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Spooner Assigned to Providence

Boston, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, November 4, that the team has assigned forward Ryan Spooner to Providence (American Hockey League). 

Spooner skated two games with Boston this season, notching two assists, including his first NHL point on October 31 against the Anaheim Ducks at TD Garden.

Prior to joining Boston, Spooner appeared in eight games with the Providence Bruins, where the 21-year-old notched two goals and five assists for seven points.

The 5’11’’, 181-pound native of Kanata, Ontario was drafted by the Boston Bruins on the third round (45th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Bruins Extend Chiarelli

BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins President Cam Neely announced today, August 29, that the club has signed General Manager Peter Chiarelli to a four-year contract extension through the 2017-18 season.

To read the full release on Chiarelli, who is entering his eighth season as GM of the B’s, click here or the link above.

GM Peter Chiarelli has been given a four-year contract extension through the 2017-18 season. #nhlbruins #boston

GM Peter Chiarelli has been given a four-year contract extension through the 2017-18 season. #nhlbruins #boston

Chiarelli: B's 'Done' after Busy Start to Offseason - In what is likely to be his final media availability before the preseason kicks into gear, Bruins’ General Manager Peter Chiarelli was content with where his club stood heading into 2013-14.

With the re-signing of Tuukka Rask and extension for Patrice Bergeron - both eight-year deals - complete, and the right side nearly filled out with the offseason additions of Loui Eriksson and Jarome Iginla, it doesn’t appear that the Bruins will be making any more transactions this summer.

"We’re done for now," said Chiarelli from Ristuccia Arena on Sunday, where the last day of on-ice workouts for the prospects at Development Camp had wrapped up. It was in reference to a reporter’s question if the Bruins had planned to bring back Jaromir Jagr.

"There’s some little things that you need to take care of but nothing significant."

It was a busy end of the season for Chiarelli and his staff, going from the Stanley Cup Final, to the draft, trade with Dallas, free agency and into Development Camp. The GM was prepared for the busy offseason, though.

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Chiarelli: Bruins Surging - On Sunday, the Bruins took advantage of a well-deserved off day with no practice, following their series-clinching 3-1 win over the New York Rangers that propelled them into the Eastern Conference Finals for the second time in the past three years.

General Manager Peter Chiarelli addressed the media from TD Garden, reflecting on the past series and the well-known depth on the Bruins’ roster. The last time the B’s GM spoke to media, it had been following the mentally, emotionally, physically draining Game Seven comeback win over Toronto.

"What I can say is that in that last half of that third period, our guys came together and you could see a push that I hadn’t seen in a long time," Chiarelli had said.

Aside from Game Four’s miscues, the Bruins then strung together a push of 60-minute, full team efforts against the Rangers that, as a result, see a confident group entering the third round, despite the tough challenge that lies ahead with another deep team in the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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Chiarelli: No Room for "What-Ifs"

BOSTON, MA - The Bruins were off Tuesday with no practice, following their emotional 5-4 comeback overtime win Monday night that clinched their first-round series over Toronto, and set them up for a date with the New York Rangers in Round 2.

General Manager Peter Chiarelli was available to media, and gave his take on the comeback, the Bruins’ depleted back end, young blueliners stepping up, Patrice Bergeron, and the second-round series with New York, among others.

Highlights from Monday night’s historic comeback showed a spirited reaction from Chiarelli and the Bruins’ management booth when Patrice Bergeron tied the game at 4-4, to send it to OT.

But, up until that point, the 4-1 scene looked grim for the Black & Gold.

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Chiarelli: Bruins Have to Step Up to Find Success - The Bruins were off on Monday with no practice, as they rest and regroup prior to facing off against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Wednesday night at TD Garden.

Following the Bruins’ 48-game regular season, in which they went 28-14-6, I caught up with General Manager Peter Chiarelli to assess the team’s readiness heading into the postseason.

"I look at the last three games, although it’s a small sample size, we’ve done some things leading up to this last segment. I’ve liked our physicality in those games, our chances, we’ve been outnumbering the other team," said Chiarelli on the 1-1-1 stretch against Tampa Bay, Washington and Ottawa, following the let’s-forget-it-ever-happened loss to Philadelphia that kick-started the B’s into gear.

"A couple of our players that have been struggling have been coming around, so those are the positives."

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B’s General Manager Peter Chiarelli talked with this morning and said he is looking to add, not subtract by this afternoon’s 3 p.m. trade deadline.

9:02 AM: Chiarelli Looking to Add, Not Subtract

9:02 AM - General Manager Peter Chiarelli and his staff are hard at work - though most of the work has already been done in preparation for the day, especially for a Bruins’ team that has a solid lineup, with room to add pieces.

The Bruins GM took a few minutes to check in, and surprisingly, I caught him at a time when his phone took a brief hiatus (not sure how that happened!)

First, he gave a run-down of the day for the B’s hockey ops staff.

"Well, it’s a busy day. You don’t want to force issues, force trades. We’ve got a couple of little things that we may look in to. Often times on the last day, teams make bigger decisions and sometimes some interesting players – the options on interesting players – fall on your lap, so you have to be prepared for that. Basically, we are prepared, we’ve already done some deals – player acquisitions. You want to just be prepared for something you don’t expect."

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Chiarelli Holds Media Availability

BOSTON, MA - General Manager Peter Chiarelli held media availability today at TD Garden at 2:00 p.m., following the trade between Calgary and Pittsburgh that sent Jarome Iginla to the Penguins.

There were reports Wednesday night that the Calgary Flames captain had been traded to the Boston Bruins - and it spread across Twitter. No official news came from the Bruins, and at 1:15 a.m. on Thursday, the Pittsburgh Penguins announced that they had acquired forward Jarome Iginla from the Calgary Flames in exchange for Ben Hanowski, Kenny Agostino and a 2013 first-round draft pick.

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