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The Bruins dig deep to cover more surprise vacancies.

At least we have Tuukka Rask!
At least we have Tuukka Rask!
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Hey, whaddya say- a MATINEE!

  • Brett Connolly will recieve a battlefield promotion to replace Brad Marchand, who is out with a concussion. This may improve the Ryan Spooner line defensively by the addition of Chris Kelly. Zdeno Chara 's return is looking like a possiblity. Matt Irwin is headed to Providence.[MilfordDailyNews]

  • Look for the return of Joonas Kemppainen and the redistribution of Chris Kelly in light of Claude Julien's less than complete satisfaction with the Ryan Spooner line.[WEEI]

  • At least Colin Miller (CMillsie? The OTHER Miller?) looked credible in his NHL debut against Montreal.[TheBostonGlobe]

  • Potpourri: The NHL is evolving away from enforcers. Dennis Seidenberg spoke about the old World Cup format that had teams scrambling to travel between games. Why the Bruins went with Jonas Gustavsson. Hello, Matt Hunwick![TheBostonGlobe]

  • Back at the Dunk, Tommy Cross embraces the role of team captain, and the team will have 4 alternates. The PBruins are changing their playing system to match that of the Bruins, as they have in the past.[ProvidenceJournal]

  • In this prospects report, Kirk Luedeke notes that Frank Vatrano notched a Texas hat trick this weekend, and Zane McIntyre acquitted himself well filling in for injured Malcolm Subban.[ScoutingPost]

  • Here's a quick take on the highs, lows, and so-sos of the PBruins' weekend.[ProvidenceJournal]

  • Let Ty Anderson talk you down from the precipice, Bruins fans![HockeyBuzz]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Hey, show former Bruin Blake Wheeler some love, willya?[TodaysSlapShot]

  • The NWHL opened to enthusiastic crowds this weekend, with all four teams in action.[PuckDaddy]

  • And the LA Kings have hired a new communications intern- Jack Jablonski![PuckDaddy]

  • Private trainers are already using DNA testing to tailor workouts with clients to help avoid injuries. Will the NHL embrace this technology?[TheHockeyNews]

  • A new documentary tackles the issue of growing up as player of color in the game of hockey. Read about "Soul on Ice."[TheHockeyNews]