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Hard To Trade Murray

from the Worcester Telegram & Gazette,

For those fans anxious to see the Bruins deal away the unproductive Glen Murray, don’t get your hopes too high.

For one thing, Murray has trade restrictions in his $4.15 million-a-year contract, which doesn’t expire until after next season. If there’s not an outright no-trade clause, which can’t be confirmed, then there’s at least something that limits the cities to which Murray can be sent.

Secondly, the struggling forward is 35 years old, and the market for him is limited.

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Ference Out With Sprained Knee

from the CP via TSN,

Just as defenceman Aaron Ward returned from a concussion, blue-liner Andrew Ference was sidelined for a second time this month - this time with a sprained knee.

Ference returned from an upper body injury for the Bruins’ 5-2 victory over Toronto on Thursday night, only to suffer a brand new injury.

more on the Bruins…

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  Tags: andrew+ference, boston+bruins, injury

Fernandez Has a Plan

From Kevin Dupont at the Boston Globe,

It wasn’t the answer Manny Fernandez wanted.

“No, it wasn’t,” said the Bruins’ injured netminder yesterday, his knee woes making him a spectator for most of this season. “But at least we’ve reached a decision. We have a plan, and now we’ll go from here.”

The plan, in a nutshell: 1. get back on skates immediately; 2. build up leg strength through on-ice workouts and off-ice rehab; 3. hope for the best.

All of that, which Fernandez plans to begin as early as tomorrow in a late-morning workout, is in lieu of surgery.

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Line Of The Day

via the Boston Globe,

Aaron Ward, who missed his first game last night after suffering a concussion against Montreal, has passed two of the tests that are required for players who have sustained head injuries, and believes he can play on Thursday against Toronto.

Despite his recovery, Ward’s still not happy that defenseman Francis Bouillon, who delivered the hit, was not disciplined.

“In my past dealings with the National Hockey League, I’ve learned to set my expectations low. They met them,” said Ward. “It was a cheap hit. I’ve seen the video. The puck is 140 feet away. It’s not even in the zone. It’s inexplicable. But I’ll deal with it and move on.”

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Free Advice Offered

via Tim Panaccio of the Philadelphia Inquirer,

Here’s some free advice to Bergeron: Never go into the corner not expecting to be hit; and never bend over to expose your head and neck when you do.

I wonder if Panaccio would be handing out free advice like this if Patrice Bergeron was a Flyer and Randy Jones was a Bruin?

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  Tags: boston+bruins, patrice+bergeron, philadelphia+flyers, randy+jones

Aaron Ward Out With Concussion

from the Bruins Blog at the Boston Globe,

Aaron Ward suffered a concussion in the third period last night when he was hit by a Francis Bouillon elbow. GM Peter Chiarelli said there is no timetable on Ward’s return. Chiarelli has not heard back from the league about any possible discipline for Bouillon.

more on the Bruins…

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Bergeron Has a Message

From TSN,

Injured Bruins star Patrice Bergeron held a press conference Thursday to send a message about hitting from behind.  In a nutshell - don’t do it.

He said he wanted to send that message not just to kids, but to his fellow NHLers.

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The Flyers Must Be Stopped

from Bud Barth of the Worcester-Telegram & Gazette,

The Philly hierarchy obviously is condoning, if not encouraging, this caveman mentality that goes far beyond the NHL toughness standard and enters the barbaric sphere of intent to injure — and injure badly.

Downie’s incident could have been excused as an isolated case. After Boulerice’s hit, it smacked of team policy. Now, with Jones’ infraction being perhaps the ugliest of all, how can you not consider conspiracy?

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  Tags: philadelphia+flyers, suspensions

McKenzie Responds To Chiarelli

from Bob McKenzie of TSN,

...If Chiarelli or anyone else want to skew that view to suggest I said Bergeron is “guilty” of something, well, that’s just not right.

I rarely, if ever, buy into the victim as the guilty party mentality that pervades society, not just the NHL. The victim is the victim. The perpetrator is the perpetrator.

My only point is that in the pantheon of NHL indiscretions, Jones’ act – not necessarily the consequences of it – falls into the middle of the road. Can you separate the two – the act and the consequences?

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Update On Bergeron

from the Bruins Blog at the Boston Globe,

GM Peter Chiarelli provided an update on Patrice Bergeron, who suffered a Grade 3 concussion six days ago when Philadelphia defenseman Randy Jones belted him into the TD Banknorth Garden boards.

“He could be out a month. He could be out two months. He could be out a year,” Chiarelli said.

Chiarelli said that Bergeron can hold a conversation for several minutes, but then becomes tired and loses focus.

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update 9:39pm, also from the Bruins Blog,

Chiarelli’s had enough.

“Those are the terms I’ve been using. Ludicrous and absurd,” said Chiarelli. “I guess I’m angry at some of these takes. Commentaries, web sites, talk radio—you should hear some of the talk radio out of Montreal. They’re saying he’s partially at fault for this. It angers me. It angers the Bruins organization that they’d say it’s his fault in this case. To say he should have been more careful retrieving the puck, to me, is absurd.”

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