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Chara Out A Short Time

from the Bruins Blog at the Boston Globe,

According to Bruins coach Claude Julien, Chara also might have to sit out Tuesday night’s game in Ottawa against the Senators.

“He’ll be out a short time,” said Julien, who did not identify the
nature of Chara’s injury. “It’s minor. He’s out [today] and possibly in Ottawa, too.”

Chara appeared to hurt a shoulder in the second period of Saturday’s Garden matinee against the Capitals but returned to play effectively in the third period.

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Hate Fighting In Hockey- Then Don’t Watch

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

Just as it’s your right not to like fighting, especially in hockey, it’s my right to embrace it, even get worked up over it, especially when it’s a really good hockey fight, packed with emotion, suspense, and purpose. All these years later, I still get a hoot out of the memory of John Wensink gallantly bowing in front of the North Stars bench, inviting any and all to pair up in a bare-knuckled waltz.

Is that hockey? Frankly, no. But in those days it was part of it, and boy, do I miss that part, and those days.

If you don’t like it, then I say, with all due respect and careful consideration: Watch . . . something . . . else.

read on for more on this and other NHL topics…

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Bruins Go South

from the Worcester Telegram & Gazette,

In a matter of just five days, they have done a real Jekyll and Hyde, morphing from a confident, successful, cohesive bunch into a fragile, unorganized band of losers who suddenly find themselves on the ropes with rubbery knees.

Can these be the same Bruins who won their sixth straight game just last Saturday? With the exception of the absence of injured defenseman Aaron Ward, it’s the same roster and the same coach, but an entirely different karma.

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Ward Out With Bad Foot

from the Bruins Blog at the Boston Globe,

Bruins top four defenseman Aaron Ward showed up on crutches for today’s morning skate on Causeway Street, which meant he wasn’t skating, and which also meant he won’t be in uniform tonight when the Bruins face the Panthers at the Garden.

Initial indication: a deep bruise, possibly on the bone. But it could be worse.

The Bruins are awaiting results of X-rays taken at Mass. General this morning.

more on the Bruins…

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Having Fun in Boston

The Boston Bruins’ own Milan Lucic in The Hockey News,

My place is just outside the city in Charlestown – or ‘Chucktown’ as it is called here. I live close to three of my teammates; Marc Savard, Jeremy Reich and Mark Stuart. Because of our close proximity, we always carpool to practice in the morning (our practice rink is about 25 minutes north of Boston).

Every morning we’ll discuss what’s going on around the league, who won games the night before and what our schedule looks like coming up.

more… on being in Boston and hanging with the ‘Chucktown Crew’

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Stars of the Week

NEW YORK – Toronto Maple Leafs center Mats Sundin, Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas and Philadelphia Flyers right wing Mike Knuble have been named the NHL’s ‘Three Stars’ for the week ending March 2.

More on each player below, plus video available at this link.

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  Tags: mats+sundin, mike+knuble, tim+thomas

Bruins Win Streak Hits Six

from the Worcester Telegram-Gazette News,

Considering what enthusiasm this modest streak has created, can you imagine what will happen if the Bruins make the playoffs and — dare we even suggest? — win a round or two? We’ll need oxygen and defibrillators at every Bruins game after the month of April.

But little steps are what got the B’s this far, and little steps are what they continue to take, which means the players, coach Claude Julien, and general manager Peter Chiarelli are keeping things in perspective.

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added 10:10am, for more on the Bruins and numerous NHL topics,  make sure to check out Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe...

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Manny Fernandez Hits The Ice

from the Boston Herald,

Manny Fernandez skated for the first time since undergoing knee surgery Dec. 12. The goalie had struggled with the injury through November and December.

“It went really well,” Fernandez said. “It was just skates and gloves, shooting some pucks, doing laps. (Today) I’ll strap on some equipment and do the same stuff. We’ll take it a step at a time, every day get a little more stuff included. Next thing I know, I’ll be back on my knees again and going forward.”

GM Peter Chiarelli said recently he thought it was possible Fernandez could play in an NHL game before season’s end.

more on the Bruins…

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A Nose for Fighting

From the Boston Bruins,

“You know, re-breaking your nose—I broke it again back in Florida—the last thing you want to do is get in a fight with a broken nose,” said Lucic, laughing at the incredulity of the action. “It’s probably the most fragile thing, even when it’s healthy.

In fact, earlier on the night, Lucic begged off an encounter with Pittsburgh’s noted heavyweight, and Sidney Crosby’s bodyguard, Georges Laraque.

“He felt I was running around,” said Lucic, in reference to his noticeable physical play throughout the evening. “I said, ‘No thanks. I’ve got a broken nose and I need to stay away from this one.’”

But he didn’t stay away from the next one. Milan Lucic and Jarkko Ruutu go for it—video from the Bruins below…

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  Tags: fighting, jarkko+ruutu, milan+lucic

Bergeron Skates Today

Good to see Patrice Bergeron on the ice today…

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