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David Warsofsky thinks the 2014-15 campaign will be an important one in his career.

At the age of 24, Warsofsky has played in six NHL games with Boston and he's still fighting for a regular roster spot. That will be a difficult thing for Warsofsky to earn though given that the Bruins have a bit of a defensive logjam. Currently they have six defensemen signed to one-way contracts, plus RFA Torey Krug and Dougie Hamilton. With that in mind, Warsofsky currently looks like the ninth defensemen in the Bruins' depth charts, although any trade or significant injury could push him into the lineup next season.
Jul 28 - 6:15 PM

Joe Sacco is thrilled to be joining the Boston Bruins.

Sacco will serve as an assistant coach under Claude Julien. "Well it's obviously an exciting time to be a part of the Bruins organization right now and the success that they've had in the past number of years," Sacco said. "Moving forward especially with the group now, I feel pretty fortunate right now to step in and serve in the capacity that I'll be doing so." Sacco hasn't worked with the Bruins' organization before, but he's from Medford, MA and played at Boston University, so he should feel comfortable in Boston.
Jul 25 - 9:23 AM

Bruins coach Claude Julien suggested that Loui Eriksson will help fill the void left by Jarome Iginla.

That meshes with what Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said in June when Iginla walking as a free agent was still just a possibility. Eriksson had just 10 goals and 37 points in 61 games last season, but he also suffered two concussions. He'll have a prime opportunity to rebound if the Bruins give him a shot on their top line in 2014-15.
Source: NHL.com
Jul 24 - 10:32 PM

Joe Sacco has joined the Boston Bruins as an assistant coach.

Sacco spent the 2013-14 campaign serving in the same capacity with Buffalo. He previously spent four seasons as the Colorado Avalanche's bench boss and finished with a 130-134-30 record. "He’s got some great experience, not only as a hockey player but also as an assistant coach, whether it’s been in the American League or NHL," Bruins head coach Claude Julien said. "He's also been a head coach in both leagues as well, so I think just the fact that we've been able to have a guy who has that much experience coming into our group [is important]. Also the fact that he's been a player for such a long time — we all know that he'll have instant respect from our players." Sacco had 94 goals and 213 points in 738 career NHL games.
Jul 24 - 5:51 PM

The Boston Bruins have signed David Warsofsky to a one-year, two-way contract.

Warsofsky comes with a $600,000 annual cap hit if he plays in the NHL. He had a goal and two points in six games with Boston last season.
Jul 24 - 1:22 PM

Zach Trotman said it was a "dream come true" for him to get a one-way contract with the Bruins.

More specifically, Trotman inked a two-year contract that's two-ways in 2014-15 and one-way in 2015-16. Even still, the fact that the Bruins would structure his deal like that suggests that they feel Trotman isn't far off from being a regular in the NHL. It helps that AHL Providence coach Bruce Cassidy has also singled out Trotman and Joe Morrow as "clearly the next guys in line" for the Boston Bruins. Trotman played in two games with Boston in 2013-14 and also had 24 points in 53 AHL contests.
Jul 21 - 5:34 PM

Milan Lucic won't apologize for whatever he said in the handshake line during the conclusion of the Montreal-Boston series that bothered Dale Weise.

Lucic did add that in retrospect he feels he could have handled the situation better. "But more than saying what I said to the players, I was upset with losing," Lucic said. "I was upset with losing to them. We had such a great team that had won the Presidents' Trophy and that being the end and losing the way that we did, I think it all just accumulated to me losing my cool in the handshake." Lucic and the Bruins will get their first rematch against the Canadiens on Oct. 16.
Jul 21 - 9:25 AM

Justin Florek has inked a one-year, two-way contract extension with Boston.

Florek will come with a $600,000 annual cap hit if he plays in the NHL. He had 19 goals and 38 points in 69 AHL games in 2013-14. He also ended up playing in six playoff contests with Boston and scored a goal.
Jul 18 - 8:25 PM

Craig Cunningham has inked a one-year, two-way deal with Boston.

Cunningham can earn $600,000 annually at the NHL level or $85,000 if he spends the 2014-15 campaign in the minors. He had 47 points and 40 penalty minutes in 75 AHL games last season.
Jul 18 - 8:24 PM

Tyler Randell has signed a one-year, two-way contract with Boston.

Randell had 11 points and 93 penalty minutes in 43 AHL games in 2013-14. His deal comes with a $575,000 annual cap hit if he plays in the NHL.
Jul 18 - 2:45 PM

Tommy Cross signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Boston Bruins.

Cross will earn $600,000 if he spends the season in the NHL or $72,500 annually at the AHL level. He had seven points and 54 penalty minutes in 55 games last season.
Jul 18 - 2:42 PM

Zach Trotman has agreed to a two-year contract with the Boston Bruins.

Trotman will come with a $625,000 annual cap hit at the NHL level. His deal is two-ways in 2014-15, but it's just one way for the second season. He had eight goals and 24 points in 53 AHL games last season.
Jul 18 - 1:31 PM

Rob O'Gara is on the right path to eventually break into the NHL.

O'Gara has spent the last two seasons at Yale University after being selected by the Boston Bruins in the fifth round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-foot-4 blueliner had 11 points and 30 penalty minutes in 33 NCAA games last season. "If you've watched him play over the course of his two seasons at Yale," said Bruins assistant GM Don Sweeney, "and realize how much he plays and the situations he plays in — and part of the national championship team as a freshman — I think you quickly understand that he has a lot of good tools, a lot of things that we are very, very excited about as a National Hockey League defenseman."
Jul 17 - 9:56 AM

Jordan Caron has agreed to a one-year, $600,000 contract with the Boston Bruins.

The Bruins investigated the possibility of trading Caron, not because he requested a move, but because they were trying to be fair to him and felt he might have a better opportunity to play regularly elsewhere. Nothing materialized from that, but he still might end up being dealt before the summer's over. Caron had three points and 36 penalty minutes in 35 games last season.
Jul 16 - 12:41 PM

David Pastrnak is looking forward to meeting his idol, David Krejci.

"I know…I just hope I'm going to stay alive after [meeting Krejci], if it's going to happen," said Pastrnak. "I always said if I get this chance, I would do my best and show to the Bruins that they made the right decision and I would really enjoy it. Until this moment happened now, I've been always just dreaming about it. But now it came true, but my dreaming isn't done. I have to still do more things for my dad, and for my family. I still have more that I have to do, and I just have to keep working. That can be a good beginning." Pastrnak was taken by Boston with the 25th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. The Bruins have already signed him to an entry-level contract.
Jul 16 - 9:35 AM


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