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The Bruins youngsters are in Buffalo to face their Penguins, Sabres, and Devils counterparts

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Long time, no see! (Anders Bjork)
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In Bruins news you can use:

  • Bear a few things in mind as you watch the Prospects Challenge in Buffalo... Causeway Crowd
  • ...and keep your eyes on these guys. (With video) NESN
  • Although today’s Penguins v. Bruins match will not be streamed, all of the Devils as well as Sabres games will be. DK Pittsburgh Sports
  • From behind enemy lines: The Penguins faction weighs in on their prospects, who face the Bruins’ today at 3:30. Pensburgh The host Sabres list all of the players to watch. Die By The Blade The Devils analyze their opponents and include a quick explanation as to why some of their prospects will be ineligible to participate. They will post game threads. All About The Jersey
  • Yes it is called the Prospects Challenge, and no, he’s no longer a prospect. Even so, Anders Bjork is along for the ride, for reasons. WEEI
  • Urho Vaakanainen understands well being derailed by injury, and likewise looks to strut his stuff in Buffalo. Patriot Ledger
  • Trent Frederic has been putting in the work to increase his speed, thanks to a trainer who is no stranger to the Bruins. WEEI
  • A more svelte Frederic is prepared to seize his opportunity. Boston Globe
  • The logjam over Charlie McAvoy and Brandon Carlo has stalled any progress on negotiating Torey Krug’s next deal. Apparently Krug would consider a hometown discount in his next contract. Yahoo Sports
  • ...apparently there has been no communication regarding Krug’s contract at all. NHL

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Tim Thomas has been avoiding Boston, but not for the reasons you thought. CBS Boston Thomas joins Brian Gionta (and Gary Bettman, among others) in being named to the US Hockey Hall of Fame. Calgary Sun Chris Kelly is one of the coaches working with the Bruins youngsters in preparation for the Prospects Challenge. @MLoftus_Ledger Joe Thornton has signed for a year with the Sharks . @SanJoseSharks
  • Another Thomas will be with the Bruins, at least for this summer. @SWhyno
  • Do you believe in a magnanimous Gary Bettmen? Me neither. The Hockey News
  • The Sharks have announced that Kendall Coyne Schofield will join their broadcast team as a color analyst this season. NHL
  • Rumor has it NBC Sports’ Pierre McGuire is being reassigned in favor of Brian Bouchard. 985 The Sports Hub
  • There will be some fresh faces officiating at prospect tourneys this weekend- female ones. NHL

How many days until Bruins hockey?

  • 10 days until the first preseason game in New Jersey v. the Devils on September 16, 2019.
  • 28 days until the first regular season game in Dallas v. the Stars on October 3, 2019.