WILMINGTON — Separated from usual center David Krejci and still working his way back from offseason wrist surgery, Bruins forward Milan Lucic didn’t look any worse for wear during the Bruins’ first official practice of training camp at Ristuccia Arena on Friday.
WILMINGTON — First up on the “replace Reilly Smith” game show Friday at Ristuccia Arena was prospect Seth Griffith.
During the Bruins’ first on-ice practice of training camp, Griffth skated on a line with center Patrice Bergeron and left winger Brad Marchand.
When they were under contract during the 2013-14 season, Bruins defenseman Torey Krug and forward Reilly Smith were lauded by management and the coaching staff as two important cogs that were going to bring the Stanley Cup back to Boston.
That plan came up two rounds and nine wins short last spring.
Simon Gagne has 15-11-26 totals in his NHL career against the Bruins in the regular season.
If those numbers and the fact that he skated in 691 games for the hated Philadelphia Flyers weren’t enough to make the people of Boston hate him, Gagne wrote is name onto the list of the Bruins’ archest villains in 2010.
For the first time since the Bruins announced Marc Savard wouldn’t be able to participate in training camp at the outset of their 2010 camp, a lot of the focus is on guys who won’t be on the ice for the start of camp this season.
Unsigned forward Reilly Smith and defenseman Torey Krug did not report to training camp Thursday and they’re not expected to be with the team for the first on-ice practices on Friday.
When the Bruins released their 2014 training camp roster Wednesday night, defenseman Torey Krug and forward Reilly Smith were listed among the players.
However, both names were surrounded by brackets to denote that they are unsigned players.
It’s here, it’s here!
The Bruins tonight announced their 2014 training camp roster on the eve of players reporting to TD Garden on Thursday for off-ice testing. The first on-ice practices will be on Friday.
BOLTON — Bruins coach Claude Julien always says that the only players he’s concerned about during the season are the ones that are healthy and available for his lineup.
He made it clear Tuesday prior to teeing off at the Bruins’ annual charity golf tournament at The International that his philosophy also applies to unsigned defenseman Torey Krug and forward Reilly Smith.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — As of his appearance in the Ristuccia Arena locker room after an informal skate Monday, Milan Lucic was not 100 percent healthy.
He is still rehabilitating after late-May wrist surgery. And that means when training camp opens with on-ice practice Friday, the Bruins power forward will be a little bit limited.
Phil Kessel of the Toronto Maple Leafs this year hit the headlines when he defeated a host of poker professionals to win a charity poker event. It then posed questions in the media whether Kessel would potentially venture into the world of professional poker when his hockey career comes to an end.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — Is Johnny Boychuk a hockey player or $3.36 million in salary-cap space the Bruins could use to get new contracts done with defenseman Torey Krug and forward Reilly Smith for this year and sign extensions with other players for beyond 2014-15?
Sometimes it’s difficult to answer that question.
WILMINGTON, Mass — In case you spent your summer wondering why Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara only attempted 10 shots on net in the seven-game Eastern Conference Second Round loss to the Montreal Canadiens, the Boston captain Monday confirmed what we all figured about his hand.
Chara played through a broken pinky and ring finger throughout the series after getting slashed. As he said, the pinky is “90 percent of your grip” and if you think that’s crazy, just try to pick up something without using your pinky.
By signing center David Krejci to a six-year deal worth $7.25 million per season, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli has guaranteed that his four-man core is signed at least through 2014.
Center Patrice Bergeron, defenseman Zdeno Chara and goaltender Tuukka Rask were all locked up previously by Chiarelli. (more…)
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BOSTON — Bruins head coach Claude Julien revealed Thursday morning that rookie Malcolm Subban will start the preseason game against the Detroit Red Wings at TD Garden.