Player News - Bruins

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Frank Vatrano had a foot injury in the postseason.

He had one goal in six playoff matches versus the Senators in Round 1. Vatrano was limited to just 8:34 in Boston's last postseason match. It's unclear if he needs surgery at this time. In 44 games during the regular season, Vatrano registered 10 goals and 18 points.
Apr 28 - 9:22 AM

Kevan Miller finished the playoffs with a shoulder/biceps issue.

A determination still has to be made if he needs surgery. He skated in all six postseason games against Ottawa in Round 1 of the playoffs. Miller contributed 13 points in 58 appearances during the regular season.
Apr 28 - 9:19 AM

Anton Khudobin's job as Boston's backup goalie isn't secure going into next season.

"Anton is firmly in the mix. You look at what he did down the stretch and how can he not be. But that's the goalie we need," said GM Don Sweeney. "I can't have any doubts or reservations, so we're going to meet as a group to make sure we’re making the right decision. If someone passes Anton, whether it be Zane [McIntyre] or Malcolm [Subban], then we move in that direction. But we've been patient for the development standpoint to try and look internally. But it's a position we've sort of been chasing our tail on a little bit for a couple of years now. I'm very aware of it, do not run from it and I'd like it to be resolved." Boston may look outside of the organization for help in the crease as well to try to lighten the load for Tuukka Rask in 2017-18.
Apr 28 - 9:15 AM

It remains to be seen if Anders Bjork will agree to sign with the Bruins for the 2017-18 campaign.

Bjork had 21 goals and 52 points in 39 games with Notre Dame this season. The Bruins control his rights as he was taken in the fifth round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, but if he holds out until August 2018 then he can become an unrestricted free agent. He has the potential to serve in a top-six role in his rookie season and his alternative is to stick with Notre Dame for his senior year. "We’ve had discussions. We’ll continue to have discussions. He hasn’t made a firm decision, whether or not he’s leaving school. So it will be his decision," said Bruins GM Don Sweeney. "The opportunity is there for him to join us, and we’d like him to. But again, that’s his decision to make at the right time."
Apr 27 - 4:05 PM

David Pastrnak will play for the Czech Republic in the 2017 World Championships.

Pastrnak is extending a breakout season where he scored 34 goals and 70 points in 75 games. He contributed another two goals and four points in six contests during the Bruins' first round loss to the Ottawa Senators. He'll be a restricted free agent this summer after completing his entry-level contract.
Apr 27 - 2:11 PM

Drew Stafford would like to return to Boston next season.

"Absolutely. If there's any kind of a chance [to return to Boston], I would definitely be into it. I know my wife wasn't able to make it out here, but we had talked about it a little bit as a possibility," said Stafford. "If they feel like it could be a good fit then we'll cross that bridge moving forward. The business side of it kind of works itself out, but personally I loved my experience here and it would be great. We'll see what happens." He had eight points in 18 games after he was acquired from Winnipeg and he posted two goals in six playoff matches. If he doesn't re-sign with the Bruins then Stafford is eligible for unrestricted free agency.
Apr 27 - 8:46 AM

Charlie McAvoy isn't eligible to play in the AHL playoffs, but he will suit up for Team USA at the upcoming IIHF World Championships.

McAvoy's pro career started with three assists and a minus-2 rating in six NHL postseason games with the Boston Bruins. He averaged 26:11 of ice time per game and should be a key building block for the team moving forward.
Apr 26 - 5:35 PM

Sean Kuraly has been sent to Providence for the AHL playoffs.

Kuraly had two goals in two postseason games for Boston. He had 14 goals and 26 points for Providence in 54 games during the regular season.
Apr 26 - 5:03 PM

Adam McQuaid hopes that he hasn't played his last game with Boston with the expansion draft fast approaching.

"I hope not. I never thought of it that way, to be honest with you," McQuaid said. "The reality is that they're picking someone from every team. I hope that's not the case for me. I want to be back here and I've always said how much I love it here. I can't imagine playing for another team." The Bruins will have to decide who to protect with McQuaid, Kevan Miller and Colin Miller as potential candidates for Vegas. He suffered a neck injury in Game 2 of the playoffs and he wasn't able to play in the last four games of the series.
Apr 26 - 10:15 AM

David Pastrnak will be a restricted free agent this off-season and he would like to stay with the Bruins.

"Obviously, I love it here. It's where I started and where I got the opportunity to play in the NHL," Pastrnak said. "This is not something I've been focusing on the whole season and I'm not going to think about it now. I did what I could." The 20-year-old winger exploded for 34 goals and 70 points in 75 games in 2016-17. He also had four points in six playoff matches. Pastrnak is due for a sizable raise after completing his entry-level contract.
Apr 26 - 10:07 AM

Patrice Bergeron's sports hernia occurred in Boston's last practice before the season began.

He sat out the first three games then played the next 79 and then suited up in all six playoff contests against Ottawa. "I've been dealing with a sports hernia all (through the season), so with the schedule it was definitely something that was nagging and it was there for most of the year," Bergeron said Tuesday. "But having the breaks in the second half definitely helped a lot to make it feel a little better." He may need surgery to repair the problem, but that determination hasn't been made yet.
Apr 26 - 9:59 AM

Bruce Cassidy has officially become Boston's 28th head coach.

The Bruins removed the interim tag from Cassidy on Wednesday morning. He took over after Claude Julien was fired Feb. 7 and led the team to an 18-8-1 record to finish the season. Cassidy and the Bruins were eliminated in Round 1 of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Apr 26 - 9:52 AM

Zdeno Chara doesn't appear to be thinking of retirement just yet.

Chara has one year left on his current contract, and he's interested in signing a new deal after next season. The 40-year-old's production has slowed down, but he's still an effective defenseman. He had 10 goals and 19 assists in 75 games this season. He averaged 23:19 of ice time during the regular season and 28:46 during the playoffs.
Apr 25 - 10:01 PM

Brandon Carlo confirmed that he was suffering from a concussion.

Carlo didn't play in Boston's six-game series against Ottawa due to the injury, but he was getting better and felt a return was close had the Bruins lasted longer. The 20-year-old defender played in all 82 games during the regular season. Carlo recorded 16 points, 88 shots, 59 penalty minutes and a plus-9 rating in his first NHL season.
Apr 25 - 4:38 PM

Torey Krug had an MCL injury to his right knee.

He was hoping to be ready for Game 7 against Ottawa, but the Bruins were eliminated in Game 6. Krug won't require surgery, which is good news. All of this makes it sound like he should be ready for training camp.
Apr 25 - 4:09 PM


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