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Two Bruins have been re-signed, and the pre-season schedule has been announced.

Tommy Cross will wear the Spoked B (or Spoked P) for another season
Tommy Cross will wear the Spoked B (or Spoked P) for another season
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Mark your calendars for pre-season Bruins action!

  • Tommy Cross and Tyler Randell will be returning this season, the former in "a leadership role." [TheBostonGlobe]

  • The Bruins have announced their preseason schedule, which will include a number of chances to see the team play nearby. [WEEI]

  • Thankfully, the Bruins have a base of Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci upon which to build despite cap woes... and don't rush to assume the demise of the "heavy game" that the Bruins are noted for. [SouthCoastToday]

  • The window is not closed for the Bruins to contend for another Stanley Cup, read why and cheer up. [ESPN]

  • Got plans? Bobby Orr will be in da house at the MSPCA-Cape Cod fundraiser tonight in Mashpee. []

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • A few local lads will take to the ice in Lake Placid at US National Junior Evaluation Camp, opening August 1st. [PatriotLedger]

  • I know, I know... it is Sean Avery , but here he tackles the subject of moving on in life after hockey. He is pretty frank about the lifestyle that many pro hockey players lead. [ThePlayersTribune]

  • The Maple Leafs have filed for arbitration with a certain RFA goalie whose son's attire and fiancee's pointed non-comment in her Instagram post raised questions. [TSN]

  • Here's a thank-you note to the NHL for bringing the refreshing rawness of hockey to the broadcast of the Stanley Cup Final Oh, and kudos to Pierre and Doc, too.  [MediaPost]

  • No, not THAT kind of predator... Graham James, a former junior hockey coach, will face the music for yet more alleged sexual abuse, as victims are steeling themselves to come forward. [DurhamRegion]

  • The President and CEO of Hockey Canada, Tom Renny, acknowledged publicly that the likelihood of a kid getting to the NHL is less than winning the lottery, and (gasp) maybe kids should be encouraged to be more well-rounded. []

  • In one heartbreaking evening, two hockey playing brothers' lives were lost to drugs and alcohol at a party, in a blow to a family and local Indiana community. [SouthBendTribune]