Player News - Bruins

Date: Team: Pos:

Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson left Tuesday's preseason game versus Detroit early in the second period.

The Bruins forward went head-first into the boards and he did not return. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Sep 20 - 10:13 AM

Torey Krug exited Tuesday's exhibition match after he was hit in the face by a deflected puck.

Krug left at the 8:57 mark of the second period and he did not return. He was paired with rookie Charlie McAvoy in the contest. Stay tuned for updates on Krug's status.
Sep 20 - 10:11 AM

Ryan Fitzgerald made his NHL preseason debut on Tuesday and he scored a goal against Detroit.

Fitzgerald opened the scoring in a 4-2 win for the Bruins. He got to play with David Pastrnak and David Krejci during the first period and made the most of the opportunity. Fitzgerald could be a candidate for some NHL action this year, but he will likely spend most of the season in the minors.
Sep 20 - 10:05 AM

Austin Czarnik had a strong preseason performance on Tuesday night.

Czarnik scored on a penalty shot and tied David Pastrnak with a team-high four shots on goal in 15:15 of ice time during a 4-2 win over Detroit. "He was very good, and I think the forgotten man maybe he was thinking around all these young guys," coach Bruce Cassidy said. "He wants to make his mark and push for a job with the team, and I thought he looked real good and won a lot of pucks." Czarnik chipped in 13 points in 49 appearances with Boston last season.
Sep 20 - 10:00 AM

Anton Khudobin stopped 20 of 22 shots in Tuesday's 4-2 preseason win over the Detroit Red Wings.

The Bruins built up a 3-0 lead in the game when Detroit finally got on the board late in the second period. The Red Wings cut the lead to 3-2 early in the second period, but they were unable to beat Khudobin a third time. Khudobin is currently the favorite to land the backup gig behind Tuukka Rask. Zane McIntyre and Malcolm Subban will also be in the running for that job. None of those three goalies will have any fantasy value this season.
Sep 19 - 9:59 PM

Jake DeBrusk will play on a line with David Krejci and David Pastrnak in Tuesday's exhibition game against Detroit.

DeBrusk has been working with Krejci for the first five days of training camp. "I'm feeling good, excited to put on the jersey again and play at the Garden. We see each other every day, and we know how good we all are. I saw a couple of [young] guys get on the board last night with a big comeback win," he said referring to fellow roster hopefuls Anders Bjork and Jesse Gabrielle. "So they kind of set the tone and we're expecting the same result for sure. I just want to show that I can stay there, that I can play on that line and that I belong in that [top-six] area."
Sep 19 - 3:37 PM

Tim Schaller netted the game winner in Monday's 3-2 preseason win versus Montreal.

He got the marker on a 2-on-1 shorthanded rush with Noel Acciari. Schaller had seven goals and 14 points in 59 games with the Bruins last season. Jesse Gabrielle and Anders Bjork had the other goals for Boston in the contest.
Sep 19 - 9:54 AM

Patrice Bergeron won't play in Monday's preseason game against Montreal in Quebec City.

Bergeron won't get the chance to play in his hometown, but he had a feeling this was coming. Boston is being cautious with their top center because he is coming off sports hernia surgery, but he hasn't skated with any limitations at training camp.
Sep 18 - 4:07 PM

Peter Cehlarik (shoulder) hasn't been taking part in contact drills at training camp.

Cehlarik, who had shoulder surgery during the off-season, has been skating with his teammates during camp. His injury may result in him starting the season in the minors.
Sep 18 - 9:56 AM

Patrice Bergeron likes what he's seen from Bruins prospect Anders Bjork at training camp.

Bjork opened training camp on the top line with Bergeron and Brad Marchand. "He's got the speed of Segs (Tyler Seguin) and Pasta (David Pastrnak) and he's got the skills as well," said Bergeron. "He's a lefty so I've got to get used to that. I had Reilly Smith and Mark Recchi as lefties on the right side. It's just going back to making passes on the forehand. It's the opposite hand as last year. Little things here and there. But he's been a great player. I don't want to compare to anyone though. He's got his own style and he's been playing great so far. He's got to keep going that way."
Sep 18 - 9:53 AM

Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson skated between David Backes and Frank Vatrano on the third day of training camp.

"JFK is focused right now on thinking the game through out there and we're encouraging him to play a little more," coach Bruce Cassidy said. "He's analytical, makes him a good player, but we're going to ask him to get out of that zone a little bit and attack more." He will have to beat Ryan Spooner and Riley Nash for a center spot on the third or fourth line.
Sep 18 - 9:48 AM

Brad Marchand doesn't seem too concerned about the heightened expectations thrust upon him after his superb 2016-17 campaign.

Marchand had 39 goals and 85 points in 80 contests last season, up from 61 points in his 2015-16 campaign. "I think [opposing defenses] should just be following Pasta and Bergy around, but it’s fine if they want to cover me. They can just do their thing," said Marchand. "When you’re fortunate to have a year like [last season] there are definitely higher expectations. But I’m not going to put that on myself. It’s more about being prepared for every game and following Bergeron around and let him hit me when I go backdoor. We’re all just going to work hard, and hope it just works well for everyone." Marchand also credited his career-highs on his additional power-play ice time, but that's not the full story as he also stepped up at even strength. Either way, it wouldn't be shocking to see him take a small step back, but still record 60-70 points.
Sep 17 - 5:12 PM

It's likely going to take a series of injuries or rookies who are underperforming for Teddy Prucell to break camp with the Bruins.

Purcell is in Boston camp on a professional tryout and will have his work cut out for him to make the squad. He will need a few wingers to come up lame or young players such as Jake DeDrusk and/or Anders Bjork and Danton Heinen to fall on their collective faces to earn a roster spot. Purcell spent most of the 2016-17 campaign in the AHL and has not been a fantasy factor for years. We're not bullish on his chances.
Sep 17 - 8:38 AM

Although it's early in training camp, the Bruins seem willing to give Jake DeBrusk the first shot at securing a job on David Krejci's line.

Of course, that line also features budding superstar David Pastrnak. DeBrusk had a mediocre season with Providence of the AHL in 2016-17, but he finished strong and the Boston coaching staff is high on the 21-year-old. If DeBrusk can hold down this job he could be a fantasy asset this season. Watch him.
Sep 17 - 8:29 AM

Look for Tuukka Rask to be more active in the Bruins' net this season.

Boston coach Bruce Cassidy wants Rask to come out of his net and clear out dump-ins with more regularity this season. "I’m not asking him to be a third defenseman, a la Marty Brodeur in his day, but to be able to get out there and stop some pucks and place them for the (defensemen). That would be one more threat and one more angle the forecheck has to take and that can help us," the coach said. "Have some confidence to get out there. I think Tuukka makes good decisions with it and handles it just fine, but I’d like to see him be a little more proactive in that regard." Perhaps that approach will help Rask's fantasy numbers a little.
Sep 16 - 9:04 AM


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