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An embattled former Senator-then-Shark has been flipped yet again. And it’s only Wednesday!

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Boston Bruins at Tampa Bay Lightning
Prognosis: GRRRREAT (Patrice Bergeron)
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

In Bruins news you can use:

  • NHL Awards nominees Bruce Cassidy and Patrice Bergeron are in Las Vegas, the former is just pleased to have been nominated, and the latter is just recovering from surgery. Boston Herald
  • Cassidy spoke almost wistfully about how Ilya Kovalchuk would make a fine roster addition. ESPN
  • Hey! Remember Brandon Carlo? We get him back this fall- and here’s why we should be glad. Boston Sports Extra
  • Salary cap era poison? David Backes joins a former Bruin on this short list of players that may be a bear to move thanks to their bulky contracts. The Hockey News
  • Backes’ failure to achieve traction on either of the Bruins’ top lines leaves the team in an unhappy position. 98.5 The Sports Hub
  • Don’t forget that Anders Bjork is returning to action, too, and Ryan Donato is ready to embrace a greater role. These are among several points to cheer you up during NHL Draft week. CBS Boston
  • David Pastrnak is the BEST, and once again his peers back home have acknowledged it. Radio Praha

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • They call him Flipper, Flipper, faster than lightning... embattled former Senators Sharks Mike Hoffman is on the move AGAIN, he is a Panther for now, churned for picks. Stay tuned! The Hockey News
  • The Rangers wealth of options at center may leave a former Bruin either filling in at wing or being moved. Wow, sounds kinda like Ryan Spooner, doesn’t it? WFAN Radio