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To me, he’s always been that guy that’s that perfect fit. He’s as reliable defensively as he is offensively. He’s going to give you a fair amount of production and a fair amount of points, yet he’s going to give you that same kind of, I guess, comfort feeling in your end of the ice as well. Those guys are hard to find and when you have them, you try to hold onto them.
-Head Coach Claude Julien, on Patrice Bergeron, following his two-goal, three-point night in the Bruins’ 7-2 win over Ottawa

“Captain of the Boston Bruins”

Congrats, Big Zee!!

DALLAS, TX - Dallas Stars Head Coach Lindy Ruff knows the Boston Bruins.Having coached Buffalo for 15 years (not to mention, playing against the Spoked-B years ago), he’s seen the Bruins’ identity and Julien’s influence on the team. It comes down to what we’ve heard from the Bruins’ bench boss many times before: attention to details."Every team stresses that, the fundamentals. You know, I think that Boston, playing them all these years, for me, Claude does an exceptional job with the fundamentals of the game," Ruff said during his pregame media availability with reporters in Dallas on January 16."Stick on puck, and being in the right place, and being in the right lanes, and how to win the battles and getting above the puck and making people come through you.""Those are all the fundamentals that I think he’s been terrific with his team, and you stress on trying to build those fundamentals with your own team."^CS

DALLAS, TX - Dallas Stars Head Coach Lindy Ruff knows the Boston Bruins.

Having coached Buffalo for 15 years (not to mention, playing against the Spoked-B years ago), he’s seen the Bruins’ identity and Julien’s influence on the team. It comes down to what we’ve heard from the Bruins’ bench boss many times before: attention to details.

"Every team stresses that, the fundamentals. You know, I think that Boston, playing them all these years, for me, Claude does an exceptional job with the fundamentals of the game," Ruff said during his pregame media availability with reporters in Dallas on January 16.

"Stick on puck, and being in the right place, and being in the right lanes, and how to win the battles and getting above the puck and making people come through you."

"Those are all the fundamentals that I think he’s been terrific with his team, and you stress on trying to build those fundamentals with your own team."

^CS

Bruins Beat: B's Take on the Senators Video

Check out the latest Bruins Beat for all the up to date information on the B’s before they take on the Ottawa Senators tonight at TD Garden.

B's Recall Goaltender Niklas Svedberg from Providence

Boston, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, December 27, that the club has recalled goaltender Niklas Svedberg from Providence (American Hockey League). Svedberg joined the team Friday and will be eligible to play in Friday’s game against the Ottawa Senators.

To read the full release, click the link above or here.

David Warsofsky on the ice for pregame skate, making his #NHL debut tonight in #Buffalo. #nhlbruins

David Warsofsky on the ice for pregame skate, making his #NHL debut tonight in #Buffalo. #nhlbruins

Jarome Iginla "Good to Go" Tonight Against Calgary

BOSTON, MA - Bruins winger Jarome Iginla will be in the lineup tonight when Boston hosts his former longtime team, the Calgary Flames, at TD Garden.

Iginla didn’t join in Monday’s practice at Ristuccia Arena, as he was being evaluated by team doctors after dislocating his finger in a fight with Ryan Kesler Saturday night in Vancouver.

But, all checked out with the X-Rays. Nothing broken. Just a dislocated finger that was put back into place.

"When I first looked at it, I would have thought it was for sure [broken]; I had never seen anything like – I had never been through it. So I was thrilled and relieved that it wasn’t and they put it back and just made sure that it was stable enough and good to go, and yesterday, I came back and saw our doctors and put a splint on, I’ll be good to go.”

- Jarome Iginla

To read the rest of the pregame story, click the link above or here.

Bruins Beat: B's Arrive in Edmonton Video

Before practice in Edmonton, the B’s were met by current Oilers Captain Andrew Ference and during the skate the Bruins saw a new goalie lend them a hand.

Paille, Hamilton Join Bruins' Injury Woes; Boychuk to Return vs Calgary

CALGARY, AB - The Bruins can’t catch a break. But they’ll keep powering forward.

Following the team’s pregame skate in Calgary at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Tuesday morning, Bruins Head Coach Claude Julien said that Daniel Paille (who was not on the ice for the skate) is now out with an undisclosed upper-body injury.

Forward Nick Johnson was recalled on an emergency basis from the Providence Bruins and is joining the team today in Calgary (his hometown) for tonight’s game.

The Bruins’ list of injuries up front also includes Chris Kelly (broken ankle, long-term injured reserve, 4-6 weeks) and Loui Eriksson (concussion, injured reserve).

"It just means that our team has to step up their game as a whole and be more conscientious that we don’t have all our players and we’re going to need the best out of everybody. So it’s a good challenge for us and in the long run, you hope that it will help you grow as a group and as a team."

- Claude Julien

To read the full blog update from Calgary, click the link above or here.

B’s Place Eriksson on Injured Reserve and Recall Nick Johnson

BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, Tuesday, December 10, that the club has placed forward Loui Eriksson on injured reserve with a concussion.

Chiarelli also announced that the team has recalled forward Nick Johnson from Providence on an emergency basis. Johnson will join the team in Calgary Tuesday and be available for their game against the Calgary Flames Tuesday night.

Johnson has skated in 23 games with Providence this season, notching 11 goals (second on the team) and nine assists for 20 points (third on the team) with a plus-seven rating.

The winger has appeared in a total of 206 games at the AHL level, racking up 64 goals and 79 assists with a combined plus-51 rating.

The forward has 104 games of NHL experience, skating in 17 games win the Phoenix Coyotes (2012-13), 77 games with the Minnestota Wild and 10 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins (2009-2011). In total, Johnson has accrued 14 goals and 23 assists for 37 points at the NHL level.

The 6’2’’, 200-pound native of Calgary, Alberta was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the third round (67th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. The Boston Bruins signed Johnson as a free agent on July 5, 2013.