Player News - Bruins

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Patrice Bergeron netted a goal in the Bruins’ 6-2 loss to the Blue Jackets on Saturday night.

Through the Bruins’ struggles this season, Bergeron has continued to play up to expectations. Bergeron also got five shots on goal. He now has points in three straight, with five over that timeframe. He has seven goals and 27 points in 36 games this season. Craig Cunningham scored the other goal.
Dec 27 - 10:02 PM

Niklas Svedberg was pulled in the second period of Boston’s 6-2 loss to the Blue Jackets on Saturday night.

Svedberg was making the rare start Saturday night, even more so because of the holiday break teams just returned from. He didn’t do much to capitalize on that chance, though, giving up three goals on 15 shots. Tuukka Rask came on in relief and also stopped 12 of 15, in 33:24. Svedberg has a 2.46 goals-against average and .918 save percentage. Rask stands at 2.59 GAA and .919 SV%.
Dec 27 - 10:01 PM

The Bruins could look to sign Torey Krug to an extension in the near future, according to HNIC’s Elliotte Friedman.

Jan. 1 is the date that players on one-year contracts can sign new extensions. Krug is obviously an integral part to the Bruins’ defense. He has 13 points 31 games this year, earning $1.4 million. He is set to be a restricted free agent this offseason.
Dec 27 - 9:20 PM

Seth Griffith and Zach Trotman will once again be healthy scratches Saturday night against the Blue Jackets.

The young prospect Griffith has found himself in and out of the lineup over the last few weeks and will once again find himself a healthy scratch Saturday in Columbus. He has just seven points (five goals and two assists) in 25 games played this year. Trotman hasn't played since December 17th and has four assists in 17 games played on defense for the Bruins this year.
Dec 27 - 6:22 PM

Updating an earlier item, Niklas Svedberg is probable to start in goal and not Tuukka Rask Saturday night against Columbus.

Stay tuned, but be prepared to ddjust your goaltending rotation accordingly.
Dec 27 - 3:06 PM

There is both good and bad in Gregory Campbell's game so far this season.

If you have Campbell on your squad, you were probably hoping for some contributions in some of the expanded statastics such as faceoff wins and shots. Campbell is certainly doing well in the dot with a 55.3 win percentage. However, his shot total is anemic--29 shots in 30 games. If Campbell is going to be worth rostering he is going to have to direct more shots on the opponents net in the immediate future.
Dec 27 - 8:10 AM

David Pastrnak did not fare very well in the Czech National team's perliminary game on Friday.

The Czech Nationals lost 5-2 to Sweden and Pastrnak was miuns two as he was on the ice for two out of the three Swedish even-strength goals. He also did not take a shot on net. Pastrnak and the rest of the Czech squad will be looking to rebound against the Swiss on Saturday.
Dec 27 - 8:04 AM

If you are looking for some penatly minutes Saturday night make sure you have Milan Lucic active.

Lucic will likely be looking for payback against the Blue Jackets, and in particular, Dalton Prout, who sucker punched him on November 21st that led to a one-sided loss in a fight. Just after that game Lucic had the following to say: "I didn’t like it [the sucker punch], but the good thing is we get to play them two more times." There is a very strong possiblity Lucic will get, at the very least a fighting major, so make sure you have him in your lineup.
Dec 27 - 7:51 AM

Zdeno Chara has displayed some rust since returning to the lineup from a torn posterior cruciate ligament in his knee.

Still, the behemoth defenseman hasn't let that hurt his numbers from a fantasy standpoint. In seven games since his return, Chara has four assists, 18 shots and a plus-5 rating. Getting some extra time off for the Christmas break could help him make adjustments.
Dec 26 - 5:50 AM

Loui Eriksson entered the Christmas break as Boston's hottest player.

He has registered six goals, including two overtime winners, and two assists in his past eight contests. "I think he’s skating better," coach Claude Julien said. "When you're confident, a lot of things come easy to you; when you're not, you're skating out there sometimes you feel like you've got a piano on your back and your sluggish and everything else. But right now I think he's feeling it."
Dec 25 - 9:41 AM

Boston Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton is poised to produce big-time after the Christmas break.

Hamilton had two points during his first nine games this season, but he has 18 points in his past 26. He had a five-game pointless streak before scoring two goals and one assist against the Buffalo Sabres last Sunday. He'll get his share of opportunities on the Bruins' top pairing and with the power-play time he receives.
Dec 24 - 10:02 PM

Patrice Bergeron earned three assists in Tuesday's 5-3 victory against Nashville.

He earned the primary helper on one goal by Loui Eriksson and two by linemate Brad Marchand. Bergeron has produced 10 points, including nine assists, in his past nine outings.
Dec 24 - 9:55 AM

Chris Kelly registered a pair of assists in Tuesday's 5-3 win over Nashville.

He earned the secondary helper on both of Loui Eriksson's goals. Kelly has fit in nicely on a line with Eriksson and Carl Soderberg this season. He will enter the Christmas break riding a five-game point streak (one goal, five assists).
Dec 24 - 9:48 AM

Brad Marchand registered a pair of goals for the Bruins in Tuesday's 5-3 win over Nashville.

The markers snapped a six-game goalless drought for Marchand, who has tallied 10 times on the campaign. The Bruins also received a pair of goals from Loui Eriksson in the victory to give him nine for the year. Patrice Bergeron chipped in with three assists in the victory.
Dec 23 - 10:14 PM

Tuukka Rask turned aside 22 of 25 shots Tuesday night as the Bruins upended Nashville by a score of 5-3.

Rask has won back-to-back starts and hopefully for his fantasy owners is beginning to round into form. The usual fantasy stud possesses rather pedestrian numbers this year, at least by his standards. His 14-10-3 record is accompanied by a 2.54 GAA and a .912 save percentage.
Dec 23 - 10:05 PM

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