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Matt Kalman
November 17, 2018 - 12:01 am
It was a night to remember for many Bruins during their 1-0 overtime loss at Dallas on Friday. Connor Clifton and Jakub Zboril made their NHL debuts, and Tuukka Rask made a strong return from his leave of absence (36 saves on 37 shots). But it was a night to forget for Bruins forward Brad Marchand...
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Matt Kalman
November 16, 2018 - 11:42 pm
Remember when Zdeno Chara left the Bruins’ loss in Colorado with a lower-body injury Wednesday and then was sent back to Boston on Thursday and you figured things couldn’t get any worse for the Bruins injury-wise? Well, you might want to wake up Saturday and do whatever you do for good luck, but do...
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Erin Walsh
November 16, 2018 - 4:36 pm
With a slew of defensive injuries, Jakub Zboril and Connor Clifton are set to make their NHL debuts Friday night on the road against the Dallas Stars. Captain Zdeno Chara was sent back to Boston on Thursday and defenseman John Moore has now been listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury,...
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Matt Kalman
November 15, 2018 - 5:17 pm
Zdeno Chara played all 48 games of the 2013 lockout-shortened Bruins season. In the five seasons after that before this season he missed 42 games, mostly during the 2014-15 season when he missed 19 games with torn ligaments in his knee. The Bruins went 21-14-7 without Chara, meaning they nearly...
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Apr 7, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Quinnipiac Bobcats defenseman Connor Clifton (4) shoots as Boston College Eagles defenseman Steve Santini (6) attempts to defend during the second period of the semifinals of the 2016 Frozen Four college ice hockey tournament
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Erin Walsh
November 15, 2018 - 1:23 pm
Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara suffered a potentially serious knee injury in Wednesday night’s 6-3 loss to the Colorado Avalanche. With an already depleted defensive core, the options for his replacement are slim. The Bruins recalled Jakub Zboril on Tuesday, and it appears they have made yet another...
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Matt Kalman
November 15, 2018 - 1:08 am
There were nine goals scored, David Pastrnak scored again, David Backes got his first point of the season and the Bruins blew a two-goal lead, but there’s just one thing you need to know about the Bruins’ 6-3 loss at Colorado on Wednesday. Zdeno Chara was injured. When the Bruins returned to the...
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Jun 26, 2015; Sunrise, FL, USA; Jakub Zboril poses for a photo with team executives after being selected as the number thirteen overall pick to the Boston Bruins in the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft at BB&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA
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Erin Walsh
November 13, 2018 - 2:44 pm
Defenseman Jakub Zboril has officially been recalled from the Providence Bruins. Zboril has played 13 games with Providence this season, tallying four points (two goals, two assists). The 21-year-old told WEEI.com’s Matt Kalman that he wasn't expecting to get a call from Boston on Monday, but is...
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Matt Kalman
November 13, 2018 - 10:34 am
Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask returned to practice Tuesday after he was granted a leave of absence by the team to attend to a personal matter on Friday. No other details about Rask's time away from the team were revealed. “We just felt that it was important for us to address that he’ll be away from...
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Matt Kalman
November 13, 2018 - 8:30 am
Get your popcorn popped. Arguably the best two forward lines in hockey are set to meet Wednesday, when the Bruins visit the Colorado Avalanche. In this corner: Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak, the Bruins first line that has combined for 68 points. In the opposite corner: the...
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Matt Kalman
November 12, 2018 - 10:24 am
Not much renders perpetual motor mouth Brad Marchand speechless. But as a 25-year-old invitee to Hockey Canada’s Olympic team orientation camp in the summer of 2013, Marchand didn’t know what to say as he rubbed elbows with one of his idols, Martin St. Louis. “I just sat there in awe of him,”...
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