The Bruins announced today that Marc Savard was placed on the long-term IR with a broken left foot and will be out at least 4-6 weeks. Savard injured the foot in the preseason and has been playing through the injury. He recently re-aggravated it and after tests decided to take some time for it hear. Trent Whitfield was called up from Providence today and will likely replace Savard in the lineup tonight. According to Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe, this is how the line could shake out tonight: Marco Sturm - Patrice Bergeron - Michael Ryder Vladimir Sobotka - David Krejci - Blake Wheeler Daniel Paille - Trent Whitfield - Mark Recchi Brad Marchand - Steve Begin - Byron Bitz Zdeno Chara - Derek Morris Andrew Ference - Dennis Wideman Mark Stuart - Matt Hunwick Tim Thomas Tuukka Rask
"Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has acquired a second round draft choice in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, the rights to unsigned draft choice Alexander Fallstrom and forward Craig Weller from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for forward Chuck Kobasew."Bruins official site
Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe is reporting that Dennis Wideman will miss Monday afternoon's game against the Colorado Avalanche with a left shoulder injury. Wideman left the game in the 2nd period last night and did not return to the ice. He didn't skate with the team at practice today either. He will be replaced in the lineup by Johnny Boychuk, who will see his first ice time of the season.
"I wanted to stay in Boston and I just enjoy everything about being a Bruin and the city, the organization and coming to the rink here, it’s always a good feeling"Milan Lucic
Money details to follow. Awesome news if it's a reasonable figure.
Video tribute to Fred Cusick from Saturday night's game. H/T to Hub Hockey and YouTube user dafoomie for the video. By the way, what is up with the ass clown in Whalers jersey? Dude, show some respect. We know you have no respect for yourself because you are still rooting for the team that turned its back on you, but show some respect for a legend and a sports broadcasting pioneer.
I'm calling it right now. Bergy will score 20+ goals this year.
The New York Times Slap Shot Blog asked me to participate in their "Hockey Night in Blogdom" series this season. Their "30 Teams in 30 Minutes" season preview is up now.
The Montreal Canadiens are heading to a Christian retreat called Teen Ranch for "team bonding". You can't make this stuff up. I realize that a lot of teams do these pre-season team-building trips, but when you pick a place called Teen Ranch, you are just asking for ridicule.