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2021 Player Ratings: For Kevan Miller, last year was a snapshot of his Bruins career

Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via In more ways than one. SCOC Rating: 5 Reader Rating: 6.8 It was Kevan Miller’s final NHL season, and in a way, it perfectly encapsulated the latter years of his NHL career: he played decent hockey, played tough, and was ultimately derailed by injuries. It goes without saying that Miller was dealt a rough hand health-wise over the course of his time with the Bruins. Injuries limited him to just 28 regular season games last season and 39 games in 2018-2019; he missed the entirety of the season in between with horrific knee...

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Charlie Coyle Admits Knee Pain Had Been Bothering Him For Years

The injury that hampered Charlie Coyle for much of 2021 was hardly a new thing, from the sound of it. The Boston Bruins center had to undergo offseason surgery to fix an avulsion fracture in his left kneecap and small tear of his patellar tendon, but returned to the ice in August. The expectation long […] The post Charlie Coyle Admits Knee Pain Had Been Bothering Him For Years appeared first on NESN.com.

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2021 Player Ratings: The production wasn’t quite there for Chris Wagner last season

Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/ Mirrored the fourth line’s struggles. SCOC Rating: 3.6 Reader Rating: 4.5 As we’ve discussed before, it wasn’t the best season overall for the Bruins’ fourth line — whether it was the three regulars or one of the guys who rotated through from time to time. Chris Wagner wasn’t immune from those struggles, putting up his least productive season since joining the Bruins. Wagner missed a few games due to injury and had a few healthy scratches sprinkled in as well. When he was in the lineup, you certainly couldn’t fault Wagner for...

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Foligno proud of his brief time in Toronto, but ready to turn the page

Bruins forward Nick Foligno looks back on his brief time in Toronto with both pride and disappointment, opens up a bit about the extent of his back injury, also looks ahead to his excitement in starting his new era in Boston. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

The Hockey Writers

Bruins’ Gain Stability on Blue Line with Forbort Addition

It was obvious going into this offseason that the Boston Bruins were going to have to make a free agent signing on defense. The injury-riddled blue line struggled last season.…

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Tuukka Rask Shares Encouraging Health Update After Hip Surgery

Tuukka Rask is feeling good, to the point his timeline might be a little earlier than expected. The Boston Bruins netminder underwent hip surgery at the end of July to repair a labrum ailment sustained last season. Rask played through the injury during the postseason. And while he remains a free agent — who only […] The post Tuukka Rask Shares Encouraging Health Update After Hip Surgery appeared first on NESN.com.

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Charlie Coyle Back On Ice, Doing Great After Offseason Knee Surgery

Something was visibly off for Charlie Coyle in 2021. He lacked burst in his skating stride and was getting worked off pucks to a surprising degree given it’s usually a strength of his game. Turns out, he needed knee surgery. The Boston Bruins center underwent knee surgery to repair “an avulsion fracture in his left […] The post Charlie Coyle Back On Ice, Doing Great After Offseason Knee Surgery appeared first on NESN.com.

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NHL Rumors: Bruins, Red Wings, Penguins, Blues, Maple Leafs…

In today’s NHL rumors rundown, Boston Bruins’ goaltender Tuukka Rask offers an update on his health after surgery. Meanwhile, Valtteri Filppula has left the Detroit Red Wings organization and signed…

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Bruce Cassidy Reveals Potential Timeline For Tuuka Rask Return Talks

The Boston Bruins are comfortable with uncertainty over Tuuka Rask. Bruins head coach revealed Tuesday during his appearance on the NESN/WEEI Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon a potential timeline for talks with the free agent goaltender about a return to Boston. Rask underwent hip surgery last month and is expected to be sidelined until early next year. […] The post Bruce Cassidy Reveals Potential Timeline For Tuuka Rask Return Talks appeared first on NESN.com.

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2021 Player Ratings: Jarred Tinordi was a timely addition and served his purpose well enough

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports As a depth defenseman with grit, the addition was meant to support Boston’s defense, not to elevate it to new heights. Reader Rating: 5.6SCoC Rating: 5.3 Let’s hop in the not-so-Way-Back Machine to February 2021. The Bruins’ left side of defense was decimated, with Matt Grzelcyk missing chunks of time (including a 13-game absence with a seemingly repetitive lower-body injury) and Jeremy Lauzon shelved with post-surgery recovery after a hand fracture in the Lake Tahoe exhibition outdoor game at the end of the month. Tack onto these...

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Boston Bruins: These Bruins Need To Assume Leadership Roles

The Boston Bruins find themselves in unfamiliar territory ahead of the 2021-22 campaign. Both David Krejci and Tuukka Rask will be absent come October, with the former returning to his native Czech Republic to continue his career, and the latter recovering from hip surgery to repair a torn labrum. When the Bruins open their season at home […] Boston Bruins: These Bruins Need To Assume Leadership Roles - Causeway Crowd - Causeway Crowd - A Boston Bruins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Blues’ interest in Chara looks like it won’t pan out

Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via This is fine. The last time that the Blues saw Zdeno Chara, it was game seven of the Stanley Cup final, and the then-42 year old was playing through a broken jaw injury and a fishbowl of a facial protector. Since then, covid’s shortened two seasons and made travel between the two conferences impossible, so Blues fans didn’t get an opportunity to see Chara lumber around on the ice as a member of the Washington Capitals last year. Chara spent 14 seasons with the Bruins; the sight of him in a Caps jersey was jarring. You know...

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3 Bruins Who Need a Bounce-Back 2021-22 Season

Last season, things did not go as planned for some members of the Boston Bruins. Whether it was because of an injury, a disappointing season, or being squeezed out by…

Ford F-150 Final Five Facts: Bruins Drop To Rangers At Home

NESN.com's Michaela Vernava breaks down the Bruins 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday Night where Tuukka Rask left the game early with a concussion.  Here are the Ford F-150 Final Five Facts from the game: http://nesn.com/?p=910526.

Rick Nash announces retirement from Hockey

NHL winger Rick Nash who played from the Blue Jackets, Rangers and Bruins announced Friday morning that he will be retiring due to unresolved issues with a concussion. NESN.com's Michaela Vernava has more.