest fantasy upside.
Thu. Oct 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: In his NHL regular season debut, Robins recorded five hits and seven penalty minutes in 6:58 worth of ice time Wednesday against the Flyers.
Impact: Robins skated on the Bruins' fourth line Wednesday with Danile Paille and Craig Cunningham, but it remains to be seen if he'll stay in the team's lineup on a consistent basis, with Jordan Caron on the way up from AHL Providence.
Thu. Oct 9, 2014 | STATS
News: Rask made 21 saves to help the Bruins win their third consecutive season opener, 2-1 over the Flyers on Wednesday.
Impact: Rask is an obvious, top-tier fantasy netminder.
Thu. Oct 9, 2014 | STATS
News: Kelly scored the tiebreaker with 1:51 left in the third period of Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Flyers.
Impact: A grinder, Kelly has little fantasy value at the moment.
Thu. Oct 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Bruins called up Caron from AHL Providence on Thursday, Joe Haggerty of CSN New England reports.
Impact: Caron was assigned to Providence on Tuesday, but the move was primarily procedural, and he is back on the Bruins' roster. It remains to be seen whether he will be in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Red Wings.
Wed. Oct 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Soderberg picked up a pair of assists in Wednesday's win over the Flyers.
Impact: Soderberg is expected to have an increased role on this year's squad, and if he can continue to impress while top-line center David Krejci (undisclosed) is sidelined, the Swede could be a nice early pickup for struggling fantasy rosters.
Wed. Oct 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rask stopped 19 of the 20 shots he faced in Wednesday's win over the Flyers.
Impact: Considered by many as the top fantasy goalie heading into this season, Rask sure looked the part Wednesday night. The fact that he only faced 20 shots is a good sign as well, and proves the Bruins defense is still rock-solid, even after the trade of Johnny Boychuk just a few days before the season began.
Wed. Oct 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bartkowski appears to be the odd man out on the Boston blue line for Wednesday's season opener against the Flyers, the Boston Herald reports.
Impact: Though the Bruins traded Johnny Boychuk, they are still carrying an extra defenseman, and out of the gate it looks like Bartkowski is the team's spare, while Adam McQuaid and Kevan Miller are on track to suit up Wednesday.
Wed. Oct 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Coach Claude Julien confirmed that Krejci (undisclosed injury) will miss the Bruins' first three games, Joe Haggerty of csnne.com reports. "He's doing much better today, so lets hope things continue improving," Julien noted of Krejci on Wednesday.
Impact: The soonest we could see Krejci back in the Bruins' lineup is Monday's game against the Avs, with his injury paving the way for Ryan Spooner to see early-season action centering a line with Milan Lucic and Matt Fraser.
Wed. Oct 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Subban was returned to AHL Providence on Wednesday, Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe reports.
Impact: Subban will serve as the No. 1 goalie at AHL Providence this season, and would seem to be the first in line for a call-up in the event of an injury to Tuukka Rask or Niklas Svedberg.
Wed. Oct 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ferlin was sent back to AHL Providence on Wednesday, Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe reports.
Impact: As expected, Ferlin was only recalled Tuesday by the Bruins in an attempt to manipulate the salary cap. He could be an option for them at some point later this season.
Wed. Oct 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: In advance of Wednesday's game against the Flyers, Eriksson was skating on a line with Chris Kelly and Carl Soderberg, Joe Haggerty of csnne.com reports.
Impact: David Krejci's undisclosed injury (which will cause him to miss at least three games) has caused the Bruins to shuffle up some of their lines, so the anticipated top trio of Eriksson, Milan Lucic and Krejci is a potential combo that is on hold for now.
Wed. Oct 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: In advance of Wednesday's game against the Flyers, Spooner was skating on a line with Milan Lucic and Matt Fraser, Joe Haggerty of csnne.com reports.
Impact: With fellow center David Krejci (undisclosed injury) out for the Bruins' first three games, Spooner appears in line to see a regular shift for the Bruins early on and thus merits fantasy consideration in deeper leagues out of the gate.
Wed. Oct 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rask will get the starting nod for Wednesday's season opener against the Flyers, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Rask rolled through his four appearances in the preseason, compiling a 1.66 GAA. Though the Bruins' rising salary cap forced the team to deal away one of its key defensemen in Johnny Boychuk over the weekend, there's still plenty of talent in front of Rask at forward and on the blue line for him to make another run at 35 wins this season.
Wed. Oct 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Bruins are keeping their options open with Pastrnak, who will begin the season with AHL Providence, the team's official site reports. "It's a good opportunity to have him on our soil and close by to watch him," GM Peter Chiarelli noted with regard to the team's decision to send Pastrnak to the AHL. "In two or three weeks, we will look at him and make a decision as to what the next step is."
Impact: A shoulder injury slowed Pastrnak in training camp, so the Bruins are taking some extra time to continue their evaluation of the 18-year-old winger. At this point, it's still possible that the Bruins could recall Pastrnak down the road, while the team's other options include having the youngster stay with Providence for the entire season, or loaning him back his team in Sweden.
Tue. Oct 7, 2014 | STATS
News: Campbell will begin the season on the injured list with a middle body injury.
Impact: Campbell isn't a great fantasy option after scoring eight times in 82 games last season. It's uncertain when he'll return.
Tue. Oct 7, 2014 | STATS
News: Krejci returned to the ice on Columbus Day.
Impact: Krejci began the season on injured reserve.
Tue. Oct 7, 2014 | STATS
News: Camara has been shipped to the minors.
Impact: Camara was placed on injured reserve to begin the season due to an illness.
Tue. Oct 7, 2014 | STATS
News: Savard hasn't played in three years due to multiple concussions.
Impact: He may not ever play again, though he hasn't officially retired.
Tue. Oct 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Camara (illness) was placed on the Bruins' non-roster injury list Tuesday, Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe reports.
Impact: Camara missed nearly the all of the preseason after falling victim to an illness early in training camp, and only recently resumed practicing. Once the Bruins are convinced he's fully healthy, expect Camara to head to AHL Providence.
Tue. Oct 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Campbell (abdomen) was placed on the Bruins' non-roster injury list, Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe reports.
Impact: Campbell missed the entire preseason with a mid-core injury and will not be available for Wednesday's regular-season opener versus the Flyers. Look for Craig Cunningham to assume his spot as the Bruins' fourth-line center.
Tue. Oct 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ferlin was recalled from AHL Providence on Tuesday, Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe reports.
Impact: The Bruins made several of their transactions Thursday with the motive of getting under the salary cap, so there's no guarantee Ferlin will stay with the Bruins for long. He'll be eligible for Wednesday's opener against the Flyers, unless the Bruins choose to send him back to Providence before that time.
Tue. Oct 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Subban was recalled from AHL Providence on Tuesday, Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe reports.
Impact: No, Subban is not coming up to replace Niklas Svedbeg as Boston's backup; it looks like he was simply recalled in an effort by the Bruins to get under the salary cap by Tuesday's deadline. Subban will technically be eligible for Wednesday's regular-season opener against the Flyers, but look for him to return to Providence shortly thereafter.
Tue. Oct 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Caron was assigned to AHL Providence on Tuesday, Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe reports.
Impact: After clearing waivers last week, Caron returned to the Bruins shortly thereafter before being dumped again. There's a strong possibility the Bruins made several of Tuesday's transactions with the motive of getting under the salary cap, so Caron could still return to the NHL club before long.
Tue. Oct 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Krejci (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, CSN New England reports.
Impact: Krejci sustained the injury over the weekend in the Bruins' preseason finale, but the expectation was that he'd be fine for the beginning of the regular season. Instead, coach Claude Julien said that while the injury is still considered minor, Krejci hasn't healed quite as quickly as the Bruins had hoped. Since the IR move is retroactive to Saturday, Krejci will have to miss at least the first three games. For the time being, Ryan Spooner or Carl Soderberg would seem to be the top candidates to fill Krejci's spot on the top line next to Milan Lucic and Loui Eriksson.
Tue. Oct 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Fraser remains on the Bruins' roster in advance of Wednesday's season opener against the Flyers.
Impact: Fraser figures to work as a winger on the Bruins' third line out of the gate, though if he does get bumped up a peg at any point, he could merit fantasy attention, given that the 24-year-old has displayed a goal-scoring knack at the AHL level.
Tue. Oct 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cunningham practiced with the Bruins on Tuesday.
Impact: While the Bruins are in the process of finalizing their roster, Cunningham remains with the team and after having cleared waivers, he could stick around to help fill in for fourth-line center Gregory Campbell.
Tue. Oct 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Robins is slated to be on the Bruins' opening roster in advance of Wednesday's game against the Flyers.
Impact: At 32 years of age, Robins has yet to play a regular season NHL game, but the Bruins will keep him around for now to help fill the void created by the offseason departure of the rugged Shawn Thornton. Robins is coming off a 2013-14 season in which he recorded 14 points and 221 PIM for AHL Providence.
Tue. Oct 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Spooner will be on the Bruins' opening roster in advance of Wednesday's game against the Flyers.
Impact: While Spooner's role with the Bruins out of the gate is unclear, he does possess the sort of speed and skill the Bruins could use up front, provided he can hold his own defensively.
Tue. Oct 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gagne will remain with the Bruins and travel with the team.
Impact: Gagne has been with the Bruins on a tryout, and while he hasn't signed a contract with the team thus far, the fact that he is being kept around by the Bruins suggests that a deal to bring the veteran winger officially on board could be struck before long.
Tue. Oct 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Krejci's minor unspecified injury hasn't healed as well as hoped, and his status for the Bruins' season opener will have to be reassessed Wednesday.
Impact: In any case, Krejci was not on the ice for Tuesday's practice, so his availability will need to be tracked in advance of the Bruins' face-off against the Flyers on Wednesday night.
Tue. Oct 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Bruins assigned Pastrnak to AHL Providence on Tuesday.
Impact: Rather than send Pastrnak back to his former team in Sweden, the Bruins have elected to send the young forward to Providence, where he'll have a chance to see plenty of ice time at the AHL level. It remains to be seen if the Bruins will be inclined to recall him this season, though per Metro West Daily News the first year of Pastrnak's entry-level deal would not go into effect if he remains in the AHL or plays fewer than 10 games at the NHL level.
Tue. Oct 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Campbell (core) is not expected to play in Wednesday's season opener against the Flyers, WEEI Boston reports.
Impact: Campbell has been able to skate some lately, but he was not able to take part in Tuesday's practice, so it's evident he still has some recovering to do. It remains to be seen when Campbell will be ready for game action, as he will have to get back into playing shape after sitting out the entire preseason.
Tue. Oct 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Krejci (undisclosed) did not take part in Tuesday's practice, WEEI Boston reports.
Impact: Krejci left Saturday's preseason game with what was termed, according to head coach Claude Julien, a "very, very minor" issue, but it seems the injury may have been a bit more serious than originally thought. Given the lack of details regarding Krejci's health, it remains to be seen if the setback will threaten his availability for Wednesday's season opener.
Mon. Oct 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cunningham has cleared waivers, csnne.com reports.
Impact: Cunningham had been waived by the Bruins, but now that he has cleared, the team has the flexibility to send him to the minors, though at this point he remains in contention for one of Boston's final roster spots up front.
Mon. Oct 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Caron has cleared waivers, csnne.com reports.
Impact: The Bruins are now able to send Caron to AHL Providence if they wish to do so, but for now there is still a chance that he may start the season with the big club, with the team's final roster yet to be determined.
Mon. Oct 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Warsofsky will be assigned to AHL Providence after clearing waivers, the Boston Herald reports.
Impact: Warsofsky will thus remain in the Bruins' blue line depth mix and he's a candidate for an in-season call-up when injuries hit the big club. In the meantime, the mobile defender will log regular ice time with Providence, where he recorded 32 points in 56 games last season.