Bruins coach Claude Julien said following Monday's morning skate that Rich Peverley will not play against the Islanders at TD Garden. Peverley was not on the ice for the morning skate and has missed the team's last three practices despite playing Saturday against the Maple Leafs.

Julien said that the injury Peverley is dealing with is minor, though he did not disclose any details. With Peverley out, Benoit Pouliot will make his return to the lineup after missing the last three games. 

Tyler Seguin recorded his first career hat trick and Tim Thomas stopped 24 shots as the Bruins rolled to a 7-0 win over the Maple Leafs in Toronto on Saturday night. It was the B's second win over Toronto this season and the first time they have had back-to-back victories this season.

Will it be Jordan Caron or Benoit Pouliot in the lineup Saturday against the Maple Leafs? The latter is healthy and ready to return from his illness, but the former may have nabbed the job for himself for the time being. 

It’s been a while since the happy-go-lucky Nathan Horton has been seen around Boston.

Speaking with the media for the first time in nearly two weeks amidst his cold start to the season, Bruins right winger Nathan Horton touched on how things have been for him to begin his second season of the Bruins. Horton heavily implied that his struggles are somewhat related to the concussion he suffered in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals against the Canucks. 

Horton is long removed from symptoms of his concussion, which ended his postseason, but he said that he still hasn't gotten back to feeling satisfied with his game since the hit from Aaron Rome.


The Bruins have broken their losing streak, but have they broken out of the mess that still has them at the bottom of the Eastern Conference?

For one of the first times all season, Bruins coach Claude Julien felt his team gave the kind of effort he was looking for in a 5-3 win over the Senators at TD Garden Tuesday night. Julien watched as his team fell behind 2-1 on two fluky first-period goals and lost a 3-2 lead early in the third period on a shot through a heavy screen in front of Tim Thomas. 

Johnny Boychuk and Daniel Paille scored 37 seconds apart in the third period to snap a 3-3 tie, leading Boston to a much-needed 5-3 win over the Senators Tuesday night at TD Garden. The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Bruins, who had dipped to dead last among the 15 teams in the Eastern Conference entering the contest. The Senators, conversely, saw their six-game winning streak come to an end.

WILMINGTON -- With the Bruins sitting in last place in the Eastern Conference and coming off three straight losses, there has been speculation regarding what moves can be made to improve the defending Stanley Cup champions. General manager Peter Chiarelli reportedly has been working the phones, and the possibility exists that the team could call up a player from Providence. 

Bruins forward Milan Lucic, who led the team with 30 goals last season, said after Monday's practice that he doesn't feel change to the roster is needed.

“What would you expect me to do? It’s a coach trying to find solutions. It’s as simple as that. … If it doesn’t [work], I’m telling you right now, you’re going to see changes again.” -- Claude Julien, Oct. 28.