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Tuukka Rask, G6/24/2014 9:39:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask has been awarded the Vezina Trophy as the league's best goaltender for the 2013-14 season.
Insight: Boston goalies have taken three of the last six Vezina trophies. Rask was certainly deserving of the honor, winning 36 games for the B's this year while logging an impressive 2.04 GAA. Only Minnesota's Josh Harding (.933) had a higher save percentage than Rask (.930) during the regular season.
Shawn Thornton, LW6/17/2014 7:41:00 PM
Description: The Bruins have told left wing Shawn Thornton that they won't be re-signing him. SOURCE: TSN
Insight: Thornton (five goals, three assists in 2013-14) said he appreciated the team's honesty. He's a fourth-liner with no fantasy value.
Shawn Thornton, LW5/11/2014 9:33:00 PM
Description: Boston left wing Shawn Thornton was fined $2,820.52 for squirting Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban with his water bottle Saturday in Game 5. SOURCE: NHL.com
Insight: That's the most the NHL can fine a player for unsportsmanlike conduct. Obviously this only affects Thornton's wallet and will have no bearing on Monday's Game 6 in Montreal.
Matt Fraser, LW5/8/2014 10:50:00 PM
Description: Boston left wing Matt Fraser picked a good time to score his first career playoff goal Thursday against the Canadiens.
Insight: His goal off Carey Price ended the game one minute and 19 seconds into overtime. Prior to Thursday's game, Fraser hadn't scored since January 9th against the Kings.
Tuukka Rask, G5/8/2014 10:37:00 PM
Description: Boston goalie Tuukka Rask stopped all 33 shots for his second shutout of the postseason Thursday against Montreal.
Insight: Just another playoff masterpiece from one of the best goaltenders in hockey. The Bruins desperately needed this game and Rask is a huge reason why they were able to escape Montreal with a 2-2 series split. Game 5 will be Saturday at TD Garden.
Patrice Bergeron, CHot5/6/2014 10:17:00 PM
Description: Bruins center Patrice Bergeron has produced a point in seven straight games this postseason.
Insight: If not for a goose egg in Game 1 of the first round against the Red Wings, Bergeron would have a 21-game points streak, as he ended the regular season with at least one point in his final 13 games. He scored a goal Tuesday against the Canadiens but Boston lost to fall behind 2-1 in the series.
Brad Marchand, LW5/4/2014 9:22:00 AM
Description: Bruins left wing Brad Marchand handed out two assists Saturday in a victory over Montreal.
Insight: He also had two assists in Game 1. Marchand actually didn't have a shot on goal in this game, the first time that's happened to him since March 12th. The series is tied at one heading into Tuesday's Game 3 at Montreal.
Patrice Bergeron, C5/4/2014 9:15:00 AM
Description: Patrice Bergeron (one goal, one assist) helped the Bruins come back from two goals down in the third period Saturday in a win over the Canadiens.
Insight: Bergeron's goal with 5:43 remaining tied the score at 3-3. The B's found the net two more times to win by a 5-3 margin. Game 3 will be Tuesday at Montreal.
Chris Kelly, C5/1/2014 10:53:00 AM
Description: Bruins center Chris Kelly (back spasms) is questionable for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals Thursday against Montreal.
Insight: Kelly (9 G, 9 A) holds little fantasy value even when healthy and he hasn't been in this playoffs where he didn't step on the ice in the first round.
Torey Krug, D4/26/2014 6:52:00 PM
Description: Bruins rookie Torey Krug distributed two assists Saturday in a win against Detroit.
Insight: Krug also had two assists in Game 2. He now has 11 points and a +7 rating in 20 career playoff games.
Milan Lucic, LW4/26/2014 6:46:00 PM
Description: Milan Lucic had a goal and an assist Saturday in Boston's series-clinching win over the Red Wings.
Insight: He finished with three goals in the series. Next up for the B's is Montreal. That could spell trouble as Boston went just 1-2-1 against the Canadiens during the regular season. Then again, the Bruins were 1-3 against Detroit during the regular season and they won that series easily.
Chris Kelly, C4/26/2014 9:35:00 AM
Description: Bruins center Chris Kelly (back spasms) is questionable for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Saturday against Detroit.
Insight: Kelly (9 G, 9 A) holds little fantasy value even when healthy.
Chris Kelly, C4/24/2014 1:34:00 PM
Description: Bruins center Chris Kelly (back spasms) is expected to miss Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Friday against Detroit.
Insight: Kelly (9 G, 9 A) will hopefully be ready later in the series, but holds little fantasy value.
Tuukka Rask, GHot4/22/2014 10:17:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask was automatic Tuesday in a win over Detroit (23 saves).
Insight: Tuesday was Rask's fourth career postseason shutout. The 27-year-old from Finland has saved 82-of-84 shots to start the series (.976 save percentage).
Patrice Bergeron, C4/22/2014 10:11:00 PM
Description: Bruins center Patrice Bergeron contributed a goal and an assist Tuesday in a win against the Red Wings.
Insight: Bergeron's empty net goal came with 1:59 remaining in the third period. The Bruins lead the best of seven series 2-1 heading into Thursday night's Game 4 at Joe Louis Arena.
Chris Kelly, C4/22/2014 10:38:00 AM
Description: Bruins center Chris Kelly (back spasms) is doubtful for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Friday against Detroit.
Insight: Kelly (9 G, 9 A) will hopefully be ready later in the series, but holds little fantasy value.
Matt Bartkowski, D4/22/2014 10:36:00 AM
Description: Bruins defenseman Matt Bartkowski is questionable for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Friday against Detroit.
Insight: He's recovering from flu-like symptoms, but did skate on Monday at practice. Though he has yet to put the puck in the net this season, he totaled 18 assists, 91 SOG, and a +22 rating.
Torey Krug, D4/20/2014 6:28:00 PM
Description: Boston defenseman Torey Krug handed out two assists Sunday in a win over Detroit.
Insight: Krug, who turned 23 last week, led all rookie defensemen in points during the regular season (40 points in 79 appearances). The Michigan native certainly has a bright future ahead of him.
Jarome Iginla, RW4/20/2014 6:24:00 PM
Description: Bruins right wing Jarome Iginla led the way with two assists Sunday in a Game 2 victory over the Red Wings.
Insight: Iginla now has 63 points in 71 career postseason appearances. The series is tied at one heading into Tuesday's Game 3 in Detroit.
Matt Bartkowski, D4/18/2014 2:39:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Matt Bartkowski is questionable for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Friday against Detroit.
Insight: He's dealing with flu-like symptoms. Though he has yet to put the puck in the net this season, he totaled 18 assists, 91 SOG, and a +22 rating.
Daniel Paille, LW4/18/2014 2:38:00 PM
Description: Bruins left wing Daniel Paille has yet to practice this week, so shouldn't be expected to play in the first-round series opener.
Insight: He has limited fantasy value after an 18-point season with just 6 PIM and 71 SOG.
Chris Kelly, C4/18/2014 2:37:00 PM
Description: Bruins center Chris Kelly (back spasms) is doubtful for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Friday against Detroit.
Insight: Kelly (9 G, 9 A) didn't practice Thursday, but hopefully will be ready later in the series.
Patrice Bergeron, C4/18/2014 2:34:00 PM
Description: Boston center Patrice Bergeron is probable for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Friday against Detroit.
Insight: Bergeron didn't play in the season finale Sunday, but was back on the ice Wednesday. He finished the regular season with 30 goals, 32 assists, 243 SOG, 43 PIM and a +38 rating.
Tuukka Rask, G4/14/2014 4:46:00 PM
Description: Boston goalie Tuukka Rask led the league with seven shutouts in 2013-14. He went 36-15-6 with a 2.04 GAA and a .930 SV% and should be a finalist for the Vezina Trophy.
Insight: Rask benefited from having one of the NHL's best possession teams in front of him and had to make just 1,526 saves, 14th-most in the NHL and 341 behind leader Semyon Varlamov. That may hurt him in the Vezina competition. Still, it was another excellent season for the 27-year-old.
Brad Marchand, LWHot4/13/2014 10:50:00 PM
Description: Boston left wing Brad Marchand had nine points in his last eight games of the regular season.
Insight: Marchand had a goal and an assist Sunday against the Devils and ended up with 25 goals, 28 assists, 64 PIM, 149 SOG and a +36 rating in 82 games.
Jarome Iginla, RW4/13/2014 3:41:00 PM
Description: Boston right wing Jarome Iginla (rest) wasn't available for Sunday's regular season finale.
Insight: Iginla (30 G, 31 A) sat out during two games with a lower-body injury before playing Thursday and Saturday. He'll be ready for the postseason.
Zdeno Chara, D4/13/2014 3:39:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (rest) missed Sunday's regular season finale.
Insight: Chara finish the season strong, picking up 13 points over his last 17 games to finish with 40 points (17 G, 23 A).
David Krejci, C4/13/2014 3:38:00 PM
Description: The Bruins rested David Krejci for the regular season finale Sunday against the Devils.
Insight: Krejci will finish with a team- and career-high 69 points (19 goals, 50 assists) in 80 games.
Milan Lucic, LW4/13/2014 3:36:00 PM
Description: The Bruins made Milan Lucic a healthy scratch for the regular season finale Sunday
Insight: The Bruins rested Lucic, David Krejci, Patrice Bergeron, Jarome Iginla and Zdeno Chara to get them ready for the playoffs. Lucic will end up with 24 goals, 35 assists, 91 penalty minutes, 153 shots on goal and a +30 differential.
Patrice Bergeron, CHot4/13/2014 3:34:00 PM
Description: Boston center Patrice Bergeron's undisclosed injury was deemed "very minor" by coach Claude Julien. SOURCE: Bruins on Twitter.
Insight: Bergeron didn't play in the season finale Sunday after sitting out some of Saturday's game. He'll finish the regular season with 30 goals, 32 assists, 243 SOG, 43 PIM and a +38 rating and should be ready for the playoffs.
David Krejci, C4/12/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: David Krejci helped Boston clinch the President's Trophy by delivering two goals Saturday in a 4-1 win over Buffalo.
Insight: It's the team's first President's Trophy since 1989-90 when Ray Bourque and Cam Neely were running things in Beantown. Krejci is in the midst of his best season as a professional with a team-high 69 points in 80 appearances.
Zdeno Chara, D4/10/2014 7:51:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (rest) will sit out Thursday, according to Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe.
Insight: Boston has clinched the No. 1 seed and is resting Chara and Patrice Bergeron Thursday. Chara has 17 goals, 22 assists and 168 SOG in 76 games this season.
Jarome Iginla, RW4/10/2014 7:50:00 PM
Description: Boston right wing Jarome Iginla (lower body) will play Thursday, according to Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe.
Insight: Iginla (30 G, 31 A) is ready to get back in the lineup for the first time since April 3.
Jarome Iginla, RW4/10/2014 5:37:00 PM
Description: Boston right wing Jarome Iginla (lower body) is questionable for Thursday's game.
Insight: Iginla (30 G, 31 A) hasn't played since April 3, but he participated in the morning skate on Thursday.
Patrice Bergeron, CHot4/10/2014 5:35:00 PM
Description: Boston center Patrice Bergeron is expected to get a night off Thursday against the Jets, according to nesn.com.
Insight: That's a tough break for fantasy owners chasing a title, as Bergeron is on a 12-game points streak.
Chris Kelly, C4/10/2014 5:34:00 PM
Description: Bruins center Chris Kelly (back spasms) will not play Thursday, according to nesn.com.
Insight: The Bruins are optimistic that Kelly (9 G, 9 A) will be ready for the playoffs.
David Krejci, C4/10/2014 5:32:00 PM
Description: Boston center David Krejci sat out for rest Tuesday and will play Thursday, according to Patrick Williams of nhl.com.
Insight: Krejci leads the Bruins with 66 points and the NHL with a +39 rating.
Reilly Smith, RW4/8/2014 10:53:00 PM
Description: Bruins right wing Reilly Smith's goal Tuesday against the Wild gave him 20 goals and 50 points this season.
Insight: Smith has made the Tyler Seguin trade not as lopsided with his solid season.
Patrice Bergeron, CHot4/8/2014 10:52:00 PM
Description: Boston center Patrice Bergeron extended his points streak to 12 games Tuesday against the Wild.
Insight: Bergeron scored his 29th goal of the season and attempted eight SOG. He has produced 16 points during the streak and 61 points this season.
Loui Eriksson, LW4/5/2014 9:12:00 PM
Description: Bruins left wing Loui Eriksson assisted four goals on Saturday against the Flyers.
Insight: Eriksson was acquired in the Tyler Seguin trade. He has missed a lot of time this season due to concussions and provided just 34 points in 57 games.
Milan Lucic, LW4/5/2014 9:09:00 PM
Description: Boston left wing Milan Lucic had two goals and one assist Saturday against the Flyers.
Insight: The 25-year-old Lucic (24 G, 34 A) is two points shy of his third season with at least 60 points. With 87 PIM, a +30 differential and 148 SOG, Lucic has been a top-50 fantasy option this season.
Jarome Iginla, RW4/5/2014 3:53:00 PM
Description: Boston right wing Jarome Iginla missed Saturday's game against the Flyers.
Insight: Iginla (30 G, 31 A) missed Wednesday's game with a lower-body injury and may be dealing with the same issue after playing Thursday at Toronto.
Carl Soderberg, C4/5/2014 11:45:00 AM
Description: Boston center Carl Soderberg is probable for Saturday's game against Philadelphia after being home for the birth of his child.
Insight: The 28-year-old Soderberg has 16 goals and 30 points in 68 games this season.
Jarome Iginla, RW4/3/2014 7:38:00 PM
Description: Boston right wing Jarome Iginla will be back on the ice Thursday against Toronto. SOURCE: Bob McKenzie, TSN
Insight: He missed a game earlier in the week with a lower-body injury. Iginla was incredible last month, producing 13 goals in 17 games. He's risen to must-start status in all formats.
Jarome Iginla, RW4/3/2014 2:30:00 PM
Description: Bruins right wing Jarome Iginla is questionable for Thursday's game against Toronto due to a lower body injury.
Insight: He skated in the morning session. He's put up 30 goals and 31 assists this season, the 12th time he's reached that threshold in his career. Add in 197 SOG and 14 power play points and you have an excellent fantasy value, even at 36-years-old.
Andrew Ference, D4/1/2014 11:50:00 AM
Description: Edmonton defenseman Andrew Ference is expected to miss the remainder of the season due to a torn pectoral muscle.
Insight: Ference will finish the season with 18 points, 77 SOG, 63 PIM, but an ugly -18 rating.
Patrice Bergeron, CHot3/30/2014 7:32:00 PM
Description: Boston center Patrice Bergeron scored a goal for the seventh straight game Sunday against the Flyers.
Insight: Bergeron (27 G, 29 A) has collected 10 goals and 16 points in his last 12 games.
Zdeno Chara, DHot3/30/2014 7:29:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara scored a goal Sunday at Philadelphia.
Insight: Chara has recorded nine points in his last 12 games and 36 in 72 games this season. He has had at least 41 points in each of his last eight full seasons but probably won't get there in 2013-14.
Tuukka Rask, G3/30/2014 4:20:00 PM
Description: Boston goalie Tuukka Rask made a season-high 49 saves Sunday in a win over Philadelphia.
Insight: What a performance by the 27-year-old netminder. With the win, the Bruins are now 15-0-1 in their last 16 games. They're easily in first place in the Atlantic Division (17 points ahead of Montreal) with seven games left.
Jarome Iginla, RW3/30/2014 9:50:00 AM
Description: Bruins right wing Jarome Iginla tallied two goals Saturday in a win over Washington.
Insight: He's up to 30 goals on the season, the 12th time he's reached that threshold in his career. The fact that Iginla is still scoring at this rate in his late 30s is pretty remarkable. He'll be back in action later this afternoon against Philadelphia.
Tuukka Rask, GHot3/27/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask shut out the Blackhawks Thursday.
Insight: Chicago is playing without Patrick Kane, but it's still a nice accomplishment for Rask, who has allowed just nine goals in his last eight games (1.10 GAA, .957 SV% in that span).
Carl Soderberg, C3/27/2014 9:54:00 PM
Description: Boston center Carl Soderberg scored his fifth goal of March Thursday against Chicago.
Insight: Soderberg has accumulated 19 points in his last 23 games. The 28-year-old has 14 goals and 42 points in 65 games this season.
Patrice Bergeron, CHot3/27/2014 9:50:00 PM
Description: Boston center Patrice Bergeron lit the lamp twice Thursday against the Blackhawks in a rematch of last season's Stanley Cup Finals.
Insight: Bergeron, if you remember, was admitted the the hospital after Boston's Game 6 loss to Chicago after suffering torn rib cartilage, a broken rib, a separated right shoulder and a punctured left lung over the final three games of the series. He's much healthier now and has scored a goal in five consecutive games. Bergeron has 25 goals, 28 assists and an NHL-leading +38 rating this season.
Patrice Bergeron, CHot3/23/2014 9:54:00 AM
Description: Boston center Patrice Bergeron scored a goal for the third straight game Saturday at Phoenix.
Insight: Bergeron (22 G, 28 A) reached 50 points for the sixth time in his career Saturday. His +36 rating leads the NHL (teammates David Krejci and Jarome Iginla are second and third with a +35 and +32, respectively).
Jarome Iginla, RWHot3/23/2014 9:52:00 AM
Description: Boston right wing Jarome Iginla lit the lamp two more times Saturday at Phoenix.
Insight: That gives him 11 goals in March and 29 points over his last 22 games. With 58 points, Iginla is two points away from tying David Krejci for the team lead.
Johnny Boychuk, D3/21/2014 11:34:00 AM
Description: Boston defenseman Johnny Boychuk is probable for Monday's game against Minnesota while dealing with a bruised right leg.
Insight: Boychuk practice Thursday. He has put up three goals and 17 assists this season, but his +30 rating and 123 SOG help make him a viable fantasy blueliner.
Patrice Bergeron, C3/18/2014 9:51:00 PM
Description: Patrice Bergeron helped Boston extend its winning streak to ten Tuesday against New Jersey.
Insight: Bergeron chipped in with one goal and one assist. He leads the NHL in plus/minus with a +34 in 69 games this season. His teammate David Krejci is second at +33.
Reilly Smith, RWCold3/17/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: Bruins right wing Reilly Smith potted his first goal since Jan. 28 Monday against the Wild.
Insight: Smith (19 G, 27 A) went 15 games without a goal and had just five points in that span.
Jarome Iginla, RWHot3/17/2014 10:17:00 PM
Description: Boston right wing Jarome Iginla had a second straight two-goal game Monday against the Wild.
Insight: He has lit the lamp five times over his last three games and eight times over his last nine. Iginla has generated 26 points in his last 19 games and 55 points in 68 games this season.
Johnny Boychuk, D3/17/2014 11:45:00 AM
Description: Boston defenseman Johnny Boychuk is probable for Monday's game against Minnesota while dealing with a bruised right leg.
Insight: Boychuk has put up three goals and 17 assists this season, but his +30 rating and 123 SOG help make him a viable fantasy blueliner.
David Krejci, C3/15/2014 9:15:00 PM
Description: Boston center David Krejci dished out three assists Saturday in a victory over the Hurricanes.
Insight: Krejci has been a master distributor this season. He now ranks seventh in the league in assists with 43 in 67 contests. His +31 rating is second behind teammate Patrice Bergeron (32).
Jarome Iginla, RWHot3/15/2014 8:29:00 PM
Description: Boston right wing Jarome Iginla punched in two goals Saturday in a win over Carolina.
Insight: The veteran has lit the lamp four times in his last four games. He has a +5 rating over that stretch. The Bruins' current eight-game winning streak is their longest of the season.
Zdeno Chara, DHot3/13/2014 9:43:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara scored another goal Thursday, giving him one in two straight games and a point in three straight.
Insight: Chara has 30 points (16 goals) this season in 63 games. He hasn't had less than 41 in any full season since 2002-03 but he probably won't reach that with 16 games left.
Jarome Iginla, RWHot3/13/2014 9:40:00 PM
Description: Bruins right winger Jarome Iginla scored a goal Thursday against Phoenix.
Insight: Iginla has generated a point in three straight games and 21 over his last 17 games. The 36-year-old is still a trusted fantasy option, registering 21 goals, 30 assists, 40 PIM, 176 SOG and a +25 rating in 66 games.
Torey Krug, D3/13/2014 7:53:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Torey Krug missed his first game of the season Thursday.
Insight: No injury; Krug (13 G, 22 A) was a healthy scratch as the team wanted to get Dougie Hamilton back in the lineup. Boston created a logjam on defense when it acquired Andrej Meszaros from the Flyers at the trade deadline.
Carl Soderberg, CHot3/12/2014 10:34:00 PM
Description: Boston center Carl Soderberg extended his points streak to four games with a goal Wednesday against Montreal.
Insight: Soderberg has accumulated 14 points in his last 15 games and 37 in 57 games this season.
Patrice Bergeron, CHot3/12/2014 10:30:00 PM
Description: Boston center Patrice Bergeron has collected two goals and three assists his last two games.
Insight: Bergeron is once again atop the leaderboard for +/- with a +32 rating, tied with Matt Niskanen of the Penguins. He had a goal, an assist and three SOG Wednesday at Montreal, bringing him to 45 points in 65 games.
Zdeno Chara, D3/12/2014 10:27:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara's goal on Wednesday gave him a point in two straight games.
Insight: Chara didn't have a point in his first five games of March. The 36-year-old has just 29 points this season and will end up with his lowest point total for a full season since he had 23 in 2001-02 unless he goes off in Boston's last 17 games.
Daniel Paille, LW3/12/2014 1:22:00 PM
Description: Bruins left wing Daniel Paille hopes to return Saturday against the Hurricanes. He's been out with a concussion. SOURCE: Bruins on Twitter
Insight: Paille was active at the team's morning skate on Wednesday. He'll play on the fourth line with Gregory Campbell and Shawn Thornton when he returns.
Daniel Paille, LW3/10/2014 11:48:00 AM
Description: Boston winger Daniel Paille is questionable for Wednesday's game against Montreal due to an upper body injury.
Insight: Paille was sent back into the boards by Florida's Ed Jovanovski. Paille has never scored more than 35 points in a season and this season is no different. He's got nine goals and seven assists in 57 games.
Carl Soderberg, C3/8/2014 10:16:00 PM
Description: Boston center Carl Soderberg has put up 12 points in his last 13 games.
Insight: Soderberg had a goal and an assist, two SOG and a +2 differential Saturday at Tampa Bay. The 28-year-old is a low-end fantasy option with 11 goals, 24 assists, 26 PIM, 95 SOG and a +3.
Tuukka Rask, G3/6/2014 9:55:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask didn't have to work too hard in Thursday's shutout win over Washington.
Insight: Rask needed just 16 saves for the clean slate. It's Rask's sixth shutout of the year. That leads the league.
Loui Eriksson, LW3/6/2014 11:22:00 AM
Description: Bruins left wing Loui Eriksson is probable for Thursday's game against Washington after dealing with a heel infection.
Insight: He was once a 70-point guy, but those days are gone. Eriksson has six goals and 16 assists in 40 games this season. Lately, he's been teamed up with Chris Kelly and Carl Soderberg.
Adam McQuaid, D3/5/2014 8:53:00 PM
Description: Adam McQuaid's core injury will sideline him for the next 2-to-3 weeks. SOURCE: Jamie Erdahl, NESN
Insight: The Bruins placed him on injured reserve to free up a roster spot. McQuaid (one goal, five assists) hasn't seen the ice since January 19th.
Jarome Iginla, RWHot3/4/2014 10:00:00 PM
Description: Bruins right winger Jarome Iginla had a second straight two-point game (1 G, 1 A) Tuesday against Florida.
Insight: In his last 12 games, Iginla has generated 19 points (six goals) and now has 48 points in 61 games this season.
David Krejci, CHot3/4/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: Bruins center David Krejci had his third career hat trick Tuesday against the Panthers.
Insight: Going back to Jan. 16, Krejci has produced 19 points over his last 15 games. He leads the Bruins with 55 points in 61 games.
Loui Eriksson, LW3/4/2014 4:47:00 PM
Description: Bruins left wing Loui Eriksson will not play Tuesday, according to Joe Haggerty of csnne.com.
Insight: Coach Claude Julien said that Eriksson is dealing with a "minor issue" and should be back Thursday. The trade deadline is Wednesday, so Boston may be holding the 28-year-old out for a potential deal.
Dougie Hamilton, D3/2/2014 9:49:00 PM
Description: Boston defenseman Dougie Hamilton had a goal and two assists Sunday against the Rangers and has produced 11 points his last 16 games.
Insight: The 20-year-old Hamilton suffered long-term injuries in both December and January, so he has only played 16 games since Dec. 8. The former ninth-overall pick has 18 points in 44 games.
Adam McQuaid, D3/1/2014 10:52:00 AM
Description: Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid (leg) was expected to return after the break, but apparently suffered a setback and is not ready to go, according to beat writer Amalie Benjamin.
Insight: McQuaid's injury hasn't changed any fantasy lineups as his value is limited by his lack of offensive skills (six points in 30 games). His only value would be in his accumulation of penalty minutes (69).
Tuukka Rask, G2/27/2014 1:45:00 PM
Description: Boston goalie Tuukka Rask was given a day off to rest from his Olympic efforts, but should be back between the pipes for Saturday's game against Washington.
Insight: Rask led Finland to a bronze medal. He's been a workhorse for the Bruins this season going 25-13-4 with a 2.11 GAA and .928 SV%. The team may lighten his load in the second half of the season to prepare for the playoff run.
Milan Lucic, LWHot2/26/2014 10:50:00 PM
Description: Boston left wing Milan Lucic went into the Olympic break on a three-game point streak and came up with two more points in Boston's first post-break game Wednesday at Buffalo.
Insight: Lucic has notched 11 points (five goals), a +7 rating and 24 SOG his last nine games.
Chad Johnson, G2/25/2014 6:35:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Chad Johnson will start Wednesday against the Sabres.
Insight: Tuukka Rask will get a rest after leading Finland to a bronze medal in the Sochi Olympics. Johnson (11-3-0, 2.13 GAA, .924 SV%) will get Buffalo in the second game of a back-to-back and could be a nice one-day option.
Brad Marchand, LW2/8/2014 9:24:00 PM
Description: Boston left wing Brad Marchand has picked up two goals and two assist in his last two games.
Insight: Marchand had zero points in the four games prior, but he still has compiled 16 points (goals) in his last 12 games.
Patrice Bergeron, C2/8/2014 9:21:00 PM
Description: Boston center Patrice Bergeron broke a five-game streak without a point Saturday with three points against the Senators.
Insight: Bergeron came up with two goals and an assist as well as six SOG Saturday. He has a +25 differential, 38 points (16 goals), 31 PIM and 159 SOG in 57 games this season.
Jarome Iginla, RWHot2/8/2014 9:18:00 PM
Description: Bruins right winger Jarome Iginla had a goal and an assist, six SOG and a +2 Saturday against the Senators.
Insight: Iginla has put up a ridiculous 14 points in his last eight games and 17 goals, 43 points, 155 SOG, 38 PIM and a +25 in 57 games this season.
Adam McQuaid, D2/8/2014 9:49:00 AM
Description: Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid is not expected to return from a leg injury until after the Olympic break.
Insight: McQuaid's injury hasn't changed any fantasy lineups as his value is limited by his lack of offensive skills (six points in 30 games). His only value would be in his accumulation of penalty minutes (69).
Zdeno Chara, D2/8/2014 9:46:00 AM
Description: Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara will miss Saturday's game against Ottawa.
Insight: Chara was Slovakia's flag-bearer for the opening ceremonies and had planned to miss the last two games before the break.
David Krejci, CHot2/5/2014 4:13:00 PM
Description: Bruins center David Krejci has collected 11 points in his last nine games.
Insight: With 47 points, Krejci has seven more than any other player on the Bruins. He also has 114 SOG, 17 PPP and 26 PIM, and his +22 is tied for 11th best in the NHL.
Milan Lucic, LWHot2/5/2014 3:57:00 PM
Description: Boston left wing Milan Lucic has generated nine points (four goals) in his last nine games.
Insight: With 16 goals, 23 assists, 62 PIM, 98 SOG and a +18, Lucic provides some of everything for fantasy owners.
Jarome Iginla, RW2/4/2014 9:47:00 PM
Description: Jarome Iginla's assist to Milan Lucic in the first period Tuesday against the Canucks was the 600th of his career.
Insight: That ties Iginla with Martin St. Louis for 77th all-time. The Bruins right wing scored a goal of his own in the second period to put Boston up 2-0. Iginla led the team with five shots on goal.
Zdeno Chara, D2/4/2014 5:43:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara will play his last game before the Olympics break Tuesday, according to the Boston Herald.
Insight: Chara will be Slovakia's flag-bearer for the opening ceremonies, so he'll miss the last two games before the break.
Chad Johnson, G2/2/2014 9:18:00 AM
Description: Chad Johnson (no, not the football player) earned his first shutout of the season Saturday in a win against the Oilers.
Insight: The Bruins netminder collected 22 saves in the victory. Tuukka Rask fantasy owners have to be sweating a bit now that Johnson has played three of the last four games for Boston. It will be interesting to see who gets the start Tuesday against Vancouver.
Zdeno Chara, D2/1/2014 4:00:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara will miss a couple games to be his country's flag bearer at the Olympics. SOURCE: Boston Globe
Insight: Chara will miss games against St. Louis and Ottawa on Thursday and Saturday. The Boston captain has 13 goals and 10 assists on 118 SOG this season.
David Krejci, CHot1/29/2014 9:40:00 AM
Description: Bruins center David Krejci racked up three points Tuesday in a blowout win over Florida.
Insight: Krejci finished the game with one goal and two assists. He's collected seven points (one goal, six assists) during Boston's four-game winning streak. The B's have outscored their opponents 21-8 over that stretch.
Milan Lucic, LW1/28/2014 9:53:00 PM
Description: Milan Lucic tormented his former teammate Tim Thomas Tuesday in a 6-2 Bruins victory.
Insight: Lucic (14 goals, 18 assists) scored twice and finished the evening with a +4 rating. Boston is currently seeded second in the Eastern Conference. They trail Pittsburgh by six points with five games left until the Olympic Break.
Brad Marchand, LWHot1/27/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: Brad Marchand paced the Bruins with a goal and three assists Monday against the Islanders.
Insight: He's up to ten points in his last five games (six goals, four assists). It's no coincidence that Boston has gone 4-0-1 during that stretch. Marchand (17 goals, 16 assists) is quickly approaching must-start fantasy status.
Andrew Ference, D1/26/2014 11:00:00 AM
Description: Edmonton defenseman Andrew Ference will not play on Sunday after suffering a head injury Friday night, according to an Edmonton Journal report.
Insight: Ference missed Saturday's practice. Not a big scorer, Ference has posted solid plus-minus numbers for the past three seasons, but this year is stuck with 10 points and a -6 rating in 53 games.
David Krejci, CHot1/25/2014 5:17:00 PM
Description: Boston center David Krejci leads the Bruins with 42 points.
Insight: Krejci accounted for three assists Saturday against the Flyers and has had six points in his last four games.
Jarome Iginla, RW1/25/2014 5:12:00 PM
Description: Bruins right wing Jarome Iginla snapped out of a six-game points drought with two goals and two assists Saturday against the Flyers.
Insight: Iginla finished December on a tear with 12 points in his last 12 games before going into a slump. Overall, he has 33 points (15 goals), 36 PIM, 135 SOG and a +14 in 50 games.
Reilly Smith, RWHot1/25/2014 5:11:00 PM
Description: Bruins right wing Reilly Smith extended his points streak to five games with a goal Saturday afternoon at Philadelphia.
Insight: Smith's 37 points rank second on the Bruins behind David Krejci's 42.
Zdeno Chara, D1/25/2014 5:07:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara's two goals Saturday were his first two since Dec. 17.
Insight: Chara is now tied with Dustin Byfuglien and teammate Torey Krug for third among defensemen with 11 goals. However, he only has 10 assists and 109 SOG in 49 games. Anyone who paid for the 45-point, 200-shot blueliner Chara was from 2004 to 2012 has been disappointed.
Dougie Hamilton, D1/24/2014 2:56:00 PM
Description: Boston defenseman Dougie Hamilton was dealing with a concussion and has missed the last four games, but will return to the lineup on Friday.
Insight: The 20-year-old former No. 9 overall pick has flashed some potential the last two seasons but his 10 points in 33 games isn't quite enough to be fantasy-worthy, however he has potential.
Torey Krug, D1/20/2014 8:30:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Torey Krug came up with his 11th goal of the season Monday against the Kings.
Insight: Krug is tied with stars Erik Karlsson and Dustin Byfuglien for second among defensemen in goals, one behind blue-line leader Shea Weber's 12.
Brad Marchand, LWHot1/20/2014 8:26:00 PM
Description: Bruins winger Brad Marchand had two goals for the second straight game Monday against the Kings.
Insight: Marchand has put the puck in the net in four straight games while scoring six goals in that span. He's attempting to make up for a lackluster first 45 games of the season in which he had just 21 points (10 goals).
Adam McQuaid, D1/20/2014 11:15:00 AM
Description: Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid is doubtful for Monday's game against Los Angeles with an undisclosed injury.
Insight: McQuaid's injury won't change any fantasy lineups as his value is limited by his lack of offensive skills (six points in 30 games). His only value would be in his accumulation of penalty minutes (69).
Dougie Hamilton, D1/20/2014 9:46:00 AM
Description: Boston defenseman Dougie Hamilton is dealing with a concussion and has missed the last three games.
Insight: The 20-year-old former No. 9 overall pick has flashed some potential the last two seasons but his 10 points in 33 games isn't quite enough to be fantasy-worthy, however he has potential.
Brad Marchand, LWHot1/19/2014 3:26:00 PM
Description: Brad Marchand scored both Boston goals Sunday in a shootout loss to Chicago.
Insight: Though it won't count toward his season total, Marchand did score on his only attempt of the shootout period. Marchand has followed up a four-game scoreless drought with goals in each of his last three contests.
Dougie Hamilton, D1/15/2014 8:05:00 PM
Description: Boston defenseman Dougie Hamilton is dealing with a minor concussion.
Insight: He missed Tuesday's game. The 20-year-old former No. 9 overall pick has flashed some potential the last two seasons but he hasn't done enough to be fantasy-worthy.
Chris Kelly, C1/14/2014 1:42:00 PM
Description: Bruins center Chris Kelly (broken ankle) began skating last week, according to coach Claude Julien.
Insight: Kelly is not close to returning, but at least he's headed in the correct direction. Through 29 games the third-line center has just seven points and little fantasy value.
Dougie Hamilton, D1/14/2014 1:39:00 PM
Description: Boston defenseman Dougie Hamilton didn't practice Monday due to an undisclosed injury making him questionable for Tuesday's game with the Maple Leafs.
Insight: He suffered the injury Saturday in a game against San Jose. Through 33 games, the 20-year-old Canadian has produced four goals and six assists.
Johnny Boychuk, D1/14/2014 1:36:00 PM
Description: Boston defenseman Johnny Boychuk is probable for Tuesday's game against Toronto after missing saturday's game to witness the birth of his twin girls.
Insight: Boychuk has put up two goals and 11 assists this season, which isn't great, but his +15 rating and 76 SOG help make him a viable fantasy blueliner.
Loui Eriksson, LW1/11/2014 3:26:00 PM
Description: According to Jack Edwards of NESN, Bruins coach Claude Julien said that Loui Eriksson (concussion) will return to the lineup Saturday.
Insight: Eriksson suffered his second concussion in 45 days on Dec. 7 and hasn't played since. The four-time 60-point scorer has just five goals and 14 points in 24 games with the Bruins this season.
Shawn Thornton, LW1/11/2014 10:59:00 AM
Description: Bruins left wing Shawn Thornton is finished with his 15-game suspension and should be available Saturday.
Insight: Thornton was banned for hitting Brooks Orpik after the whistle in a game. Playing on the fourth line, he hasn't been a productive fantasy player this season, tallying just three goals in 27 contests.
Johnny Boychuk, D1/10/2014 10:05:00 PM
Description: Boston defenseman Johnny Boychuk won't be with the team Saturday against San Jose. SOURCE: Bruins on Twitter
Insight: He went back to Boston to be with his wife, who is giving birth to twins. Boychuk has put up two goals and 11 assists this season.
Milan Lucic, LW1/7/2014 9:50:00 PM
Description: Boston left wing Milan Lucic won't be available for Tuesday night's game in Anaheim. SOURCE: Jamie Erdahl, NESN
Insight: He's out with an illness. It's the first game Lucic has missed this season and just his seventh absence since the start of the 2010-11 campaign. He's third on the team in scoring with 30 points in 42 games.
Torey Krug, D1/4/2014 9:45:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Torey Krug notched two goals in Saturday's win over Winnipeg.
Insight: It's only the second multi-goal effort of Krug's career. He's tied with Erik Karlsson and Shea Weber for the league-lead in goals by a defenseman (ten each). Teammate Zdeno Chara is fourth with nine goals in 41 contests.
Torey Krug, D1/4/2014 12:56:00 PM
Description: Boston defenseman Torey Krug participated in warmups and should play Saturday, according to Amanda Bruno of masslive.com.
Insight: Krug missed the last four minutes of Thursday's game and sat out Friday's practice for maintenance due to an undisclosed injury. The 22-year-old is tied for fourth among blueliners with eight goals.
Torey Krug, D1/3/2014 5:20:00 PM
Description: Boston defenseman Torey Krug received a maintenance day Friday to deal with an undisclosed injury. SOURCE: boston.com
Insight: Krug missed the last four minutes of Thursday's game and is questionable for Saturday. The 22-year-old is tied for fourth among blueliners with eight goals.
Niklas Svedberg, G1/2/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: Boston goalie Biklas Svedberg picked up a 3-2 overtime win in his NHL debut Thursday against Nashville.
Insight: The 24-year-old Svedberg had a tremendous 2012-13 season with Providence, putting up a 2.17 GAA and a .925 SV%, but he slipped to 2.87 and .909 in 22 games this season. As long as Tuukka Rask is healthy and Chad Johnson is still on the roster, Svedberg won't play enough to be a fantasy option.
Carl Soderberg, C1/2/2014 11:53:00 AM
Description: Boston center Carl Soderberg is questionable for Thursday's game against Nashville while dealing with a concussion.
Insight: Soderberg played just six games last season, but has already totaled 19 pionts in 32 games this season. He's been playing primarily on the third line with Matt Fraser and Ryan Spooner.
Shawn Thornton, LW12/31/2013 2:59:00 PM
Description: Bruins left wing Shawn Thornton won't appeal his 15-game suspension. He'll be out until January 11th. SOURCE: Amalie Benjamin, Boston Globe
Insight: Thornton was banned for hitting Brooks Orpik after the whistle in a game earlier this month. Thornton's first appeal was denied and he had been considering a second appeal with a neutral arbitrator but at this point it's probably easier for him to just accept his suspension and move on. He hasn't been a productive fantasy player this season, tallying just three goals in 27 contests.
Zdeno Chara, D12/30/2013 7:09:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara was back at practice on Monday but remains questionable for Tuesday's game versus Ottawa. SOURCE: Boston Globe
Insight: Chara sat out Saturday with an undisclosed injury. If we had to guess, the durable Chara (nine goals, eight assists in 38 games) will probably be back in the lineup on New Year's Eve.
Jarome Iginla, RWHot12/28/2013 10:01:00 PM
Description: Bruins right wing Jarome Iginla has seven goals and 11 points over his last 11 games.
Insight: The 36-year-old has scored four goals in his last three games and is still rolling along despite his advanced age.
Zdeno Chara, D12/28/2013 7:00:00 PM
Description: Boston defenseman Zdeno Chara is sitting out Saturday due to an undisclosed injury.
Insight: Chara was a late scratch against the Senators. He has nine goals, 17 points, 27 PIM and 88 SOG in 38 games this season.
Dennis Seidenberg, D12/28/2013 4:24:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg has a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee and will miss the rest of the season, according to bruins.nhl.com.
Insight: Seidenberg will require 6-8 months of recovery, Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said. The defenseman suffered the injury Friday against Ottawa and is a much bigger loss to Boston than fantasy owners.
Reilly Smith, RWHot12/27/2013 10:08:00 PM
Description: Bruins right wing Reilly Smith stayed hot with two more goals in a win over Ottawa Friday at TD Garden.
Insight: That gives Smith seven points over his last three games. For the season, he's at 30 points in 38 games played. Fantasy owners can start him with confidence going forward.
Tuukka Rask, GHot12/27/2013 10:02:00 PM
Description: Boston goalie Tuukka Rask turned aside 33 shots in Friday's 5-0 win over Ottawa.
Insight: The shutout was Rask's fourth of the season. It was also Rask's fourth win in a row. You'd be hard-pressed to find a more consistent netminder in hockey than the one between Boston's pipes right now. Rask is a must-start.
Jarome Iginla, RW12/23/2013 10:56:00 PM
Description: Bruins right wing Jarome Iginla scored two goals Monday at Nashville.
Insight: The veteran forward has seven points (four goals) in his last six games and still has good fantasy value at age 36.
Reilly Smith, LWHot12/23/2013 10:54:00 PM
Description: Boston winger Reilly Smith continued his hot streak with three points (one goal) Monday against the Predators.
Insight: Smith has seven goals and 11 points over his last nine games and is now tied for the Bruins lead with 12 goals. He's also second on the team with 28 points.
Reilly Smith, LWHot12/21/2013 10:07:00 PM
Description: Boston winger Reilly Smith scored two goals for the second time in his last four games Saturday against Buffalo.
Insight: Smith has six goals and eight points over his last eight games and is now tied for second on the Bruins with 25 points.
Milan Lucic, LW12/21/2013 10:05:00 PM
Description: Bruins left wing Milan Lucic snapped a five-game scoring drought with a goal Saturday against the Sabres.
Insight: Lucic has 12 goals, 25 points, 35 PIM, 61 SOG and a +10 in 36 games.
David Krejci, CHot12/21/2013 10:02:00 PM
Description: Boston center David Krejci had his fourth two-point effort in his last seven games Saturday against the Sabres.
Insight: Krejci, who has produced at least 0.66 ppg in each of his last five seasons, scored a goal and had an assist Saturday and is now up to 31 points (seven goals) in 36 games (0.86 ppg).
Brad Marchand, LW12/19/2013 9:47:00 PM
Description: Boston left wing Brad Marchand had two goals on five shots Thursday at Buffalo.
Insight: Marchand's production has really dipped this season as he has scored seven goals with 16 points in 35 games, a pace of 16 goals and 37 points per 82 games. He had 18 points and 36 points in 45 games last season.
Chad Johnson, G12/19/2013 6:25:00 PM
Description: Bruins backup netminder Chad Johnson will start Thursday's game at Buffalo.
Insight: Johnson will be making his eighth start and ninth appearance of the year. He's 6-1-0 with a 2.17 GAA and a .921 SV%. Tuukka Rask, who shut out Calgary Tuesday, should be back between the pipes for Saturday's game, also against the Sabres.
Loui Eriksson, LW12/19/2013 5:16:00 PM
Description: According to the Boston Herald, Bruins forward Loui Eriksson is still experiencing concussion symptoms.
Insight: Eriksson suffered his second concussion in 45 days on Dec. 7. "We’re careful with that," Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said. "I talked to Loui a little bit (Monday). He’s coming along, but he’s still experiencing symptoms. With that type of injury, you see slow improvements, and that’s what Loui is going through right now. So I don’t know what the time period would be."
Zdeno Chara, D12/17/2013 10:35:00 PM
Description: Boston defenseman Zdeno Chara scored both goals in Tuesday's win over Calgary.
Insight: Chara is tied with Ottawa's Erik Karlsson for the most goals by a defenseman this season (nine each). Tuesday was Chara's first multi-goal game since 2011.
Tuukka Rask, G12/17/2013 10:32:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask held Calgary scoreless Tuesday night in Boston.
Insight: He saved all 21 shots that came his way. It was a nice bounceback effort from Rask after getting pulled Saturday against Vancouver. He's having another excellent season and should be starting in all formats.
Jarome Iginla, RW12/17/2013 7:45:00 PM
Description: Bruins right wing Jarome Iginla was back on the ice Tuesday just three days after dislocating his left ring finger. SOURCE: Comcast Sportsnet New England
Insight: Tuesday's game has added meaning for Iginla because it's against Calgary, the team he played his first 15 seasons with. Even in his mid-30s, Iginla continues to be a solid fantasy contributor with 19 points in 33 games this season.
Jarome Iginla, RW12/17/2013 12:17:00 PM
Description: Jarome Iginla is questionable for Tuesday's game against Calgary dislocated left ring finger.
Insight: Iginla has always been a points producer and this year is no different (8 G, 11 A). he didn't practice Monday, but apparently has been cleared to play by team doctors.
Reilly Smith, LWHot12/15/2013 10:46:00 AM
Description: Boston winger Reilly Smith had two goals Saturday at Vancouver.
Insight: That gives the 22-year-old four goals and six points over ihs last five games. Loui Eriksson was the big piece of the Tyler Seguin trade with Dallas, but Smith is third on the Bruins with 23 points while Eriksson has been limited to 24 games and 14 points by multiple concussions.
Jarome Iginla, RW12/15/2013 10:08:00 AM
Description: Jarome Iginla is questionable for Tuesday's game against Calgary dislocated left ring finger.
Insight: Iginla has always been a points producer and this year is no different (8 G, 11 A). If he's ready to go you start him, but you will have to check back on Tuesday to verify that he's in uniform.
Shawn Thornton, LW12/14/2013 3:36:00 PM
Description: Boston left wing Shawn Thornton has been given a 15-game suspension for attacking Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik in a game last week. SOURCE: Darren Dreger, TSN
Insight: Thornton knocked Orpik unconscious and also gave him a concussion. Thornton has already begun serving the ban and will be eligible to return in mid-January. He hasn't been a factor in fantasy this season anyway (three goals in 27 games).
Daniel Paille, LW12/12/2013 12:05:00 PM
Description: Boston winger Daniel Paille is out for Thursday's game against Edmonton due to an upper body injury.
Insight: Paille was sent back to Boston to be checked out further. He isn't much of a fantasy value as he hasn't cracked the 16-point mark over the past two seasons. He's got three goals and two assists in 30 games this season.
Dougie Hamilton, D12/10/2013 7:28:00 PM
Description: Boston defenseman Dougie Hamilton will be out 2-to-4 weeks with a lower body injury. SOURCE: Boston Herald
Insight: He suffered the injury Sunday in a win against the Maple Leafs. Through 28 games, the 20-year-old Canadian has produced three goals and four assists in just over 19 minutes per contest.
Dougie Hamilton, D12/10/2013 11:55:00 AM
Description: Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton had to exit Sunday's game against Toronto in the first period because of a lower-body injury and is out indefinitely.
Insight: Hamilton is a low-end fantasy defenseman with seven points in 28 games, but a good +9 rating.
Loui Eriksson, LW12/10/2013 11:50:00 AM
Description: Bruins left wing Loui Eriksson is doubtful for Tuesday's game against Calgary as he tries to recover from a concussion.
Insight: He's totaled 14 points in 24 games and has always been a solid fantasy option. This is Erksson's second concussion of the season so he may not come back quickly this time around.
Zdeno Chara, D12/10/2013 10:48:00 AM
Description: Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara is dealing with flu-like symptoms and is questionable for Tuesday's game against Calgary.
Insight: Chara has always been a force at the offensive end with his powerful shot. He's posted seven goals and 12 points in 30 games this season.
Chris Kelly, C12/8/2013 3:24:00 PM
Description: Bruins center Chris Kelly will be out 4-to-6 weeks with a broken ankle. SOURCE: Joe McDonald, ESPN Boston
Insight: Kelly suffered the injury during Saturday night's win over Pittsburgh. He's only produced seven points this season so it isn't a big loss for fantasy owners.
Shawn Thornton, LW12/8/2013 10:50:00 AM
Description: Boston Bruins winger Shawn Thornton probably won't be on the ice for a while after his incident with Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik.
Insight: Thornton is more of an enforcer than a scorer. It appears this was retaliation for Orpik's hit on Loui Eriksson earlier in the game.
Chris Kelly, C12/8/2013 10:48:00 AM
Description: Boston center Chris Kelly suffered a lower body injury Saturday night and was not expected to travel with the team to Toronto on Sunday.
Insight: Kelly hasn't done much fantasy-worthy work this season with just seven points in 29 games and a -1 rating. The injury shouldn't change any fantasy lineups.
Loui Eriksson, LW12/8/2013 10:44:00 AM
Description: Bruins left wing Loui Eriksson has been diagnosed with another concussion. SOURCE: Joe McDonald, ESPN Boston
Insight: He suffered the injury in Saturday night's win over Pittsburgh. Obviously, Eriksson won't be competing in Sunday's game against Toronto. For now, consider Eriksson out indefinitely.
Loui Eriksson, LW12/7/2013 8:07:00 PM
Description: Boston left wing Loui Eriksson took a brutal hit from Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik on Saturday. SOURCE: Bruins on Twitter
Insight: He's going to be out for the rest of the game. Eriksson could be dealing with his second concussion in as many months. If that's the case, don't expect a speedy recovery.
Johnny Boychuk, D12/7/2013 2:07:00 PM
Description: Bruins defensman Johnny Boychuk will miss 3-7 days due to a back sprain, according to nhl.com.
Insight: Boychuk was checked into the boards by Max Pacioretty of Montreal on Thursday night and was taken off the ice on a stretcher. Boychuk has a goal and six points in 27 games this season.
Torey Krug, DHot12/5/2013 1:38:00 PM
Description: Boston defenseman Torey Krug is probable for Thursday's game against Montreal due to an undisclosed injury.
Insight: The 22-year-old is a top-scoring defenseman with seven goals and nine assists. Throw in a +5 rating and you have an everyday fantasy blueline starter.
Milan Lucic, LW11/30/2013 9:38:00 PM
Description: Bruins left wing Milan Lucic scored two goals and spent five minutes in the penalty box Saturday against the Blue Jackets.
Insight: Lucic has 10 goals and 20 points in 28 games after scoring just seven goals with 27 points in 46 last season. However, he has 21 PIM this season after averaging 1.48 penalty minutes per game over his first six seasons. His newfound discipline has hurt his fantasy value.
Chad Johnson, G11/30/2013 6:32:00 PM
Description: Bruins backup netminder Chad Johnson will start Saturday's game against the Blue Jackets, according to Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald.
Insight: Johnson has made four starts this season, going 3-1-0 with a 2.21 GAA and a .917 SV%. Tuukka Rask won Friday and should be back in net for Boston's next game Thursday at Montreal.
Dennis Seidenberg, D11/29/2013 9:42:00 AM
Description: Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg, out with a lower body injury for the past four games, could be ready to go Friday against Boston.
Insight: Seidenberg has six points, all assists, in 21 games this season, but does provide a solid +10 rating for fantasy owners. The team sent defenseman Kevan Miller back to the minors which may be a strong indication that Seidenberg is ready to get back on the ice.
Dennis Seidenberg, D11/21/2013 1:45:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg is out indefinitely with a lower body injury suffered in Tuesday's game with the Rangers.
Insight: Seidenberg has six points, all assists, in 21 games this season, but does provide a solid +10 rating for fantasy owners.
Tuukka Rask, G11/20/2013 9:52:00 AM
Description: Boston netminder Tuukka Rask tied a career-high with 43 saves in Tuesday night's 2-1 win over the Rangers.
Insight: Rask dominated New York in the playoffs last season and he was at it again Tuesday night at MSG. For the season, Rask is 12-5-1 with a career-best 1.61 GAA (third-lowest in the NHL) in 18 appearances.
Chad Johnson, G11/19/2013 10:38:00 PM
Description: Bruins backup netminder Chad Johnson was reported by Andrew Gross of the Bergen Record to be the starter for Tuesday's game at New York, but Tuukka Rask ended up starting and making 43 saves on 44 shots in a 2-1 win.
Insight: Johnson has made just three starts this season and is 2-1-0 with a 2.30 GAA and a .917 SV%. He isn't a fantasy factor.
Chad Johnson, G11/19/2013 6:19:00 PM
Description: Bruins backup netminder Chad Johnson will get the starting nod Tuesday against the Rangers.
Insight: Tuukka Rask will get the night off. In three starts this season, Johnson has gone 2-1-0 with a 2.30 GAA and a .917 SV%.
Adam McQuaid, D11/18/2013 10:23:00 AM
Description: Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid is expected to miss Monday's game against Carolina with a strained right hip/groin suffered in last Saturday's contest.
Insight: McQuaid's injury won't change any fantasy lineups as his value is limited by his lack of offensive skills. His only value would be in his accumulation of penalty minutes.
Adam McQuaid, D11/15/2013 1:38:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid is expected to miss Friday's game against Ottawa with a strained right hip/groin suffered in last Saturday's contest.
Insight: McQuaid's fantasy value is limited by his lack of offensive skills. He's never posted more than 15 points in a season, but he is capable of close to 100 minutes in penalties.
Chad Johnson, G11/14/2013 2:59:00 PM
Description: Bruins backup netminder Chad Johnson is the expected starter Thursday against the Columbus.
Insight: Tuukka Rask will get the night off and return for Friday versus Ottawa. Johnson is 1-1-0 with a 2.54 GAA and .900 SV%.
Adam McQuaid, D11/14/2013 11:35:00 AM
Description: Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid is doubtful for Thursday's game against Columbus with a strained right hip/groin suffered in last Saturday's contest.
Insight: McQuaid's fantasy value is limited by his lack of offensive skills. He's never posted more than 15 points in a season, but he is capable of close to 100 minutes in penalties.
Adam McQuaid, D11/11/2013 10:32:00 AM
Description: Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid is doubtful for Monday's game against Tampa Bay with a strained right hip/groin suffered in Saturday's contest.
Insight: McQuaid's fantasy value is limited by his lack of offensive skills. He's never posted more than 15 points in a season, but he is capable of close to 100 minutes in penalties.
Patrice Bergeron, C11/9/2013 10:19:00 PM
Description: Boston center Patrice Bergeron tormented the Leafs in last year's postseason and he did it again Saturday night at TD Garden.
Insight: Bergeron snapped a four-game scoreless streak by netting two goals as the Bruins cruised to a 3-1 victory. If you recall, Bergeron led a three-goal comeback in the third period of Game 7 against Toronto last May. Boston would go on to lose to the Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Finals, four games to two.
Adam McQuaid, D11/9/2013 8:28:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid hurt his right leg eight minutes into the first period Saturday against Toronto. The injury will keep him out for the rest of the game. SOURCE: Jamie Erdahl, NESN
Insight: Perhaps he injured it during his fight with Maple Leafs left wing Frazer McLaren. Until we know more, consider McQuaid day-to-day.
Torey Krug, DHot11/7/2013 9:53:00 PM
Description: Boston defenseman Torey Krug scored a goal for the second straight game Thursday against Florida.
Insight: The 22-year-old is now tied with Ottawa's Erik Karlsson for tops among NHL blueliners with six goals. He also has three assists, giving him nine points in 15 games.
Brad Marchand, LW11/7/2013 9:49:00 PM
Description: Boston left wing Brad Marchand's goal Thursday against Florida was just his fifth point of the season.
Insight: Marchand produced 0.75 ppg over the previous two seasons, but he'll have to play catch-up to get there after a slow start. The winger has skated just over 15 minutes per game this season after playing 17 mpg last season.
David Krejci, C11/7/2013 9:47:00 PM
Description: Boston center David Krejci scored his third goal of the season Thursday against Florida.
Insight: Krejci, who has produced at least 0.66 ppg in each of his last five seasons, has 15 points in the first 15 games this season.
Torey Krug, D11/5/2013 11:06:00 PM
Description: Boston's Torey Krug ranks second in the NHL among defensemen with five goals.
Insight: The 22-year-old blueliner came into Tuesday's game tied with five other blue-liners with four goals apiece. Krug scored one against Dallas, but Ottawa's Erik Karlsson scored a pair in his game. Five of Krug's eight points have come on the power play.
Loui Eriksson, LW11/5/2013 6:10:00 PM
Description: Boston left wing Loui Eriksson (concussion) will play Tuesday against the Dallas Stars, his former team.
Insight: Eriksson has missed five straight contests while recovering from a concussion. He played in Dallas for his first seven seasons before coming over in the Tyler Seguin trade last offseason.
Johnny Boychuk, D11/5/2013 12:20:00 PM
Description: Bruins defensman Johnny Boychuk (lower body) missed Saturday's game and is questionable for Tuesday's game against Dallas.
Insight: Boychuk suffered an injury Thursday night when he crashed into the boards. He hasn't scored a point since Oct. 14 and has minimal fantasy value.
Loui Eriksson, LW11/4/2013 9:02:00 PM
Description: Boston left wing Loui Eriksson could return to action Tuesday against his former team. SOURCE: Boston Globe
Insight: Eriksson has missed five straight contests while recovering from a concussion. He played in Dallas for his first seven seasons before coming over in the Tyler Seguin trade last offseason.
Loui Eriksson, LW11/3/2013 10:25:00 AM
Description: Bruins left wing Loui Eriksson (concussion) was on the ice for Saturday's morning skate, according to the Boston Herald.
Insight: Eriksson missed his fifth straight game Saturday night, but it appears he is close to being cleared for contact. He could be back Tuesday against the Stars, his former team.
Johnny Boychuk, D11/3/2013 10:24:00 AM
Description: Bruins defensman Johnny Boychuk (undisclosed) missed Saturday's game.
Insight: Boychuk suffered an injury Thursday night when he crashed into the boards. He's day-to-day.
Chad Johnson, G11/2/2013 2:52:00 PM
Description: Bruins backup netminder Chad Johnson is the expected starter Saturday against the Islanders.
Insight: He was the first one off the ice at Saturday's morning skate, so it looks like Tuukka Rask will get the night off.
David Krejci, C11/2/2013 1:30:00 PM
Description: Boston center David Krejci has two goals, 11 assists and a +9 in 12 games this season.
Insight: Krejci has produced at least 0.66 ppg in each of his last five seasons and he's well ahead of that pace this year.
Loui Eriksson, LW10/31/2013 11:41:00 AM
Description: Bruins left wing Loui Eriksson is still out indefinitely with a concussion.
Insight: Eriksson had been off to a quiet start for his new team with just three points in eight contests. He is not skating yet and there appears to be no timetable for his return.
Loui Eriksson, LW10/24/2013 9:44:00 PM
Description: Bruins left wing Loui Eriksson is out indefinitely after being diagnosed with a concussion. SOURCE: Bruins on Twitter
Insight: The injury happened on a brutal hit by Sabres defenseman John Scott, who is now facing a suspension of undetermined length. Eriksson had been off to a quiet start for his new team with just three points in eight contests.
Dougie Hamilton, D10/23/2013 10:42:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton has two goals in his last three games.
Insight: Hamilton struggled out of the gate, producing zero points his first three games, and was a healthy scratch on Oct. 12 and 14, but he's been a factor since he returned to the lineup.
Torey Krug, D10/23/2013 10:39:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Torey Krug scored a pair of goals Wednesday at Buffalo.
Insight: The 22-year-old blueliner has three goals and five points in the first eight games, with two of his point coming on the power play. Krug plays on the team's third blue-line pairing but the No. 1 power-play unit.
Milan Lucic, LW10/23/2013 10:35:00 PM
Description: Bruins left wing Milan Lucic had two goals, one assist, four SOG and a +3 Wednesday at Buffalo.
Insight: Lucic averaged 0.77 ppg during back-to-back 60-point seasons in 2010-11 and 2011-12 but averaged just 0.59 in 46 games last year. In eight games so far, he already has five goals, just two shy of his total from last year, and four assists. He's also still spending plenty of time in the penalty box.
Tuukka Rask, GHot10/19/2013 9:57:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask only faced 23 shots Saturday against Tampa Bay and he stopped all of them in a 5-0 win.
Insight: Rask has given up nine goals on 194 shots this season, a .954 SV%. He should be in the Vezina conversation all season.
Carl Soderberg, C10/17/2013 2:02:00 PM
Description: Boston center Carl Soderberg practiced with the team again on Wednesday and could return within a couple of games.
Insight: Soderberg played just six games last season, but is expected to get more time playing on the third line alongside Chris Kelly and Reilly Smith this season.
Carl Soderberg, C10/14/2013 10:58:00 AM
Description: Boston center Carl Soderberg practiced with the team on Friday, according to a Boston Herald report. He could return soon.
Insight: Soderberg played just six games last season, but is expected to get more time playing on the third line alongside Chris Kelly and Reilly Smith this season.
Dougie Hamilton, D10/12/2013 2:37:00 PM
Description: Bruins second-year defenseman Dougie Hamilton was a healthy scratch Saturday.
Insight: Matt Bartowski is making his season debut and skating with Dennis Seidenberg. The 20-year-old Hamilton has zero points and seven shots in three games. Fantasy owners should hold onto the 2011 No. 9 overall pick for now.
Andrew Ference, D10/7/2013 9:53:00 AM
Description: Edmonton defenseman Andrew Ference is questionable for Monday's game against New Jersey for an undisclosed reason.
Insight: Ference missed Sunday's practice. Not a big scorer, Ference has posted solid plus-minus numbers for the past three seasons.
Torey Krug, D10/5/2013 10:09:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Torey Krug had one goal, one assist and five SOG Saturday against the Red Wings.
Insight: The 22-year-old blueliner is a member of Boston's third defensive pairing with Adam McQuaid at even strength but he's seeing significant power-play time so far. Both of his points Saturday came with the man advantage.
Zdeno Chara, D10/5/2013 10:03:00 PM
Description: Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara scored his first goal of the season Saturday against the Red Wings.
Insight: Chara took three shots in the game. The blueliner scored at his usual pace in 2012-13 with seven goals in 48 games, but he had just 12 assists (0.25 apg). Chara averaged 0.43 apg in his first seven seasons with Boston.
Dennis Seidenberg, D10/5/2013 9:52:00 AM
Description: The Bruins inked defenseman Dennis Seidenberg to a four-year extension on Thursday. SOURCE: Darren Dreger, TSN
Insight: He'll earn $4 million annually. Seidenberg, who already has one goal this season, will be 37 when his contract expires.
Tuukka Rask, G10/3/2013 9:59:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask was fantastic Thursday against the Lightning in a season-opening 3-1 win.
Insight: Rask saved 32 of 33 shots to pick up where he left off last year, when he went 19-10-5 with a 2.00 GAA, a .929 SV% and five shutouts in 36 games during the regular season and 14-8 with a 1.88 GAA, a .940 SV% and three shutouts in 22 postseason games.
Patrice Bergeron, C10/3/2013 9:57:00 PM
Description: Boston center Patrice Bergeron scored a goal in the season opener Thursday against the Lightning.
Insight: Bergeron played through shoulder and rib injuries and a punctured lung during Boston's run to the Stanley Cup Finals, but he was able to heal up prior to the start of the regular season and should provide his usual production of 55-65 points with a strong plus/minus.
David Krejci, C10/3/2013 6:12:00 PM
Description: Boston center David Krejci (back) will play Thursday in the season opener, according to the Boston Globe.
Insight: Krejci will play with Milan Lucic and Jarome Iginla to start the season. He had 10 goals and 33 points over 47 games in 2012-13, and fantasy owners should expect somewhere between 50-60 points from the 27-year-old this season.
Carl Soderberg, C10/1/2013 3:59:00 PM
Description: Boston center Carl Soderberg was placed on the seven-day IR with an undisclosed injury which means he'll miss the Bruins' first two games.
Insight: Soderberg played just six games last season, but is expected to get more time playing alongside Chris Kelly and Reilly Smith this season.
David Krejci, C9/30/2013 12:19:00 PM
Description: Boston center David Krejci missed Sunday's practice while suffering from back spasms, according to a Boston Globe report.
Insight: The team believes he'll be ready for Boston's season opener. Krejci is a solid two-way player who can put up around 20 goals and 60 points and has had some big-time +/- ratings over the years.
Patrice Bergeron, C9/22/2013 11:40:00 AM
Description: Boston center Patrice Bergeron made his preseason debut Saturday and "felt pretty good." SOURCE: CSN New England
Insight: Bergeron played through shoulder and rib injuries and a punctured lung during Boston's run to the Stanley Cup Finals, but he's expected to start the regular season.


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