Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli met with the media following the signing of defenseman Johnny Boychuk to an extension Tuesday night. In addition to discussing Boychuk's three-year deal, Chiarelli touched on the upcoming Feb. 27 trade deadline. 

According to multiple reports, Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk has agreed to a three-year contract extension. The deal, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie, is worth an annual average value of $3.36 million. Boychuk is playing out a two-year, $3.75 million deal and would have become an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season.

The Bruins announced Monday that they have recalled forward Josh Hennessy from Providence. Hennessy is expected to be with the team for Tuesday's morning skate.

The callup marks the first time in Hennessy's career that he's been summoned to the NHL level. He has 15 goals and 15 assists in 49 AHL games this season. 

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Chris Kelly is a pretty humble guy. Personable but self-described as "grumpy," the veteran center doesn’t ask to be praised, nor does he necessarily care for being in the spotlight. When you ask him why he’s having a career year, he talks about his teammates.



Two days after sending Steven Kampfer to Providence, the Bruins recalled defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk with plans to bring him as an extra defenseman on their upcoming six-game road trip.

Kampfer has been up with the Bruins for the majority of the season but had played in only 10 NHL contests prior to his demotion. Experience is the biggest thing the B's see as missing from the 23-year-old's game, so they hope an extended stay in the AHL serves him well.

This time of the season, it goes without saying, victories are hard to come by. The Bruins turned in an effort Saturday that probably would have earned them a blowout victory two months ago, but instead got a hard-fought shootout win that they came 67 seconds away from losing in regulation. 



Goals from Tyler Seguin and Patrice Bergeron delivered the Bruins a 4-3 shootout victory over the Predators Saturday afternoon at TD Garden. 

Tim Thomas stopped both shots he saw in the shootout and improved to 4-0 in shootouts this season. 

Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, after making comments in a Finnish publication that were interpreted as a complaint about playing time, told ESPN.com that his comments had been exaggerated. Still, he did not disavow completely the sentiments that had been ascribed to him.

Bruins forward Brad Marchand joined the Mut & Merloni show Friday afternoon, and the main topic of conversation was goaltender Tim Thomas and the controversy that has arisen over his political views.

"Timmy, he's his own guy," Marchand said. "He's handled things pretty well. He's not really any different at all."

Added Marchand: "Whatever he's doing, that's his business. I don't really think it's up to anyone outside hockey or anyone inside hockey for that matter to tell him how to act. It's his own business."

Bruins coach Claude Julien said after Friday's practice that Nathan Horton did not react well to skating earlier this week, and is "back to square one" in his recovery from his latest concussion. 

"He's been pulled back," Julien said. "He's got some symptoms, so we pulled him back. That's why I said as far as for me to come out every and [say there's a] step forward, a step backward. He's back to square one and we're giving him some time here. Those symptoms, once he got back on the ice, came back."