Player News - Bruins

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The Boston Bruins have announced that Kevan Miller (illness) won't be healthy enough to suit up tonight.

Instead, Adam McQuaid will remain in the lineup. Miller has missed the last two games due to his ailment and by all accounts it is not believed to be serious. He'll probably be back next week but with just nine points in 40 games, he is fantasy irrelevant.
Jan 20 - 12:27 PM

Zdeno Chara has continued to play big minutes for the Boston Bruins this season.

Chara is 40 years old, but that hasn't stopped him from being a big-minute shutdown defenseman. The veteran has played 24 minutes or more in five of his last seven contests. "[Chara] thrives on it; he wants it. Sometimes you’ve got to grab him by the scruff – well I can’t – but [B’s assistant coach] Kevin [Dean] will try to get him off in [some of] those situations – not in a five-on-three – but he relishes that role," head coach Bruce Cassidy of Chara's ability to kill penalties. "If you look at our PK all year it has been in the top five, maybe slipped out to seven or eight. Zee is the biggest reason on it – and the goaltender has to make the saves. That’s not being disrespectful to [Patrice Bergeron], who does a great job, or [Riley] Nash, but Zee sees a lion’s share of it, and he sets the tone on it."
Jan 20 - 10:22 AM

Brad Marchand has been red-hot in the month of January.

The Bruins forward has racked up five goals and nine assists in just seven games this month. Marchand has failed to pick up at least one point just once in January. He has 20 goals and 46 points in 36 games this season. He's a must-start in all fantasy formats.
Jan 20 - 10:15 AM

Patrice Bergeron has been climbing up the Bruins all-time goal list lately.

Bergeron's hat trick against the Islanders earlier this week helped push him passed Wayne Cashman into seventh on the list with 278 goals. He's now 11 goals away from tying Ken Hodge for sixth all-time. "It’s not something I really stop and think about," Bergeron said. "I had the chance to learn from Cash my first few years (when he was an assistant coach). He was a great person. I’ve heard only good things about him as a player, the way he played the game. It’s always great to hear (about milestones attained) and a great honor. But I’m worried about what I can control, which is helping my team get some more wins."
Jan 20 - 10:09 AM

David Krejci contributed two assists in a 5-2 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.

Krejci also posted four shots and a plus-2 rating in the contest. He has produced two goals and four helpers over a four-game point streak. Krejci has 23 points in 26 games this year.
Jan 19 - 9:07 AM

Brad Marchand notched a goal and two assists in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Islanders.

Marchand has racked up 14 points (five goals, nine assists) in his past seven outings. He has been held off the scoresheet once during that span and he has registered five multi-point performances. Marchand has amassed 46 points in 36 matches this season.
Jan 19 - 9:02 AM

Ryan Spooner has found the back of the net in three straight games this week.

Spooner also added an assist in Thursday's 5-2 win over the New York Islanders. The 25-year-old forward has seven goals and 17 points in 24 matches this campaign.
Jan 19 - 8:53 AM

Anton Khudobin stopped 22 of the 24 shots he faced on Thursday night as the Boston Bruins defeated the New York Islanders 5-2.

Khudobin made a key save late in the third period on a Brock Nelson breakaway when the game was still close at 4-2. He improves his record to 10-2-4 with a 2.38 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage. With Rask healthy, expect Khudobin to get the odd start here and there to go along with the back-to-back situations, so his time will be limited. He has, however, proven able to pick up the victory when called upon.
Jan 18 - 9:50 PM

Patrice Bergeron scored three goals for the hat-trick as the Boston Bruins defeated the New York Islanders 5-2 on Thursday night.

With his hat-trick goal, Patrice Bergeron passed Wayne Cashman for seventh on the Boston Bruins all-time goal list with 278. It was Bergeron's second hat-trick of 2018 already, and the Bruins' center now has 19 goals and 38 points in 39 games. He also has 14 points in his last 10 games, so he is on fire. The Bruins have won seven of their last 10 games, losing none in regulation during that span.
Jan 18 - 9:42 PM

The Boston Bruins will scratch forward Frank Vatrano in the press box tonight.

Vatrano has two goals in 20 games this season, and will sit for the 11th straight game. Paul Postma will be joining him as a healthy scratch. Kevan Miller (illness) will also miss the game.
Jan 18 - 6:41 PM

Anton Khudobin will be in net for the Bruins on Thursday against the Islanders.

Khudobin is getting the second game of Boston's back-to-back situation after Tuukka Rask was in goal for Wednesday's win over Montreal. He turned aside 29 of 32 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss to Dallas on Monday in his last outing. Khudobin has a 9-2-4 record, 2.40 GAA and .924 save percentage in 16 contests this season.
Jan 18 - 12:11 PM

Adam McQuaid logged 15:12 of ice time in his return to the lineup on Wednesday night from a broken right fibula.

McQuaid had been ready to play for a couple of weeks, but he had to wait until someone on the back end was unavailable to get back into the lineup. Kevan Miller was absent due an illness against Montreal. McQuaid had four shots and two blocks in his first contest since Oct 19. He also saw 1:34 of penalty kill time, including 1:09 during a 5-on-3.
Jan 18 - 9:02 AM

Kevan Miller (illness) won't travel with the Bruins for Thursday's road match against the New York Islanders.

Coach Bruce Cassidy made the announcement after Wednesday's win over Montreal. He added that Miller could meet up with the team at some point. The defenseman didn't play Wednesday because of an illness.
Jan 18 - 8:57 AM

Patrice Bergeron contributed two assists in a 4-1 win against Montreal on Wednesday night.

Bergeron had the primary assist on goals by linemates David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand (power play) in the contest. Bergeron's five-game point streak was snapped on Monday, but he has amassed 11 points (six goals, five assists) in his last seven outings.
Jan 18 - 8:52 AM

David Krejci notched a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 4-1 win over Montreal.

Krejci had the primary helper on a goal by Ryan Spooner and he scored his eighth goal of the season into an empty net to seal Boston's victory. He also won 16 of his 20 faceoffs in the contest. Krejci has produced two goals and two assists during a three-game point streak. He has collected 21 points in 25 games this year.
Jan 18 - 8:46 AM


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