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Tue. Apr 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rask stopped all 23 Detroit shots on net in Tuesday's 3-0 Game 3 victory.
Impact: Typical Rask -- in three playoff games, he's allowed two goals. There aren't many goalies who inspire more confidence than the 27-year-old Finn right now.
Tue. Apr 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Meszaros will be a healthy scratch for Tuesday's Game 3 against the Red Wings, Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News reports.
Impact: With Matt Bartkowski recovered from the illness that kept him out the first two games of the series, Meszaros will head to the press box to create room for him in the Boston lineup. Meszaros contributed no points or hits, but did block two shots over the first two games.
Tue. Apr 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bartkowski (illness) appears to be back in the lineup Tuesday against the Red Wings, Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe reports.
Impact: Bartkowski was on the ice for pregame warmups and was paired up with Johnny Boychuk, a sign he'll be good to go for Game 4. Andrej Meszaros will head to the press box as a result.
Tue. Apr 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bartkowski (illness) will take warmups with the Bruins prior to Tuesday's game against the Red Wings.
Impact: Bartkowski skated with the Bruins Tuesday morning, but his status for Game 3 against the Red Wings is shaping up as a game-time decision.
Tue. Apr 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Paille (undisclosed injury) was not present for the Bruins' Tuesday morning skate.
Impact: Nor was fellow forward Chris Kelly, meaning that Justin Florek and Jordan Caron are in line to remain in the Bruins' lineup for Tuesday's Game 3 against the Red Wings.
Mon. Apr 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Paille (undisclosed injury) participated in Monday's optional skate, the Bruins' official site reports.
Impact: Paille, who remains in the day-to-day category, appears closer to a return to action than fellow forward Chris Kelly, but the speedy winger is still looking iffy for Tuesday's Game 3 against the Red Wings.
Mon. Apr 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bartkowski (illness) participated in Monday's optional skate, the Bruins' official site reports.
Impact: Bartkowski, who has missed the first two games of the Bruins' playoff series against the Red Wings, appears to have a decent shot to return to the team's lineup for Tuesday's Game 3, barring any setbacks.
Apr 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Miller (illness) saw 19:52 worth of ice time in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Red Wings.
Impact: Miller, who logged four hits and two blocked shots in the game, had been dealing with a bout of stomach flu, but he looks good to go going forward as the B's continue their playoff slate against the Red Wings in Game 3 on Tuesday.
Apr 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Florek scored a goal against the Red Wings in Sunday's Game 2 win for the Bruins.
Impact: Florek is a rookie who played four games for the Bruins this season, notching two points. However, it seems unlikely he will have much of an impact for a deep Boston team.
Apr 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Krug picked up two helpers in Game 2 against the Red Wings on Sunday.
Impact: Krug first made his name in last year's playoffs, and this season he had 40 points, including 14 goals. He should continue to be a legitimate point producer from the blue line as the playoffs continue.
Apr 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rask made 34 saves on 35 shots in a Game 2 win over the Red Wings on Sunday.
Impact: Rask has only let in one goal in both games so far, although the series is now tied up at one game apiece. No surprise here from the NHL's best goalie.
Apr 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kelly (back) will not play Sunday against the Red Wings, Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe reports.
Impact: With Daniel Paille also unavailable Sunday, Justin Florek and Jordan Caron are slated to remain in the Bruins' forward mix Sunday against Detroit.
Apr 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Paille (undisclosed injury) will not play Sunday against the Red Wings, Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe reports.
Impact: Neither will fellow forward Chris Kelly, which paves the way for Justin Florek and Jordan Caron to remain in the Bruins' mix up front for Sunday's Game 2 against Detroit.
Apr 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Miller (illness) will return to the lineup for Sunday's Game 2 against the Red Wings, CSN New England's Joe Haggerty reports.
Impact: Both Miller and fellow defenseman Matt Bartkowski missed Game 1 due to the illness, but the Bruins will have at least one blueliner back in the fold for Game 2. Look for Miller to pair up with Torey Krug on Sunday.
Apr 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bartkowski (illness) will not be in the lineup for Sunday's Game 2 against the Red Wings, CSN New England's Joe Haggerty reports.
Impact: Bartkowski will now miss the first two games of the series with the illness, with Kevan Miller drawing back into the defensive mix in his stead.
Apr 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Paille (undisclosed injury) skated for the second straight day Saturday, the Boston Herald reports.
Impact: Given that Paille skated with Dennis Seidenberg and Adam McQuaid -- who both are still in injury rehab mode -- it doesn't seem likely that the winger will suit up for Sunday's playoff game against the Red Wings.
Sat. Apr 19, 2014 | STATS
News: Miller has the flu.
Impact: It's uncertain when he'll return to the ice.
Sat. Apr 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lucic was fined $5,000 by the NHL on Saturday for spearing Red Wings' defenseman Danny DeKeyser during Friday's game, The Globe and Mail reports.
Impact: Though the play, which occurred late in the second period, was not penalized, Lucic will cut a check to the league. He will not be suspended, though, so his status for Sunday's Game 2 shouldn't be affected.
Sat. Apr 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bartkowski (illness) took part in Saturday's practice after missing Friday's Game 1.
Impact: It was the first practice all week for Bartkowski, who was dealing with an illness. His status is still up in the air for Game 2, though his presence on the ice Saturday seems to indicate there's a good chance he'll play. Coach Claude Julien said a determination will be made depending on how Bartkowski feels Sunday.
Sat. Apr 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Miller (illness) was back on the ice at Saturday's practice after missing Friday's game.
Impact: An illness kept Miller from skating in Game 1, but his presence at practice suggests he could suit up for Sunday's Game 2. With Matt Bartkowski (illness) also present at Saturday's practice, the pair figures to reclaim their spots on the blue line. According to coach Claude Julien, both players' availability "will depend on how they feel tomorrow."
Sat. Apr 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Miller (flu) sat out Friday's 1-0 loss to the Red Wings, the Boston Herald reports.
Impact: With fellow blueliner Matt Bartkowski also dealing with the flu, Andrej Meszaros and Corey Potter suited up for the Bruins in their place on Friday. Consider Miller day-to-day in advance on Sunday's Game 2 against the Red Wings.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rask allowed one goal on 24 shots in Friday's 1-0 loss to Detroit in Game 1 of the teams' Atlantic Division semifinal series.
Impact: Rask was beaten late in the third period on a tremendous individual effort from Pavel Datsyuk he may not have seen completely. Rask played well in the game, but so did his counterpart, Jimmy Howard. Rask is the frontrunner for the Vezina Trophy and the Bruins will ride their star goalie every night of the playoffs.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Miller (flu) didn't take the ice for Friday's warmups and appears to be a scratch for Game 1.
Impact: Miller was back on the ice for Thursday's practice so his absence on Friday is a bit of a surprise. His illness shouldn't keep him out too long, and he could be in the lineup as early as Game 2.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kelly (back) wasn't on the ice for warmups and will miss the team's opener against the Red Wings on Friday.
Impact: Kelly hasn't played since April 8 due to the back injury and won't take the ice for Game 1 on Friday. He is still considered day-to-day but hasn't made any encouraging steps to indicate his return in the near future.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bartkowski (undisclosed) will miss Game 1 on Friday after not appearing in warmups.
Impact: Bartkowski hasn't skated all week so his absence in the warmups and Game 1 isn't shocking. He will probably be questionable for Game 2 as well, and will join Daniel Paille, Chris Kelly and Kevan Miller as injury-related scratches for Game 1.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Paille (undisclosed) didn't skate in warmups on Friday and will sit for Game 1.
Impact: Paille skated for the first time this week on Friday morning which was an encouraging sign for his status in Game 1, but it appears he won't play. He will likely join Matt Bartkowski, Kevan Miller, and Chris Kelly in being out of the lineup for the series opener.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bartkowski (unspecified reason) did not participate in the Bruins' optional morning skate Friday, csnne.com reports.
Impact: The report notes that Bartkowski hasn't been seen on the ice since Sunday's season finale against the Devils, so he's iffy heading into Friday's playoff opener against the Red Wings. It Bartkowski is unable to suit up Friday, look for Andrej Meszaros to fill in on the Bruins' blue line.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kelly (back) did not participate in the Bruins' optional morning skate Friday, csnne.com reports.
Impact: Kelly, who has been out since injuring his back on April 8, thus heads into the opening round of the playoffs (which starts for the Bruins on Friday) in the day-to-day category, along with fellow forward Daniel Paille.
Fri. Apr 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Paille (unspecified injury) skated Friday morning.
Impact: The report notes that it was Paille's first time on the ice this week, so consider the speedy winger day-to-day as the Bruins' opening-round playoff series against the Red Wings opens on Friday.
Thu. Apr 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bartkowski (unspecified reason) did not practice Thursday, the Bruins' official site reports.
Impact: The report points out that a flu bug hit the Bruins earlier this week, though at this stage it's unclear whether that's what's ailing Bartkowski or he's dealing with an injury of some kind.
Thu. Apr 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Miller, who missed the last couple days of practice with the flu, was back on the ice at Thursday's session, CSN New England's Joe Haggerty reports.
Impact: Miller paired up with Torey Krug and appeared to be at full strength during the practice. He should be a full go for Friday's Game 1 against the Red Wings.
Thu. Apr 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bergeron (lower body) practiced in full Thursday, CSN New England's Joe Haggerty reports.
Impact: At this point, it looks like Bergeron will be a safe play for the postseason now that he's practiced for two consecutive days on his usual second line. Bergeron enjoyed another productive regular season for the Bruins, scoring 62 points while showing his typical toughness on defense. He'll have a good chance at claiming the Selke Trophy for the second time in his career.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Miller (unspecified reason) did not practice Wednesday.
Impact: It's possible that Wednesday's absence was maintenance-related, but in any case, the sturdy Miller is only an option in deeper playoff formats after finishing the regular season with six points and a plus-20 rating in 47 games.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bartkowski (unspecified reason) did not practice Wednesday.
Impact: It's unclear what's ailing Bartkowski, but we should have a better idea regarding his status for Friday's playoff opener by Thursday. Bartkowski recorded 18 assists and a plus-22 rating in 64 games for the Bruins this past season, so in playoff pools he's only an option for heavy backers of Boston.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kelly (back) did not practice Wednesday.
Impact: As Friday's playoff opener against the Red Wings approaches, Kelly remains day-to-day, with Justin Florek filling in for him at practice on the Bruins' third line, which also features Loui Eriksson and Carl Soderberg.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Paille (unspecified injury) did not practice Wednesday.
Impact: The Bruins are calling Paille (who was helped off the ice this past Saturday after absorbing a check) day-to-day, which clouds his status for Friday's playoff opener against the Red Wings. Meanwhile, Jordan Caron is skating on the B's fourth line in practice in place Paille.
Wed. Apr 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bergeron (lower body) skated on a line with Brad Marchand and Reilly Smith at Wednesday's practice.
Impact: Bergeron sat out the Bruins' regular-season finale with a minor lower body injury, but his presence at practice Wednesday -- while skating with his usual linemates, is a strong indication that he'll be good to go for Friday's playoff opener against the Red Wings.
Tue. Apr 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: GM Peter Chiarelli acknowledged a return is not imminent for Seidenberg, the Boston Herald reports.
Impact: Seidenberg resumed skating last week after suffering an ACL and MCL injury back in December, and it appears the team is not counting on him to return this season. The Bruins may need to make it to the Stanley Cup Finals before the idea of activating Seidenberg would be seriously entertained.
Tue. Apr 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: GM Peter Chiarelli indicated Tuesday that McQuaid's (quad) return to the Boston lineup is not imminent, Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald reports.
Impact: McQuaid has been painfully slow to recover from a quad injury suffered back on Jan. 19, as he didn't resume skating until last week. The team is proceeding cautiously with him for the time being, and with the acquisitions of Andrej Meszaros and Corey Potter since McQuaid exited the lineup, it wouldn't be surprising if he remained on the injured list for the entirety of the postseason.
Tue. Apr 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Bruins have recalled Florek on an emergency basis, NESN.com reports.
Impact: Florek provides the Bruins with depth up front in advance of their playoff opener Friday against the Red Wings, with fellow forwards Chris Kelly and Daniel Paille both dealing with injuries.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Bruins have assigned Florek to AHL Providence.
Impact: Florek, who recorded three shots in 15:57 worth of ice time Sunday against the Devils, saw action in the B's regular-season finale Sunday, with the team resting several veteran forwards in advance of the NHL playoffs.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Bruins have assigned Cunningham to AHL Providence.
Impact: Cunningham, who saw 10:42 of ice time in Sunday's loss to the Devils, would need injuries to hit the B's hard up front in the playoffs to see additional action with the big club this season.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
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Impact: Khokhlachev recorded two shots in 15:14 of ice time in Sunday's loss to New Jersey, which marked his NHL regular-season debut. He returns to Providence as the team's leading scorer and one of the Boston organization's more promising young forwards.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Johnson stopped 28 of 31 shots in Sunday's loss to New Jersey.
Impact: With the Presidents' Trophy already locked up, Johnson was simply giving No. 1 goalie Tuukka Rask the day off. The Penguins' fifth-round pick in 2005 ends a sharp campaign (17-4-3, 2.10 GAA) in which he became one of the most reliable goaltender handcuffs in fantasy hockey. As a pending unrestricted free agent, he could garner some surprising attention this summer. If Johnson ends up signing elsewhere, then Niklas Svedberg would be the top candidate to emerge as Rask's top backup next season.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Soderberg snapped a four-game point-scoring drought with two assists in Sunday's 3-2 loss to New Jersey.
Impact: Although he was quiet (three points in six games) in the final two weeks of the season, the 28-year-old finishes with 16 goals, 32 assists and a plus-5 rating over 73 games in his rookie NHL campaign.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Marchand collected a goal and an assist in Boston's regular-season finale, a 3-2 loss to New Jersey on Sunday.
Impact: After producing streakily for most of the year, Marchand logged three goals and seven assists in his final 10 games of the season. This campaign also marks the second time in his five-year career that he's surpassed the 25-goal and 50-point marks.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Eriksson notched a minus-2 rating, but contributed a goal and an assist in Sunday's loss to New Jersey.
Impact: Perhaps this little outburst to end the regular season is good news for head coach Claude Julien and his heavily favored playoff-bound Bruins. Previously a reliable 20-to-30-goal scorer, Eriksson eked out a highly disappointing 10-goal, 37-point campaign in his first season with Boston.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kelly remains day-to-day with a back injury.
Impact: Meanwhile, the Boston Globe suggest that Kelly -- who is dealing with back spasms -- could be available for the B's postseason opener this coming week. The veteran forward is being rested in Sunday's regular-season finale against New Jersey, in any case.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Paille (unspecified injury) is day-to-day, according to coach Claude Julien.
Impact: Paille won't play in the Bruins' season finale on Sunday, and while Julien said that the forward is "doing great," it remains unclear if Paille (who was left wobbly by a check on Saturday) will be available at the start of the upcoming playoffs.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bergeron (lower body) did not travel with the Bruins to New Jersey, where the team plays Sunday, the Boston Globe reports.
Impact: Bergeron is dealing with a minor lower-body issue, so the Bruins will play it safe with him Sunday in advance of the playoffs. He should be available once the postseason commences, but we'll let you know if that assessment changes.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Iginla did not travel with the Bruins for Sunday's game in New Jersey, the Boston Globe reports.
Impact: With the Bruins' playoff seeding locked in, Iginla is among the key players being rested in advance of the playoffs. Iginla thus finishes up the regular season with 30 goals and 61 points in 78 games, to go along with a plus-34 rating.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: With the Bruins' playoff seeding set, Krejci did not travel with the team for Sunday's game in New Jersey, the Boston Globe reports.
Impact: Krejci finishes the season with 19 goals, 69 points and a spiffy plus-39 rating in 80 games. The slick center merits a premium pick in most playoff pools, given the overall strength of the B's and his strong postseason track record.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: With the Bruins' playoff seeding set, Chara did not travel with the team to New Jersey for Sunday's game, the Boston Globe reports.
Impact: Chara thus finishes the regular season with 17 goals and 40 points in 77 games, to go along with a plus-25 rating. Chara will get some well-deserved rest Sunday, with a large workload looming for him in the upcoming NHL playoffs.
Sun. Apr 13, 2014 | STATS
News: Rask made 24 saves in Saturday's win over Buffalo.
Impact: Rask and the B's will face the Wings in the postseason.
Sun. Apr 13, 2014 | STATS
News: Krug had two assists in Saturday's win over Buffalo.
Impact: Krug and the B's will face the Wings in the postseason.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: With the team's playoff seeding locked in, Lucic did not travel with the Bruins to New Jersey where the team plays Sunday, the Boston Globe reports.
Impact: Neither did fellow forwards Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci, Jarome Iginla, Chris Kelly and Daniel Paille, which paves the way for recalls Craig Cunningham, Justin Florek, Alexander Khokhlachev and Matt Lindblad to see action in the Bruins' regular-season finale.
Sun. Apr 13, 2014 | STATS
News: Krejci scored twice in Saturday's win over Buffalo.
Impact: Krejci and the B's will face the Wings in the postseason.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Johnson is in line to start Sunday's game against New Jersey.
Impact: With the Bruins having clinched the Presidents' Trophy, the team figures to rest several key cogs Sunday, including top netminder Tuukka Rask, who started Saturday's game against the Sabres. Once the playoffs start, however, the Bruins will roll with Rask, as long as he stays healthy.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Bruins have recalled Khokhlachev from AHL Providence on an emergency basis.
Impact: With the Bruins having clinched the Presidents' Trophy on Saturday, the team is expected to rest several key players Sunday against New Jersey, which paves the way for Khokhlachev (as well as fellow call-ups Craig Cunningham, Justin Florek and Matt Lindblad) to see action in the team's regular season finale. The promising Khokhlachev -- a 2011 second-rounder -- currently leads Providence in scoring, with 57 points in 63 AHL contests.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Bruins have recalled Florek from AHL Providence on an emergency basis.
Impact: Florek, who has notched a goal and an assist in three games with the big club this season, has also recorded 19 goals and 38 points 69 AHL contests. With the Bruins having clinched the Presidents' Trophy on Saturday, the team is expected to rest several key players Sunday against New Jersey, which paves the way for Florek (as well as fellow call-ups Craig Cunningham, Alexander Khokhlachev and Matt Lindblad) to see action in the team's regular-season finale.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Bruins have recalled Cunningham from AHL Providence on an emergency basis.
Impact: Cunningham, who has one game with the big club under his belt this season, is third in scoring for Providence, with a team-high 25 goals and 47 points overall in 73 AHL contests. With the Bruins having clinched the Presidents' Trophy on Saturday, the team is expected to rest several key players Sunday against New Jersey, which paves the way for Cunningham (as well as fellow call-ups Justin Florek, Alexander Khokhlachev and Matt Lindblad) to see action in the B's regular-season finale.
Sun. Apr 13, 2014 | STATS
News: Paille missed Game 3 of the Bruins' first-round series with Detroit.
Impact: He went down on April 12 with an apparent head injury and has resumed skating, though his status going forward is unknown.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Following Saturday's win over the Sabres, the Bruins did not provide an update on the condition of Paille, who was helped off the ice during the third period of the contest after absorbing a check, the Boston Herald reports.
Impact: That said, Paille looked pretty wobbly as he headed to the dressing room and given that he has already dealt with concussion issues this season, it seems very plausible that the speedy winger could miss time beyond Sunday's season finale against New Jersey.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Chara picked up an assist and was handed 14 PIM in Saturday's win over the Sabres.
Impact: After getting a rest Thursday against Winnipeg, Chara returned on Saturday, logging 20:53 of ice time. Chara is now on a three-game point streak (one goal, three assists), and is up to 17 goals and 40 points in 77 games on the season. He is expected to sit out Sunday's regular-season finale against New Jersey.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rask stopped all but one of the 21 shots he faced in Saturday's win over the Sabres. He also picked up the second assist on a David Krejci power-play goal.
Impact: Rask is now 36-15-6 on the season with a .930 save percentage and a 2.04 GAA. He leads the NHL with seven shutouts and is a frontrunner for the Vezina Trophy. Good job if you drafted him in fantasy hockey this season.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Krug dished out two helpers in Saturday's win over the Sabres.
Impact: Krug only has three points in his last 10 games, but has tallied 14 goals and 40 points in 78 games on the season. He is also a plus-19 on the year, with Mar. 2 vs. the Rangers being the last time Krug finished with a negative plus-minus rating in a game.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Krejci netted his 18th and 19th goal of the season as the Bruins clinched the Presidents' Trophy with a win over Buffalo on Saturday.
Impact: Krejci continues to role for Boston, tallying three goals and six assists over his last seven games. Krejci now has 69 points in 80 games on the season, which is the second-highest point total he has ever recorded in a season. To add to the fun, Krejci's plus-39 rating is the best in the entire NHL. The 27-year-old is a known playoff performer, so with the postseason right around the corner, Krejci's dominance could extend far past the regular season.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bruins coach Claude Julien said after Saturday's game that Bergeron's lower-body issue is "very minor".
Impact: Bergeron was pulled from Saturday's game in the third period, after sitting with a minor undisclosed injury Thursday against the Jets. It's obviously not what the Bruins want to see, but it sounds like the star two-way forward should be fine for the playoffs. However, he's highly unlikely to play in Sunday's regular-season finale.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Paille was helped off the ice on Saturday against Buffalo, Howard Ulman of the Boston Globe reports.
Impact: The injury apparently occurred in a collision with Buffalo defenseman Jake McCabe, who was subsequently given a five-minute major and a game misconduct for interference. Although no further update was provided on his condition, it seems unlikely at this point that he will be available for Sunday's regular season finale against the Devils.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Bruins will likely rest key players for Sunday's regular-season finale in New Jersey.
Impact: With the President's Cup in hand, the Bruins officially have nothing to play for besides pride. Chara will likely be among the key players rested, as the team is expected to make some call-ups from the AHL.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Based on the team's pregame line rushes, Bergeron (undisclosed injury) is in line to return to the Bruins' lineup Saturday against the Sabres.
Impact: Bergeron sat out Thursday's shootout loss to the Jets with an undisclosed minor injury, but based on warmups, he's slated to resume his duties centering the Bruins' second line on Saturday.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Chara is slated to return to the Bruins' lineup Saturday against the Sabres.
Impact: With Chara -- a healthy scratch on Thursday -- set to rejoin the B's lineup, Andrej Meszaros and Corey Potter appear to be in line to sit Saturday, based on warmups.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rask will start Saturday's game against the Sabres.
Impact: The Bruins will roll with Rask -- who gave way to Chad Johnson in Thursday's shootout loss to the Jets -- on Saturday against Buffalo, but we wouldn't be surprised to see Johnson get the nod Sunday against the Devils, in the team's regular-season finale.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Spooner was reassigned to AHL Providence on Friday, Joe Haggerty of CSNNE.com reports.
Impact: Spooner joined the lineup Thursday against the Jets in place of Patrice Bergeron, seeing 14:18 of ice time and registering a shot on goal. Bergeron's injury was considered minor and looks like it will only keep him one game, lessening the need for the Bruins to hang on to Spooner.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kelly, who is day-to-day with a back injury, should be ready to go for the playoffs, according to the Bruins' official site.
Impact: It appears as though the Bruins will play it safe with Kelly as the regular season concludes this weekend, though with 18 points in 57 games to date, the veteran forward is only of note in deeper formats. During his time with Boston, Kelly has recorded 19 points over 54 postseason contests, so the third-liner could be worth a later dart in playoff pools for those inclined to back the B's.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bergeron sat out Thursday's shootout loss to the Jets with what was described as an undisclosed minor injury, the Bruins' official site reports.
Impact: It's unclear what's ailing Bergeron, but with the B's having been resting key players selectively of late, it's not surprising that a minor issue was enough to prompt the team to rest the center on Thursday. Consider Bergeron day-day-day in advance of the team's back-to-back games, Saturday (against Buffalo) and Sunday (against New Jersey).
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Khokhlachev leads AHL Providence in scoring, with 57 points (including 21 goals) in 61 games.
Impact: While Khokhlachev, a 2011 second-rounder, has had an impressive AHL season, the Bruins have plenty of depth up front, so the 20-year-old likely won't be rushed to the NHL. Still, it's not hard to imagine the nifty forward getting a chance to make some noise with the big club as soon as next season.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Spooner saw 14:18 worth of ice time in Thursday's shootout loss to the Jets.
Impact: Spooner, who was playing in his first game with the big club since Jan. 20, has recorded 11 helpers in 23 games for the B's overall. The 22-year-old could see another regular season game or two, with the Bruins resting key players selectively down the stretch, but once the playoffs start, he'll be an injury or two from re-entering the mix. Spooner remains, however, a name to know in keeper formats, given the speed and playmaking upside he possesses.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Smith recorded an assist in Thursday's shootout loss to the Jets.
Impact: Smith, who has points in each of his last two games, checks in with 20 goals and 51 points in 80 games to date. Acquired by the Bruins in the Tyler Seguin deal this past summer, Smith has been one of the team's most pleasant surprises this season, displaying good stick skills and speed, while mostly working of the team's balanced second line, along with Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Krejci, who was a healthy scratch Tuesday against the Wild, recorded an assist in Thursday's shootout loss to the Jets.
Impact: Krejci, who logged 20:27 worth of ice time in the contest, approaches the B's final two regular-season contests as the team's scoring leader, with 67 points (including 50 assists) in 79 games, to go along with a league-best plus-38 rating. Given the strength of the B's (who top the league standings board) and the center's strong postseason track record, Krejci will be a premium pick in most playoff pool formats.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rask gave way to Chad Johnson in Thursday's shootout loss to the Jets.
Impact: Once the playoffs start, Rask will be locked in as the B's starter in goal, but with the Bruins resting key players selectivity down the stretch, we'd expect Rask to give up another start to Johnson -- either Saturday against Buffalo or Sunday against New Jersey -- to close out the team's regular-season slate.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Iginla (lower body) recorded five shots on goal in 19:32 worth of ice time in Thursday's shootout loss to the Jets.
Impact: Iginla, who had missed three of the Bruins' last four games, returned to the team's top line Thursday and looks good to go in advance of the upcoming playoffs. Coach Claude Julien has been resting key players selectively of late, so it remains to be seen if Iginla will suit up for both of the B's back-to-back contests (Saturday against Buffalo and Sunday against New Jersey) to close the regular season.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Miller (undisclosed) returned to the lineup Thursday against the Jets.
Impact: After missing the previous two games with an undisclosed injury, Miller saw 20:29 of ice time in this one. He was quite productive on both sides of the ice, attempting two shots on goal on offense and supplying four hits and six blocked shots defensively.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Johnson made 36 saves Thursday in Winnipeg, but ended up on the wrong end of a 2-1 shootout loss.
Impact: Tough one for Johnson, who has been stuck with consecutive overtime losses after winning 17 of his first 21 decisions. The Bruins have two games left, and it seems likely he'll start one of them to keep Tuukka Rask fresh for the playoffs.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Chara is in line to be rested Thursday versus the Jets.
Impact: Chara is simply being rested in preparation for the playoffs. With that in mind, Boston will be without its best defenseman, as will most fantasy teams featuring Chara.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bergeron will be rested for Thursday's game.
Impact: Bergeron will be afforded a night off Thursday due to the small amount of time remaining in the regular season. Thus, both the Bruins and Bergeron's fantasy owners will be forced to replace his impressive haul of 29 goals and 32 assists this season.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Iginla joined the Bruins for pregame warmups ahead of Thursday's game against Winnipeg.
Impact: Iginla was viewed as a game-time decision to play Thursday, but early indications suggest he'll be out there as usual. As such, Iginla's fantasy owners should feel free to deploy Boston's leading goal scorer as they normally would.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Johnson will start in goal Thursday versus Winnipeg.
Impact: Johnson made his last start one week ago against Toronto, when he allowed four goals in an overtime loss. However, starting in place of teammate Tuukka Rask on Thursday, Johnson will face a Jets team that was held scoreless in its most recent outing.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Krejci, who was a healthy scratch Tuesday against Minnesota, is ready to return to the Bruins' lineup Thursday against the Jets, the team's official site reports. "I'm excited to play [tonight]," Krejci said Thursday. "It was nice to get a little time off but at the same time, it's not fun to watch the game from the stands or from the dressing room or on TV, so I'm glad I'm back and I'm looking forward to it."
Impact: With Krejci slated to return to the lineup, the Bruins may choose to rest another key forward instead on Thursday, with Patrice Bergeron a possibility on that front.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kelly (back) won't play Thursday against the Jets, NESN.com reports.
Impact: Kelly is dealing with a back injury that leaves him in the day-to-day category as Saturday's game against the Sabres approaches.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bergeron was not spotted at the Bruins' Thursday morning skate, Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe reports.
Impact: Benjamin adds that coach Claude Julien did not confirm that Bergeron will be rested Thursday night against the Jets, but that's a plausible scenario after the team made fellow center David Krejci a healthy scratch on Tuesday against the Wild.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rask was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate and is expected to receive the starting nod Thursday against the Jets, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Impact: Rask lost for the second time in three contests Tuesday against the Wild, giving up three goals on 24 shots before falling in the shootout. He's still been magnificent in the net for the last month-plus, and remains worth using on any night he's in goal.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Iginla (lower body) is viewed as a game-time decision for Thursday's game against the Jets, the Boston Herald reports.
Impact: Iginla has missed three of the Bruins' last four games with what the report suggests is an ankle issue. The veteran winger practiced fully Wednesday, however, which bodes well for his chances of rejoining the team's lineup on Thursday.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | STATS
News: Chara was credited with two assists in Tuesday's shootout loss to Minnesota.
Impact: Chara has three goals and nine assists over his last 16 games.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | STATS
News: Bergeron extended his career-best point streak to 12 games with his 29th goal of the season in Tuesday's shootout loss to Minnesota.
Impact: Bergeron's 29 goals are two shy of the career-high 31 he scored in 2005-06, his second season in the league.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | STATS
News: Smith scored his 20th goal in Tuesday's shootout loss at Minnesota.
Impact: Smith's goal-scoring pace has slowed considerably. He has two goals over his last 27 contests after scoring 18 in his first 52.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Spooner was recalled on an emergency basis Wednesday.
Impact: Spooner will provide the Bruins with some extra depth at forward while Chris Kelly and Jarome Iginla remain day-to-day with injuries. He could make an appearance in the lineup Thursday against the Jets if neither of those players are able to go.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McQuaid (quad) has returned to the ice.
Impact: That said, coach Claude Julien indicated that at this stage, McQuaid's return is not imminent. A potential return at some point during the postseason appears to be the most plausible scenario for the Bruins' rugged blueliner.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Miller (undisclosed injury) skated with the Bruins on Wednesday.
Impact: Miller could play Thursday against the Jets, but that may not be confirmed either way until shortly before game-time. In any case, with six points and 38 PIM in 44 games to date, Miller is only of note in deeper formats.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Iginla (lower body) skated with the Bruins on Wednesday.
Impact: Iginla last suited up for the B's in a game on April 3, but he could play as soon as Thursday against the Jets, with a decision on that front slated to be made by coach Claude Julien on Thursday.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kelly (unspecified issue) is day-to-day, according to coach Claude Julien.
Impact: Kelly did not participate in Wednesday's practice, which clouds his status for Thursday's game against the Jets. Meanwhile, Julien indicated that Kelly's issue is "not something major, but something that needs to be addressed."
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Seidenberg -- who suffered a torn ACL and MCL back on Dec. 27, skated Tuesday for the first time since undergoing surgery to repair his knee, the Boston Herald reports.
Impact: The report notes that the Bruins would likely need to make a deep playoff run for Seidenberg to have any sort of chance to return before the end of the current campaign, but his progress to date suggests, at the very least, that the sturdy blueliner should be good to go in advance of training camp next season.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bergeron scored a goal in Tuesday's shootout loss to the Wild.
Impact: By notching the tally, Bergeron extended his career-high point-scoring streak to 12 games. With three games left on their regular season slate, the Bruins may selectively rest key cogs this week, with Bergeron among the players who may get a breather in advance of the playoffs.
Wed. Apr 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Eriksson scored a goal in Tuesday's shootout loss to the Wild.
Impact: With the Bruins electing to rest center David Krejci, Eriksson skated with Milan Lucic and Carl Soderberg on Tuesday, while also seeing 3:48 worth of power-play ice time. With three games remaining on their regular season slate, look for the Bruins to continue to selectively rest key players (a group that might include Eriksson) in advance of the playoffs.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Chara picked up a pair of assists -- one on the power play -- in Tuesday's shootout loss to Minnesota.
Impact: It was Chara's first multi-point game since March 17, when he also delivered two assists against Minnesota. Curiously, before these last two games, he'd had all of one assist in 11 career contests against the Wild.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rask stopped just 21 of 24 in Tuesday's shootout loss to the Wild.
Impact: Rask hasn't exactly looked sharp as the season's wound down, allowing three goals in three of his last four starts. Still, that won't put much of a damper on his Vezina-worthy campaign.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Krejci is a healthy scratch Tuesday against the Wild, Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe reports.
Impact: While it's good to see Krejci isn't dealing with any sort of injury, the timing of his absence is far from ideal for fantasy owners. The Bruins offered no indication earlier in the day that Krejci would not be in the lineup Tuesday.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Krejci was not on the ice for pregame warmups Tuesday and looks to be out of the lineup for the game against the Wild.
Impact: The Bruins previously ruled Jarome Iginla and Kevan Miller out for Tuesday following the team's morning skate, but made no mention of Krejci's status. It's possible that with the Bruins in the driver's seat for the best record in the Eastern Conference, coach Claude Julien just wanted to give the forward the night. The team should update Krejci's status shortly if it turns out he's dealing with an injury.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rask will indeed be in the crease Thursday against the Wild.
Impact: Rask led the Bruins onto the ice for pregame warmups and will enter the contest in search of his 36th win of the season.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: With Jarome Iginla still out, Eriksson is on track to continue to skate with Milan Lucic and David Krejci on Tuesday against the Wild.
Impact: Eriksson picked up four helpers while skating on the B's top line (featuring Lucic and Krejci) against the Flyers on Saturday, so he's definitely worth a shot in daily formats Tuesday, given that outcome.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rask is on track to start Tuesday's game against the Wild.
Impact: The start will be the 57th of the season for Rask, who figures to defer to backup Chad Johnson in at least one of the B's remaining three games following Tuesday's contest.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Miller (undisclosed injury) will not play Tuesday against the Wild.
Impact: Consider the sturdy blueliner day-to-day as Thursday's game against the Jets approaches.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Iginla (lower body) will not play Tuesday against the Wild.
Impact: Loui Eriksson is on track to take Iginla's place on on the Bruins' first line Tuesday, while Iginla remains in the day-to-day category in advance of Thursday's game against the Jets.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Iginla (lower body) was not on the ice for Tuesday's pregame skate.
Impact: At this stage, it looks like Iginla will sit out Tuesday's game against the Wild, with Loui Eriksson on track to take his place on the B's first line.
Sun. Apr 6, 2014 | STATS
News: Eriksson matched his career high for points in a game and set a personal mark for assists with four in a 5-2 win over Philadelphia on Saturday.
Impact: The Boston Bruins winger had his only other four-point game Nov. 5, 2010, against Phoenix. He had a combined five points (one goal, four assists) in his previous 13 contests. Eriksson was moved to the Bruins' top line when Jarome Iginla was sidelined for the second time in three games due to a lower-body injury.
Sun. Apr 6, 2014 | STATS
News: Bergeron extended his point streak to 11 games with an assist in a 5-2 win over Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon.
Impact: The Boston center has nine goals and six assists during his run. His 28 goals this season are his most since he had a career-high 31 in 2005-06.
Sun. Apr 6, 2014 | STATS
News: Lucic had two goals as the Boston Bruins clinched the Eastern Conference's best record with a 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday afternoon.
Impact: Lucic, who also had an assist in Saturday's win, scored in an overtime loss in Toronto on Thursday to end a nine-game goal drought.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | STATS
News: Bergeron had a goal and an assist in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss at Toronto.
Impact: Bergeron had notched nine goals and five assists during a 10-game point streak.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | STATS
News: Soderberg returned Saturday.
Impact: Soderberg missed Thursday's loss to Toronto to be with his pregnant wife.
Thu. Apr 3, 2014 | STATS
News: Iginla returned to the Boston Bruins lineup on Thursday, a night after he missed a game in Detroit due to injury.
Impact: Iginla replaced forward Carl Soderberg, who returned to Boston for the birth of his child, according to coach Claude Julien. The 36-year-old former Calgary Flames captain leads the Bruins with 30 goals and is second in points with 61.