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Sweeney, Cassidy wrap up the season with a press conference

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We can now officially close the book on the 2019 season.

2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Media Day Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney and head coach Bruce Cassidy wrapped up the 2018-19 season on Monday with one last press conference.

Among the notable things mentioned:

  • Anders Bjork is expected to be 100% for training camp
  • Zdeno Chara will have elbow surgery to “clean up loose fragments”
  • Joakim Nordstrom had a break in his foot, but surgery won’t be needed

The duo addressed a couple of hot-button issues in BruinsLand as well.

Regarding Torey Krug, it sounded like the B’s GM wants him around for the long haul:

When it came to David Backes, Sweeney’s words weren’t exactly glowing:

Oh, and the “Mayor of Walpole,” Chris Wagner, gave an update on his arm injury.

Sweeney sounded very proud of his team, too, and is already gearing up for the 2019-20 season.

And Cassidy is hoping that the B’s loss in the Stanley Cup Final will only give the team a strong hunger to get back to the Cup final next season.

It’s a sad day knowing that this was the last press conference of the season, but both Sweeney and Cassidy sounded very confident in their club moving forward.