It came off like an unprecedented conflict of interest when Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Dalton Prout mentioned it days after his one-punch knockdown of Bruins forward Milan Lucic.
It’s a tale as long as time, or at least as long as the NHL Department of Player Safety has existed.
You may have heard this one before, but Bruins center David Krejci is encouraged about returning to the lineup soon.
Bruins forward Simon Gagne left the team after its Western Conference road trip ended over the weekend. Gagne didn’t practice with the team Tuesday and coach Claude Julien termed Gagne as on a “personal leave of absence.”
When the Bruins returned from their Western Conference road trip, most of the players rested. But 2014 first-round pick David Pastrnak was assigned to Providence of the American Hockey League.
The Bruins on Tuesday at TD Garden held their first practice since returning home from the Western Conference road trip on Sunday.
For the first time since they left the lineup, defenseman Zdeno Chara and David Krejci joined the group.
With names like Milan Lucic and Jordan Eberle floating around the Twitterverse and other hosts of NHL trade rumors, it’s worth starting to read published reports closely to discern what might be legitimate and what might be laughable.
Daniel Alfredsson scored 70 of his 1,108 regular-season NHL points against the Bruins in 89 games with the Ottawa Senators and Detroit Red Wings.
Unless you were at Honda Center or turned the sound down while watching the Bruins’ 3-2 loss to Anaheim on NESN on Monday night, you have had it hammered into your head that the Ducks cheated.
Although the Bruins don’t leave for California until Sunday and there are question marks about which injured players will be traveling with the team and maybe some call-ups from Providence of the American Hockey League, coach Claude Julien confirmed on Friday that injured defenseman Zdeno Chara will not make the trip.
WILMINGTON — If the Bruins are going to find out what 2014 first-round David Pastrnak can contribute in the NHL as an 18-year-old and play him for more than the 7:53 he played in his debut on Monday, they might as well skate him on a line with their best all-around forward.
WILMINGTON — At least one positive to come out of the Bruins’ rash of injuries is that defenseman Zdeno Chara doesn’t have to work his way back alone.
No one could accuse Bruins coach Claude Julien of getting caught up in the hype of 2014 first-round pick David Pastrnak’s NHL debut on Monday.
The Bruins needed to clear a spot on their 23-man roster to make room for the return of winger Brad Marchand from injured reserve. So despite his share of the team lead in goals with five, Seth Griffith was assigned to Providence of the American Hockey League on Monday afternoon.
The positive news Monday morning was the Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara took a light skate at TD Garden prior to Boston’s morning skate in preparation for an evening game with the Pittsburgh Penguins.