Player News - Bruins

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Loui Eriksson may get a chance on the Bruins' top line Sunday against Buffalo.

Seth Griffith has hit the wall and Eriksson has been dynamite lately playing with Carl Soderberg and Chris Kelly. Boston coach Claude Julien has been hesitant to separate Eriksson from Soderberg and Kelly as the three of them have been the Bruins' best line the past few weeks but he does need to get his top unit going as well. Keep an eye on this situation. Although Eriksson has had considerable success on the team's third unit, it is always better from a fantasy perspective to play with the big boys.
Dec 20 - 8:53 AM

Matt Bartkowski was back in the Boston lineup Friday night against the Jets.

He had been a healthy scratch for the Bruins' last five games. In 16:28 of playing time, Bartkowski was minus two and took four shots on goal. Boston coach Claude Julien didn't feel Bartkowski played badly despite being on the ice for both Winnipeg goals. Let's see if that means he will play Sunday against the Sabres. FYI, Zach Trotman sat in the press box Friay night.
Dec 20 - 8:43 AM

Seth Griffith could be looking at a demotion to the AHL if he does not start producing offensively.

It seems the 21-year-old has hit the very common "rookie wall" as he has not scored since November 15th. Now with David Krejci back and Milan Lucic playing better, Griffith will have top pick up his game if he wants to stay on the Bruins' first line and in the NHL altogether. Boston has been said to be looking for a big-bodied winger via a trade who could be a compliment to Krejci and Lucic, so Griffith's days may be numbered in any event. If you haven't dropped Griffith by now, we advise it might be time to make a move.
Dec 20 - 8:35 AM

Tuukka Rask stopped 25 shots but it wasn't enough in the Bruins 2-1 loss to Winnipeg on Friday.

Rask was the tough luck loser again in the net which is becoming the all too common theme for the Bruins who have had trouble scoring this season. Rask is win-less in four straight starts now and owns a 12-10-3 record on the season. Rask has just two wins in his last 8 starts overall and carries a 2.50 goals against average and .914 save percentage into his next start.
Dec 20 - 1:50 AM

Torey Krug scored the lone goal for Boston in a 2-1 loss to Winnipeg on Friday.

Krug picked up his sixth of year and 12th point of the campaign as he finished off a nice two-on-one play with Chris Kelly. Carl Soderberg drew the other assist. The Bruins fired 32 shots on rookie goalie Michael Hutchinson but were stymied for pretty much entire night.
Dec 20 - 1:36 AM

Joe Morrow, Matt Fraser, and Zach Trotman will all be healthy scratches against in Winnipeg on Friday night.

While each young player has potential to be an NHL-regular, only Fraser has much fantasy value at this time. With 38 PIMs over his 21 games, he's worth keeping an eye on for spot-starts against other pugilistic teams.
Dec 19 - 8:07 PM

Tuukka Rask will be between the pipes when the Bruins take on the Jets Friday night.

Rask has won nine of his career 13 starts against Winnipeg and has allowed more the two goals in a game just four times, and none in the last five starts dating back to January of 2013.
Dec 19 - 7:43 PM

Patrice Bergeron netted his sixth goal of the season in Wednesday's overtime win over Minnesota.

He snapped an 11-game goalless drought in the process. Bergeron hasn't been quiet offensively of late, with six points in his last six outings, but he had been starving in the goal department. The ripple effect of David Krejci's return should help players like Bergeron get back on track in Boston.
Dec 18 - 10:05 AM

Carl Soderberg notched a goal and an assist in Boston's 3-2 overtime win over Minnesota on Wednesday.

He opened the scoring in the first period with his first goal in his last 16 games. Soderberg combined with linemate Loui Eriksson on two of Boston's three goals, including the game winner in overtime. He has six markers and 21 points in 32 matches this campaign.
Dec 18 - 9:55 AM

Bruins center David Krejci returned to the Boston lineup in Minnesota Wednesday night after missing a month because of a groin injury.

It was his first game since Nov. 18. Krejci fired one shot on goal in the Bruins' 3-2 overtime win over the Wild. He also had a minus-1 rating in 18:22 of ice time.
Dec 17 - 11:18 PM

Niklas Svedberg turned away 35 of the 37 shots he faced in regulation and overtime en route to a 3-2 victory over the Wild in Minnesota.

In 10 appearances this season, Svedberg is 4-4-0 with a goals-against average of 2.24 and a save percentage of .925. He stopped 33 of 34 shots in a 2-0 loss to the Los Angeles Kings earlier this month. He doesn't play enough to merit consideration as a fantasy league goalie but watch for his starts. He'd probably be a good, inexpensive option in daily fantasy contests.
Dec 17 - 11:04 PM

Loui Eriksson scored at 1:30 of overtime Wednesday night to give the Boston Bruins a 3-2 triumph over the Wild in Minnesota.

It was Eriksson's sixth goal of the season and second point of the night. He drew his 11th assist on the Bruins' first goal of the game, scored by Carl Soderberg at 5:06 of the first period. Soderberg's goal also was his sixth of the season and he assisted on Eriksson's OT goal. Soderberg now has 15 assists on the season. Patrice Bergeron picked up the Bruins' other goal. It was his sixth of the season, as well.
Dec 17 - 10:48 PM

David Krejci will suit up for the Bruins on Wednesday against the Wild.

The Bruins center will be on the ice against the Wild Wednesday, so make sure to get him in your lineup. He was skating with Milan Lucic and Seth Griffith in warmups. In 11 games this season, Krejci has three goals and seven assists and will look to continue on his near point-per-game pace starting Wednesday. Matt Fraser will now move to the press box and serve as a healthy scratch to make room for Krejci.
Dec 17 - 7:49 PM

David Krejci (groin) isn't on injured reserve, according to Boston's official website.

Coach Claude Julien called Krejci a "possibility" for Wednesday's game against Minnesota and it looks like he could be back if taking him off injured reserve is any indication. The pregame warmup should tell us more. Krejci has missed 17 of Boston's last 19 games because of a groin injury.
Dec 17 - 6:32 PM

Zach Trotman will be on the blue line for the Bruins Wednesday versus the Minnesota Wild.

Trotman will pair up with Torey Krug to form the Bruins third defensive pairing. This will be Trotman's fourth consecutive game with the Bruins. He has three assists and a minus one rating in 16 games played for the Bruins on the year.
Dec 17 - 5:41 PM

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