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Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney speaks after being introduced Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Boston. Sweeney was elevated to general manager, taking over for his former boss, Peter Chiarelli, who was fired in April after the team missed the playoffs for the first time in eight years. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

Bruins hoping playoff drought is a short one

Thursday, October 8, 2015

BOSTON – The Boston Bruins didn’t quite clean house after missing the playoffs for the first time since 2007. It was more like a little tidying up. General Manager Peter Chiarelli was fired, but Coach Claude Julien stayed. Chiarelli was replaced by his former assistant, Don Sweeney, maintaining some continuity in a front office that is still run by team …

Bruins sign backup G Gustavsson to 1-year, $700,000 contract

Monday, October 5, 2015

The Boston Bruins signed backup goalier Jonas Gustavsson to a one-year, $700,000 deal Sunday. The former Red Wings and Maple Leafs goalie is expected to back up Tuukka Rask. Gustavsson, 30, has appeared in 148 NHL games, posting a 60-55-21 record with a 2.89 goals against average and .901 save percentage. He represented Sweden in the 2014 Olympics and won a silver medal. …

Bruins lose to Capitals in final preseason game

Saturday, October 3, 2015

T.J. Oshie and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored in a shootout to give the Washington Capitals a 2-1 victory over the Bruins on Friday night in Boston’s preseason finale. Alex Ovechkin tied it for Washington with 2:34 left in regulation. Philip Grubauer made six saves for the Capitals in the first period, and Braden Holtby stopped 23 shots the rest of the way. Loui Eriksson …

Bruins sign new deals with Hayes, Connolly, DeFazio

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Bruins sign new deals for Hayes, Connolly, DeFazio BOSTON – Forward Jimmy Hayes’s new deal with the Boston Bruins will pay him $2.3 million a year for three years. The Bruins also signed forward Brett Connolly to a one-year contract with a cap figure of $1,025,000. Forward Brandon …

Bruins sign Hayes to three-year deal

Monday, July 6, 2015

The Boston Bruins announced the signing of three more players on Monday, including Massachusetts native Jimmy Hayes, whom they acquired in a trade last week with Florida. Hayes, who was third on the Panthers in goals with 19 last year, signed a three-year contract worth a cap figure …

Bruins busy on first day of free agency

Thursday, July 2, 2015

BOSTON – Boston Bruins rookie General Manager Don Sweeney went into the first day of NHL free agency intent on improving his team’s feeble offense, which ranked 22nd in the league last season. Sweeney added two wingers Wednesday he thinks will be a major part of the solution …

Sharks acquire goalie Martin Jones from Bruins

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Sharks found their starting goaltender for next season, acquiring Martin Jones in a trade from the Boston Bruins on Tuesday. The Sharks sent a 2016 first-round pick and unsigned forward prospect Sean Kuraly to the Bruins for Jones, four days after …

Bruins’ 2015 draft picks

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Bruins’ 10 draft picks with round, overall pick and last year’s team: 1 (13) Jakub Zboril, D, Saint John (QMJHL) 1 (14) Jake DeBrusk, LW, Swift Current (WHL) 1 (15) Zachary Senyshyn, RW, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) 2 (37) Brandon Carlo, D, Tri-City, (WHL) 2 (45) Jakob …

Bruins deal veterans Lucic, Hamilton on draft day

Saturday, June 27, 2015

BOSTON – The Boston Bruins makeover that began in the front office has reached the front line on offense and the top pairing on defense. The Bruins traded left wing Milan Lucic to the Los Angeles Kings and …

Bruins deal Soderberg to Avalanche for draft choice

Friday, June 26, 2015

The Colorado Avalanche acquired Swedish forward Carl Soderberg from the Boston Bruins on Thursday for a sixth-round pick in 2016. The 29-year-old Soderberg had 13 goals and 31 assists last season. He adds depth to a Colorado front line that already includes Nathan MacKinnon, Matt Duchene, Gabriel Landeskog, …

Bruins’ Bergeron wins Selke Trophy as top defensive forward

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Bruins’ Patrice Bergeron won the Selke Trophy as the NHL’s best defensive forward for the third time in four years on Wednesday night at the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas. Bergeron also won the award in …

Julien says keeping Bruins job doesn’t guarantee stability

Thursday, June 11, 2015

WILMINGTON, Mass. – Claude Julien knows that just because he’s now the NHL’s longest-tenured coach it doesn’t mean his stint with the Boston Bruins has more stability. “It just means that I’m probably the next one to fall …

Bruins GM Sweeney: Julien to return as coach for ninth season

Saturday, June 6, 2015

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Making no apologies for how long it took to reach a decision, Boston Bruins rookie General Manager Don Sweeney is confident that retaining Coach Claude Julien for a ninth season is best for his team. …

Bruins elevate Don Sweeney to general manager

Thursday, May 21, 2015

BOSTON – On his first day as general manager of the Boston Bruins, Don Sweeney met with Claude Julien and declined to give his Stanley Cup-winning coach more than a tepid endorsement. “He’s the coach of the Boston …

Bruins’ Bergeron a Selke finalist along with Kopitar, Toews

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron was named a finalist yesterday for the NHL’s Selke Award, which is given to the league’s best defensive forward. He was joined by Los Angeles’s Anze Kopitar and Chicago’s Jonathan Toews. Bergeron is …