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Bruins dish on some of the more memorable gifts received from teammates

New Jersey Devils Vs Boston Bruins At TD Garden
We meet again? Tuukka Rask and former Bruin Kenny Agostino, with Brandon Carlo
Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

The Bruins host the Devils tonight on NESNPlus, tune in at 7:00PM for all the action.

  • The Devils cut their roster yesterday, and this is their projected lineup for tonight. NJ.com
  • Boston will use the next two preseason games to finalize some hard roster decisions. Some of what they have seen was unintended, as planned lines were jumbled by injury. Patriot Ledger
  • Peter Cehlarik was a bit banged up, and will sit for a few days. @NHLBruins
  • In rosters, as in life, the first cut is the deepest. Bruins youngsters are vying for precious few roster spots- although a couple remain strong contenders. Bonus- hopeful news of David Krejci and Patrice Bergeron , not so much about Anton Blidh . Boston Herald
  • Does that make Anders Bjork the next Marcus Johansson, then? Bruins Daily
  • Urho Vaakanainen is in the spotlight, which shone on some deficiencies in his game against the Flyers. Union Leader
  • There is a tradition of gift giving in the NHL to mark career milestones as well as on holidays. Bruins dish about some of the nicer and funnier gifts they’ve received. NESN
  • Lend your ears to Adam Jones and his guest- Marisa Ingemi of the Boston Herald. (Audio, 11:24) 98.5 The Sports Hub

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Soooo, Auston Matthews was apparently busy back home in the offseason, according to police blotters. The Star
  • Picture this... a site illustrating hockey stats, by Dr. Micah Blake McCurdy (@IneffectiveMath). HockeyViz
  • Or audit these statistics presentations from this year’s RITSAC (Rochester School of Sports Analytics Conference) syllabus. Hockey-Graphs
  • This “Hockey Happiness Index” uses more than just Stanley Cup wins to asserts that the Bruins are among the happiest NHL Lteams. Boston Hockey Now