Boston Bruins Wiretap

Bruins Retaining Bruce Cassidy As Head Coach

Apr 26, 2017 12:47 PM

The Bruins are bringing Bruce Cassidy back next season, dropping the interim tag from his title as a reward for leading the team back to the playoffs for the first time in three seasons.

Cassidy replaced Claude Julien, the winningest coach in the history of the Original Six franchise, on Feb. 8 and led the team to an 18-8-1 record to finish out the season and earn a postseason berth.

Tags: Boston Bruins, Misc Rumor

Bruins Prepare For Playoffs Without Krug, Carlo

Apr 8, 2017 8:46 PM

The Bruins end the regular season and prepare for the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs without two of the team's top defensemen.

Torey Krug suffered a lower-body injury against the Senators on Thursday and was seen walking with the aid of crutches Saturday at TD Garden. Fellow blueliner Brandon Carlo suffered an upper-body injury during Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Capitals, and his status is unclear.

Tags: Boston Bruins, Injury, Misc Rumor

Canadiens Fire Coach Michel Therrien

Feb 14, 2017 5:41 PM

The Canadiens have fired Michel Therrien and have named Claude Julien, the recently fired coach of the Bruins, as his replacement.

"I would like to sincerely thank Michel for his relentless work with the Montreal Canadiens over his eight seasons behind the bench, including the last five seasons when we worked together," general manager Marc Bergevin said Tuesday.

"The decision to remove Michel from his coaching duties was a difficult one because I have lots of respect for him. I came to the conclusion that our team needed a new energy, a new voice, a new direction. Claude Julien is an experienced and well respected coach with a good knowledge of the Montreal market. Claude has been very successful as an NHL coach and he won the Stanley Cup. Today we hired the best available coach, and one of the league's best. I am convinced that he has the capabilities to get our team back on the winning track."

Tags: Montreal Canadiens, Boston Bruins, Misc Rumor, Signing

Bruins Fire Coach Claude Julien

Feb 7, 2017 1:53 PM

Claude Julien, one of the NHL's most highly regarded coaches, was fired by the Boston Bruins after weeks of rumors regarding his job status.

Assistant coach Bruce Cassidy, who was with some of the current players as head coach in Providence of the AHL, takes over as interim head coach, the team announced. Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said that he will compile a list of coaching candidates, and Cassidy will be on that list.

"There are a lot of people who are surprised and disappointed for Claude. He's a Stanley Cup champion," Cassidy said.

Tags: Boston Bruins, Misc Rumor

David Backes Out At Least Two Games Following Elbow Procedure

Oct 26, 2016 4:31 PM

David Backes will miss at least the Boston Bruins' next two games after undergoing a minor procedure on his arm.

"David Backes underwent the removal of the olecranon bursa from his elbow on Monday, Oct. 24. His condition will be updated after the weekend," general manager Don Sweeney said in a statement released by the team.

The bursa is a liquid filled sac that provides cushion against the pointy bone in the elbow.

Joe McDonald/ESPN

Tags: Boston Bruins, Injury

Bruins Lose Anton Khudobin For Three Weeks

Oct 25, 2016 7:19 PM

Anton Khudobin is expected to miss approximately three weeks with an upper-body injury.

Khudobin, 30, is 0-2-0 with a 4.10 goals-against average and .849 save percentage this season.

On Tuesday, the Bruins recalled goaltender Zane McIntyre on an emergency basis from Providence to back up Khudobin.

Tags: Boston Bruins, Injury

Isles, Dennis Seidenberg Agree To One-Year, $1M Deal

Sep 28, 2016 6:06 PM

Veteran defenseman Dennis Seidenberg has agreed to a one-year deal worth $1 million with the Islanders, according to a league source.

In June, the Bruins bought out the final two years of Seidenberg's contract worth an annual cap hit of $4 million. Seidenberg, 35, has played 13 seasons in the NHL with the Bruins, Flyers, Coyotes, Hurricanes and Panthers.

Tags: New York Islanders, Boston Bruins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Bruins Sign Brad Marchand To Eight-Year, $49M Extension

Sep 26, 2016 1:23 PM

The Boston Bruins have signed forward Brad Marchand to an eight-year contract extension worth $49 million through the 2024-25 season, the team announced Monday.

Tags: Boston Bruins, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

Agent: Jimmy Vesey Meets With Seven Teams

Aug 19, 2016 2:00 AM

After two days of meetings with seven teams, NHL prospect Jimmy Vesey and his agents are scheduled to sit and discuss the player's options, beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday.

A decision will not be made Thursday, but one is expected by Saturday, and perhaps as early as Friday.

Vesey, 23, is the reigning winner of the Hobey Baker Award, given to the top men's college hockey player.

In addition to the Sabres, who owned exclusive negotiating rights from June 20 to this past Monday, Vesey met with the Rangers, Islanders, Devils, Bruins, Maple Leafs, Penguins and Blackhawks during separate meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday in Boston.

Tags: Buffalo Sabres, New Jersey Devils, Boston Bruins, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Oilers Name Keith Gretzky Assistant GM

Aug 3, 2016 1:07 AM

Keith Gretzky was named the Edmonton Oilers' assistant general manager Tuesday.

Gretzky, the younger brother of Hall of Famer and Oilers icon Wayne Gretzky, spent the past five years with the Boston Bruins. Tuesday's move reunites him with Peter Chiarelli, who was general manager in Boston before being fired in 2015 and subsequently hired as the Oilers' GM.

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Boston Bruins, Misc Rumor, Signing

Bruins Sign Kevan Miller To Four-Year Extension
Kevan Miller's new deal has a cap figure of $2.5M per year.

Claude Julien To Return Next Season
Bruins GM Don Sweeney announced Thursday that coach Claude Julien will return for his 10th season.

Red Wings Move Closer To Playoffs
The Red Wings will be back in the NHL playoffs if they beat the Bruins on Thursday night.

Patrick Kane Reaches 100-Point Mark On Season
Patrick Kane is the first player to reach 100-points this season.

Bruins' Julien: 'I Felt Lundqvist Sold It'
Alain Vigneault was upset that Claude Julien had said Henrik Lundqvist was "acting."

Vigneault, Julien Trade Barbs
Rangers coach Alain Vigneault has criticized Bruins coach Claude Julien for making disparaging comments about Henrik Lundqvist.

Steven Stamkos Scores 500th Career Point
Steven Stamkos and the Lighting defeated the Bruins by the score of 6-3 on Monday in Boston.

Marchand Out Indefinitely With Concussion; B's Waive Irwin
Brad Marchand suffered the injury during Saturday's loss to Montreal.

Zdeno Chara Has No Timetable For Return
Zdeno Chara said he can't put a timetable on his return as he tries to recover from an undisclosed injury.

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Zdeno Chara Day-To-Day With Upper Body Injury
Zdeno Chara played three shifts and logged 1:57 of ice time before he suffered the injury.

Joe McDonald/ESPN

Dennis Seidenberg Out Eight Weeks With Back Surgery
Dennis Seidenberg will have surgery Thursday to repair a lumbar spine disk herniation and will be sidelined approximately eight weeks.

Joe McDonald/ESPN

Seidenberg To Have Back Surgery, Will Miss Eight Weeks
Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg suffered the back injury during an offseason workout.

Bruins Owner Donates $30M To U. At Buffalo
The University at Buffalo will name its medical school after the Jeremy Jacobs Family.

Peter Chiarelli To Be Named YoungStars GM
Stan Bowman will be the assistant GM for the YoungStars.

Brad Marchand Had Elbow Surgery Over The Summer
Bruins forward Brad Marchand expects to at full strength when camp opens on September 17.

Bruins, Jimmy Hayes Agree To Three-Year Deal
Boston also agreed to terms with Brett Connolly and Brandon DeFazio.

Sources: Matt Beleskey Signs Five-Year Deal With Bruins
Matt Beleskey scored 22 goals and had 10 assists in 65 games for the Ducks last season.

Sharks Send 2016 First-Round Pick, Prospect To B's For Martin Jones
The Sharks acquired goalie Martin Jones from the Bruins on Tuesday.

San Jose Mercury News

Bruins Send Dougie Hamilton To Flames For Three Draft Picks
Dougie Hamilton is a restricted free agent and is expected to earn some $7M per season.

Kings Send Jones, Miller, Pick To Bruins For Lucic
Milan Lucic played in 81 games for the Bruins last season totaling 44 points.

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