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Bruins Issue Update On Anders Bjork

Bjork will miss approximately 6 months following shoulder surgery

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / Boston Bruins

BOSTON - Boston Bruins Head Team Physician Dr. Peter Asnis has issued the following update on forward Anders Bjork :

Anders Bjork underwent a successful left shoulder arthroscopy and labral repair on February 20, 2018.  The surgery was performed by Dr. Peter Asnis at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the expected recovery time is approximately six months.

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Bruins Trade Frank Vatrano To Panthers For 2018 3rd-Round Pick

The 23-year-old East Longmeadow, MA native has 2 goals in 25 games with Boston in 2017-18

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / Boston Bruins

BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, February 22, that the team has acquired a 2018 third-round draft pick from the Florida Panthers in exchange for forward Frank Vatrano

Sweeney will be available to the media ‪on Saturday, February 24, at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON. Exact time and location will be announced at a later time.

Vatrano, 23, has appeared in 25 games with Boston in 2017-18, tallying two goals and 22 penalty minutes. He established career-highs in all offensive categories in 2016-17 with 10 goals and eight assists for 18 points with 14 penalty minutes in 44 games. The 5-foot-9, 201-pound winger also added one goal in six postseason games with Boston in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Vatrano skated in 39 games in his first season with Boston in 2015-16, recording eight goals and three assists for 11 points with 14 penalty minutes.

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Bruins Enjoying Last Break of Regular Season

Three-day reprieve precedes busy final month

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

TORONTO - The Bruins stayed off the ice for the second straight day on Thursday, but coach Bruce Cassidy met with the media at the team hotel to touch on a number of topics ahead of Saturday night's tilt with the Maple Leafs.

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Donato Finishes With Another Goal in South Korea

Team USA eliminated by Czech Republic in quarterfinals shootout

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BostonBruins.com - Ryan Donato closed out his Olympics experience with another goal on Wednesday, notching the Americans' first tally in an eventual 3-2 shootout loss to the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals of the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea.

The 21-year-old Harvard junior finished the tournament with a team-leading five goals in five games, giving him one more than his father, Ted, had for the U.S. during the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France. Donato also led Team USA with six points.

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Grzelcyk Breaks Drought at Perfect Time

Blue liner snapped goal-less streak at 37 games with tying tally in Edmonton

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

EDMONTON, Alberta - After the Bruins' acquisition of defenseman Nick Holden on Tuesday morning, Matt Grzelcyk met with the media and affirmed his intention of keeping his spot in the lineup. The 24-year-old blue liner has played in 40 games this season, becoming a staple on the left side of Boston's third pairing.

Grzelcyk made sure that any upcoming decisions on who plays and who sits on the back end will be difficult ones, when he tallied the tying goal with just over eight minutes to play in the Bruins' eventual 3-2 comeback win over Edmonton.

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Bruins Announce 2018-19 Season Ticket Renewal Information

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON - The Boston Bruins announced today that current Season Ticket Holders (who hold season tickets for personal use) are now able to renew their Season Tickets for the 2018-2019 NHL Season. After seeing no price increase for the past two Bruins seasons, this group will see a blended average increase of 7% in their prices for the 2018-19 as compared to the 2017-18 prices. Our pricing strategy continues to offer our most committed fan base the greatest savings, pricing which is on average 47% below single game box office pricing.

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Fourth Line Lights Spark on Bruins Comeback

Acciari's early third-period goal propelled Boston to 3-2 win over Oilers

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

EDMONTON, Alberta - The frustration had been building a bit for the Bruins during their swing through Western Canada. Despite splitting the first two games of the trip, Boston was clearly snake bitten, potting just three goals on 77 shots - and a handful of clankers off iron.

That trend continued on Tuesday night, as the Bruins peppered Edmonton goalie Cam Talbot with 31 shots through two periods - while hitting two more posts - and had nothing to show for it.

It appeared that Boston was on its way to yet another maddening finish. But sometimes all you need is a bounce - and a little bit of grit.

And that's exactly what the Bruins got.

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Sweeney: Holden Deal Bolsters Back End Depth

Veteran defenseman acquired from Rangers for O'Gara, draft pick

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

EDMONTON, Alberta - The Bruins learned the hard way last spring that a team can never have enough defensemen. Injuries to Torey Krug, Brandon Carlo, Adam McQuaid, and Colin Miller left Boston dipping deep into its defense depth during its first-round playoff series with the Ottawa Senators.

As such, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney wants to make sure his troops are well equipped to handle such hardship if they intend to make a deep postseason run this time around.

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DeBrusk Excited to Play in Hometown

Rookie will suit up for first game in Edmonton as an NHLer

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

EDMONTON, Alberta - Jake DeBrusk was just nine years old when the Oilers surged to the Stanley Cup Final in the spring of 2006. But the Edmonton native remembers well watching his favorite team fall a game short of championship lore.

"I was here for a couple tough years, but I was also here for their Cup run," DeBrusk recalled. "My favorite player was Ryan Smyth. I think that he was just the ultimate Oiler. There was a game in the playoffs that he got stitches and was bleeding and came back and scored in overtime.

"I remember going to those games, one against Detroit when they won in Game 6. [Smith], [Ales] Hemsky, [Sergei] Samsonov. I remember that whole team."

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Bruins Acquire Nick Holden In Trade With Rangers

Boston sends Rob O'Gara, 2018 3rd-round pick to New York

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / Boston Bruins

BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, February 20, that the team has acquired defenseman Nick Holden from the New York Rangers in exchange for defenseman Rob O'Gara and a third-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.  

Sweeney will be available to the media today outside the team's dressing room at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta during the team's morning skate at approximately 11:30 a.m. local time (1:30 p.m. ET). 

Holden, 30, has skated in 55 games with New York in 2017-18, recording three goals and nine assists for 12 points with 14 penalty minutes. In his first season with the Rangers in 2016-17, Holden skated in 80 games and established career highs in all offensive categories with 11 goals and 23 assists for 34 points with a plus-13 rating. He added two goals and two assists in 11 postseason games.

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