The Bruins have signed Pavel Shen to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Shen was a seventh-round pick of the Bruins in 2018 and had one assist in 20 games with Ufa Salavat Yulayev of the KHL last year. Additionally, Shen represented Russia at the U20 World Juniors, where he had three goals and one assist in seven games.
The Bruins have signed Danton Heinen to a two-year extension worth $5.6 million ($2.8M AAV).
The Bruins have re-signed Peter Cehlarik for one-year, $700K.
The Bruins have signed Connor Clifton to a three-year, $3.0M contract extension ($1.0M AAV).
The Bruins have signed Par Lindholm to a two-year deal worth $1.7M ($850K AAV).
The Bruins have signed Brendan Gaunce to a one-year, two-way contract.
Source: @NHLBruins 07/1/19, 4:55 pm EST
The Bruins have signed Ryan Fitzgerald to a one-year, two-way contract.
Source: @NHLBruins 07/1/19, 4:55 pm EST
The Bruins have signed Brett Ritchie to a one-year deal worth $1.0M.
The Bruins have signed Maxime Lagace to a one-year, $700K contract.
The Bruins have re-signed Steven Kampfer to a two-year extension worth $1.6M ($800K AAV).
Kampfer served as the Bruins seventh defenseman in 2019, picking up just six points (3G / 3A) in 35 games. He spent some time in the AHL but should be a No.6/7 defenseman in the 2020 season.
Grzelcyk (concussion) will not play in Game 6.
There seemed to be some optimism that Grzelcyk would be able to return in Game 5 after being listed as a game-time decision, but the Bruins defenseman will be held out once again for Game 6.
Kampfer will be a healthy scratch for Game 6.
Kampfer dressed as a seventh defenseman in Game 5 but will be replaced by Karson Kuhlman for Game 6. The Bruins will go back to 12 forwards and six defenseman, which means that David Backes remains scratched as well.
Kuhlman will play in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Kuhlman has not played since April 30th, which was Game 1 vs. the Blue Jackets, but will dress in a must-win Game 6 on Sunday. Kuhlman will replace Steven Kampfer, as the Bruins go back to the traditional 12 forwards and six defenseman look tonight. Kuhlman, who has one assist in six playoff games, will start on the second line with David Krejci and Jake DeBrusk.
Grzelcyk (concussion) will be a game-time decision for Game 5.
Grzelcyk has been sidelined by a concussion since Game 2 but is expected to draw back into the Bruins lineup for Game 5. Grzelcyk was on the ice for Wednesday’s practice and Thursday’s optional gameday skate and will likely replace Zdeno Chara (jaw), who is also a game-time decision. Grzelcyk is expected to play on the top-pairing and second power-play unit.
Source: @NHLBruins 06/6/19, 10:54 am EST
Chara (broken jaw) will be a game-time decision for Game 5.
Chara missed Wednesday’s practice but was back on the ice for today’s optional gameday skate. Chara was wearing a regular jersey, which is a good sign for his potential availability for Game 5. Matt Grzelcyk (concussion) is also a game-time decision and would likely replace Chara on the top-pair if Chara can’t play.
Source: @NHLBruins 06/6/19, 10:52 am EST
Chara questionable for Game 5 after taking puck to the face in Game 4.
Chara left Game 4 after being hit in the face by a puck and did not return. Chara returned to the bench for the third period but never took a shift. "Obviously his mouth has some blood and I don't know what's going on in there, but he can barely talk and he's out there supporting us," Brandon Carlo told reporters postgame. Luckily for the Bruins captain, the series will have an extra day off before Game 5 on Thursday.
Grzelcyk (concussion) will not play in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy said that Grzelcyk is “better than he was” but will miss Game 4 in St. Louis. Grzelcyk’s improvement leaves the door open for a potential Game 5 return when the series shifts back to Boston.
Rask will start Game 4 in St. Louis.
Rask allowed two goals on 29 shots in the Bruins 7-2 win over the Blues in Game 3. Rask made some big stops early in the game to allow the Bruins to take an early lead and they poured it on from there. Rask has now won nine of his last 10 playoffs starts while posting a sparkling 1.59 GAA, .949 SV% and two shutouts.
Source: 06/3/19, 12:36 pm EST
McAvoy is “fine” after blocking a shot in Game 3; will play in Game 4.
McAvoy was visibly in pain after blocking a shot with a few minutes left in Game 3 but head coach Bruce Cassidy said his top-pairing defenseman is “fine” and will be in the lineup for Game 4. The 21-year-old has one goal on four shots in the series and has tallied eight points (2G / 6A) in 19 postseason games.
Grzelcyk (concussion protocol) will not play in Game 3 in St. Louis.
Grzelcyk was crunched from behind by Oskar Sundqvist in Game 2 and will not be available for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Sundqvist was handed a two-minute minor on the play but has been suspended for Game 3. John Moore is expected to replace Grzelcyk in the lineup on Saturday.
Source: @NHLBruins 05/31/19, 6:03 pm EST