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Vaakanainen Debuts in Bruins OT Loss to Vancouver

Defenseman fills in during Boston's third straight road loss

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

VANCOUVER - Like most the night before their NHL debut, Urho Vaakanainen didn't get much sleep.

And while there were undoubtedly plenty of butterflies rummaging through his stomach, his lack of shuteye was less about nerves and more about logistics.

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McAvoy, Miller Return to Boston For Further Evaluation

Vaakanainen, Kampfer get call for Bruins tilt with Vancouver

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

VANNCOUVER - The Bruins defense corps will look quite different on Saturday night against the Canucks.

Both Charlie McAvoy (undisclosed) and Kevan Miller (hand) will not be in the lineup and have returned to Boston for further testing, leaving the Bruins without two-thirds of their right side on the back end as they try to snap a two-game skid.

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Bruins Recall Urho Vaakanainen on an Emergency Basis

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, October 20, that the team has recalled Urho Vaakanainen from the Providence Bruins (AHL) on an emergency basis.

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The Boston Bruins Week Ahead: October 19 - 26

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

STAT OF THE WEEK:  David Pastrnak scored his 100th-career goal on Saturday, October 13 against the Detroit Red Wings, making him the third-fastest Bruin and third-fastest Czech-born player in the NHL to reach this mark. Drafted 25th overall, he also becomes the first player from the 2014 NHL Entry Draft to score 100-career goals.

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Bruins Grab A Point in OT Loss to Edmonton

Missed opportunities early on cost Boston in 3-2 setback

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

EDMONTON, Alberta - The Bruins accomplished much of what they set out to on Thursday night in Edmonton. After a subpar defensive effort in their loss to the Flames during the front end of the back-to-back, Boston was looking for a bounce-back effort.

They got one. To an extent.

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Chara's Drive Remains in Full Gear

As Bruins captain reaches milestone game, his work ethic is still unmatched

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

EDMONTON, Alberta - Jake DeBrusk turned 22 years old on Wednesday. When the winger was born in 1996, his father, Louie, was one of the National Hockey League's toughest customers.

He fought 115 times across his 11-year NHL career, including one in April 1998 against Bruins captain Zdeno Chara, who was then just 21 and in his rookie season with the New York Islanders.

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Heinen Back in As Part of Lineup Shuffle

Winger will skate as second-line left wing for B's visit to Edmonton

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

EDMONTON, Alberta - Bruce Cassidy is shuffling things up for the Bruins' tilt with the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night. Three of his four lines will be different from the trios he put forth in Boston's loss to Calgary on Wednesday, with the biggest alteration being the insertion of Danton Heinen back into the lineup.

Heinen was a healthy scratch for the last two games, but will return to action against the Oilers as the second-line left wing, alongside David Krejci and Jake DeBrusk.

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Early Defensive Lapses Cost Bruins in Calgary

Boston surrendered three first-period goals in 5-2 loss

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

CALGARY, Alberta - The Bruins' four-game road trip did not get off to the smoothest start on Wednesday night.

Boston surrendered three first-period goals, and despite some pushback over the final two frames, saw its four-game win streak come to an end with a 5-2 setback to the Calgary Flames.

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Cassidy Will Ice Same Lineup Against Flames

Boston starts four-game road trip on Wednesday in Calgary

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

CALGARY, Alberta - Bruce Cassidy confirmed on Wednesday morning that he will not be making any changes to his lineup when the Bruins visit the Flames tonight at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

The B's bench boss will ice the same 20 players as he did on Saturday afternoon in Boston's 8-2 victory over the Red Wings at TD Garden.

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Need to Know: Bruins at Flames

Boston sets out on first lengthy road trip of regular season

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON - The Bruins have logged their share of miles so far this fall.

Their trip around the world for the NHL O.R.G. China Games piled up some 16,000 alone. And they'll be adding plenty more to that total this week when they embark on their first lengthy journey of the regular season for visits to Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Ottawa.

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