Player News - Bruins

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Zach Senyshyn is playing with Providence in the AHL playoffs after completing his third full season in the Ontario Hockey League.

He netted 42 goals and amassed 65 points in 59 games with Sault Ste. Marie during the 2016-17 campaign. The 20-year-old forward had four goals and one assist in 11 playoff matches, but he hasn't earned a point yet in three postseason matches with Providence. Senyshyn will probably need a full season in the minors before he is ready for the NHL. "I'm just going to work with them here and have a big summer," he said. "Coming in here, I've realized it's a big jump to this level and an even bigger jump to the next one. Right now, I'm just trying to take it day by day and soak up as much as possible."
May 23 - 9:45 AM

David Pastrnak accounted for one goal and six assists in seven games for the Czech Republic in the preliminary round of the World Hockey Championship.

He earned an assist in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to Switzerland, but the Czechs will play Russia in the quarterfinals on Thursday.
May 16 - 6:49 PM

Malcolm Subban is hoping to show the Bruins next season that he can step up.

The Bruins took Subban with the 24th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and while he has potential, injuries have held him back to an extent. In addition to that, he has gotten two starts in the NHL so far and neither of them were encouraging. "My two outings weren’t very good — they were terrible, to be honest," said Subban. "I am trying to prove to everyone here that I can play, that I deserve to play, and that I want to play in the NHL." It remains to be seen who the Bruins will choose as their backup goaltender for the 2017-18 campaign, but Subban has found himself behind fellow prospect Zane McIntyre in the depth charts. McIntyre left plenty to be desired when he did play in the NHL this season, but in the AHL he outperformed Subban. It will be worth keeping an eye on Subban over the next couple seasons as those campaigns will go a long way towards determining if Subban will live up to his promise or if he will ultimately fall short of it.
May 14 - 1:05 PM

Kevan Miller's injured shoulder won't require offseason surgery.

Miller played through the pain in Boston's first-round series against Ottawa, but the fact that he doesn't need to go under the knife is good news for his odds of being healthy at the start of next season.
May 11 - 8:35 PM

Tuukka Rask's groin issue is something that lingered throughout the season.

The ailment prevented him from making an important start for the Bruins on March 25. Rask was hoping that rest and some therapy would be enough to help him recover, but he had groin surgery on Tuesday to repair the problem.
May 10 - 9:42 AM

Tuukka Rask had successful groin surgery Tuesday.

He is expected to be ready for the start of the 2017-18 season. Rask played well in the playoffs despite the injury. He also had 37 wins along with a 2.23 GAA, a .915 save percentage and eight shutouts during the regular season.
May 9 - 6:43 PM

Patrice Bergeron underwent successful sports hernia surgery on Monday.

He is expected make a full recovery and be ready for the start of the 2017-18 season. Bergeron played the entire year with a sports hernia injury, but that didn't stop him from registering 21 goals and 53 points in 79 games.
May 9 - 6:39 PM

Colin Miller may be the most likely member of the Bruins to be drafted by the expansion Vegas Golden Knights on June 21st.

The Bruins seem to be leaning towards protecting seven forwards, three defensemen and Tuukka Rask. There isn't much value in a few of the Boston forwards who will be left unprotected (Matt Belseky and Kevin Hayes) so it is more likely Vegas will go after Miller or Adam McQuaid to bolster its blueline. Of course, Vegas could try something completely different and select goalie Malcolm Subban from the Bruins. No NHL team can lose more than one player in the expansion draft.
May 7 - 8:46 AM

Jake DeBrusk will probably get a long look at training camp.

He spent the entire season in the AHL with Providence, but he did make progress and impressed members of the Boston organization. "He's been tremendous throughout the year," B's executive director of player development John Ferguson Jr. said. "He's really made strides. Early on, he had high shot totals and the production wasn't coming just yet, the conversion rate wasn't there.But he finished really strong, a great second half. He believes he's ready to play (in Boston), without question. He's got great confidence, but he's never once allowed that to adversely affect his play down here." Debrusk had 19 goals and 49 points in 74 games during his first AHL season. He also has three goals and one assist in five playoff contests.
May 5 - 9:09 AM

The Boston Bruins are reportedly listening to offers for Ryan Spooner.

Spooner is eligible to become a restricted free agent this summer and the Bruins might not re-sign him even if they don't trade him. Spooner, 25, took a step back in terms of offensive production in 2016-17 with 11 goals and 39 points in 78 contests. In the playoffs he ended up being listed as a healthy scratch in Games 5 and 6, highlighting just how far he had fallen in the team's depth charts. Some of the teams that might be interested in his services include New Jersey, Vancouver, and Las Vegas.
May 4 - 6:20 PM

Anders Bjork will decide where he plays next year after representing the U.S. at the World Hockey Championships.

The Bruins prospect will either sign with the Bruins or return to college. "Our hopes are he sees where we're at as a team and some of the young players we're putting in our lineup," said team president Cam Neely. "We hope he sees he's a player we think very highly of, that could step in and contribute here."
May 3 - 10:08 AM

If Ryan Spooner is back with the Bruins next season then team president Cam Neely expects him to be better.

"Whether it's that player being more consistent or an upgrade of a player being more consistent, yeah," Neely said. "You see the depth of a successful team, you need that depth. Ryan's done a great job on the power play, but there's more to the game than just being a specialty player. I think if we get some help in that regard, it will be beneficial for the team." Spooner will be a restricted free agent this summer and could still return to Boston.
May 3 - 10:04 AM

Frank Vatrano wants to improve and get off to a better start in 2017-18.

"I learned a lot this year. Obviously being up the whole year has really helped me," said Vatrano. "You see what guys do on a daily basis, but to be around it the entire year and see the commitment that everyone has in this room is awesome. And everyone in this room, everyone has the same goals. For me, I want to be a complete player and become a top-six guy and show that I'm reliable in the defensive zone and not just a one-dimensional player." He didn't get to make his debut until Dec. 22 because he tore ligaments in his foot. Vatrano posted 10 goals and 18 points in 44 games.
May 2 - 9:57 AM

David Backes recorded 38 points in 2016-17, which is his lowest point total in a full season since 2007-08.

Backes hopes to get more responsibility next season and possibly return to playing center. "Do I think all the other options were explored? I don't," he said. "(Bruce Cassidy's) time was short, and what worked he went with, and what didn’t work he tried to change. ... Me at center with different guys or different combinations? I think there's always room for tinkering with it, just so we can have depth and roll three good lines or four good lines. That'll be up to next year, especially when you have a preseason you can try out some of those things. Maybe that'll be an opportunity to explore other options that we have." He spent most of his time under Cassidy on the wing with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand.
Apr 30 - 5:49 PM

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


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