Player News - Bruins

Date: Team: Pos:

Matt Beleskey believes that Jimmy Vesey made "a bad decision" by signing with the Rangers.

Beleskey tweeted those words to Vesey's Twitter account after it was announced that the college free agent had signed with New York. The Bruins, who are Vesey's hometown team, were in the mix for his services, but they were unable to convince him to join their squad.
Aug 21 - 9:50 AM

Brian Ferlin has inked a one-year, two-way with Boston.

He will earn $725,000 if he plays at the NHL level or $80,000 in the AHL. Ferlin picked up six goals and eight assists in 23 games with Providence last year and one helper in seven appearances with Boston.
Aug 11 - 10:11 AM

Chris Casto has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with Boston.

He is slated to earn $650,000 if he plays at the NHL level. In 68 games with Providence of the AHL last year, he posted seven goals and 23 points. Casto doesn't have any NHL experience yet.
Aug 9 - 7:54 PM

Adam McQuaid got to relax this off-season, as he finally didn't have to go through a summer of rehab.

"This is the first [summer] I didn't have a surgery in the last three years, so this is a good start," he said. "Not being behind the 8-ball is good. There's probably going to be a lot of talk about the D-corps and uncertainty in different areas, but I'm looking forward to coming in, having a good training camp and having a really good season." Injuries have been an issue for him and he appeared in 64 games last year. McQuaid is a good source of hits, blocks and penalty minutes when he is in the lineup.
Aug 9 - 11:17 AM

David Pastrnak has spent most of summer in Boston working with the Bruins' strength and conditioning staff.

He learned a great deal after he suffered a broken foot early in the 2015-16 campaign. It helped him gain some additional muscle and speed for when he returned. Those lessons appear to have carried over in his preparation for the upcoming season.
Aug 8 - 1:33 PM

David Krejci (hip) could sit out the World Cup of Hockey.

According to a report from Czech sports news site, iSport.cz, Krejci has been warned by his doctors not to push it and play in the upcoming tournament. "According to [my doctor]... I could play another five, six, seven seasons," said Krejci, who underwent hip surgery in May. "He advises me not to hurry to return and risk unnecessary problems for next season." He hasn't been ruled out yet and we'll keep you posted on his status.
Aug 6 - 4:11 PM

David Backes understands that he could shuffle between linemates and positions in 2016-17.

It's believed that he may start on the wing with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand, but he also could play center at times against larger lineups. "It's not going to be something that's set in stone," said Backes. "I think it will be an adjustment. Whatever [coach] Claude [Julien] thinks is necessary . . . when you're playing with good players, I think the old NHL maybe you were stuck in your lane and you just went up and down the wall, but [these days] it's pretty dynamic and fluid."
Jul 28 - 11:39 AM

Tim Schaller believes he has a shot at a roster spot with Boston out of training camp.

"Boston was a good fit," said the New Hampshire native. "We think I'm better than the prospects, so we thought it was a good fit. Hopefully I can beat out a bunch of guys for a job." Schaller spent most of the 2015-16 campaign in the minors with Buffalo, while generating three points in 17 appearances with the Sabres when he was called up. If he manages to land a spot with the team then it would probably be a fourth-line role.
Jul 25 - 10:38 AM

Jeremy Lauzon is expected to play in the QMJHL again in 2016-17.

Lauzon has specific areas to work on for the rest of the summer and the next campaign. "They want to see me get more mobile in the defensive zone, and to get bigger and more physical," said Lauzon, referring to the Boston Bruins' requests. "I think I did that pretty well last year, and offensively that was pretty good, too. I thought I had a great season, and the offense was really rolling. Now I’m coming here with that in the background, and hopefully at main camp this year that I’m going to be ready. He had 10 goals, 50 points, and 80 penalty minutes in 46 QMJHL games with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. He also showed his dedication when he returned for the Memorial Cup after an errant skate severed a nerve and muscle in his neck and he needed surgery to repair the damage.
Jul 21 - 10:11 AM

Kevin Dean has been selected as the new head coach of the AHL's Providence Bruins.

Dean spent the previous five years as an assistant coach with Providence. He also had four campaigns as an assistant coach with the AHL's Lowell Devils and was the bench boss of the ECHL's Trenton Devils for a season back in 2010-11.
Jul 19 - 3:19 PM

David Krejci (hip) might not be available for the World Cup.

Krejci is recovering from a hip surgery he had in April. Even if he can't participate in the World Cup, he should be ready for the start of the regular season.
Jul 18 - 4:14 AM

The Boston Bruins have begun their contract negotiations with Brad Marchand.

Marchand still has one season left on his four-year, $18 million deal, so re-signing him isn't urgent, but the Bruins want him to play a big role in their long-term plans. "I think I’ve been pretty upfront with the fact that we’ve identified [Marchand] as a core guy, and we want to continue down that path. It always takes two sides to make a deal, and I would envision that he’d like to be a part of this organization for what could arguably be his whole career," Bruins GM Don Sweeney said. "Brad has a say in this as well, but as far as talking contracts that’s about as far as I’ll go in that regard." Marchand is coming off a big season for him where he scored 37 goals and 60 points in 77 contests.
Jul 16 - 5:15 AM

Joe Morrow has agreed to a one-year, $800,000 contract.

Morrow's deal is one-way, so he'll earn the full salary even if he's sent to the minors. He had a goal and seven points in 33 contests with Boston last season.
Jul 15 - 11:46 AM

Colin Miller has signed a two-year, $2 million contract with the Boston Bruins.

Miller had three goals and 16 points in 42 games with Boston in 2015-16. He also had four goals and 12 points in 20 AHL contests. After securing this contract, it seems Boston plans to keep him in the NHL for the entire 2016-17 campaign.
Jul 15 - 11:45 AM

Jake DeBrusk thinks he made progress in 2015-16 despite his offensive production dipping.

DeBrusk had 21 goals and 65 points in 61 WHL contests last season, down from 42 goals and 81 points in 72 WHL games in 2014-15. "I think I just got better in my defensive zone and defensive awareness," said DeBrusk. "I was used on the penalty kill and in all situations. On Swift Current, I played all three (forward) positions in the game and I played around 30 minutes a game, and that’s really good for the development and for me to learn different parts of the game. I’d be going up against top lines every single night and top defense pairings. It was a big learning curve, and I felt it got better as it went along." It's worth noting that DeBrusk did add eight goals and 17 points in 17 WHL playoff games. He's eligible to play in the AHL next season if he can't make Boston's opening game roster.
Jul 12 - 9:36 AM


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