The Bruins announced via press release Monday that full season ticket packages for the 2010-11 season are now sold out, an encouraging sign late in an offseason that has been very busy for the Bruins.

 

Though full packages throughout the loge and balcony are no longer available, some packages remain an option for interested fans. Half-season (21 games), 10-game and five-game plans in addition to Premium Club memberships remain available. 

 

A source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to WEEI.com Monday that Matt Keator, the agent for Bruins right wing Blake Wheeler, is already in Toronto in preparation for his client's arbitration hearing with the team Tuesday. The source added that Wheeler will be flying in sometime Monday. 

 

Should the sides head to arbitration, as is heavily expected at this point, it will be the first such occurrence since 2006, when the Bruins declined David Tanabe's $1.275 million award. 

 

Agent Matt Keator, who represents Bruins winger Blake Wheeler as well as defensemen Mark Stuart and Zdeno Chara, told WEEI.com Friday that the only update with Wheeler is that the "tickets for Toronto [the site of his Tuesday arbitration hearing] are booked." The two sides have not made progress in trying to avoid arbitration. Wheeler is currently on his honeymoon, and one of those in attendance at his wedding would shed little light on the situation. 

According to a report on tsn.ca, the NHL has rejected Ilya Kovalchuk's 17-year, $102 million contract with the New Jersey Devils on the grounds that it circumvents the league's salary cap.

 

According to a league source, the Bruins and Blake Wheeler’s camp have made “no progress” thus far on a new contract, though talks are expected to pick up soon. If Wheeler, who filed this month for arbitration, makes it to a hearing and the Bruins choose against paying him what he is awarded, the 23-year-old will become an unrestricted free agent and would be free to sign with any team.

 

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli spoke with members of the media in a conference call on Thursday and shed light on some of the issues regarding the Bruins and their financial situation heading into the 2010-2011 season. With the signing of Gregory Campbell to a two-year deal, the Bruins would now be estimated to have around half a million dollars remaining to sign Blake Wheeler and Tyler Seguin. 

 

The Bruins announced on Thursday that they have signed center Gregory Campbell, who had filed for arbitration and had a hearing scheduled in Toronto for next Thursday, to a two-year contract. Campbell was acquired by the Bruins in the Nathan Horton trade with the Panthers last month. He totaled just 17 points in 60 games last season but scored 13 goals a season prior and is a presence on the penalty kill.

 

Bruins winger Blake Wheeler's arbitration hearing has been set for July 27, agent Matt Keator told WEEI.com on Tuesday. Though the team has generally avoided such hearings at all costs, their current salary cap situation may prevent them from being able to give Wheeler a new deal prior to arbitration.

 

WILMINGTON -- A record crowd turned out at Ristuccia Arena for the final day of the Bruins development camp on Saturday.

 

A crowd estimated at over 1,200 filled the entire seating section to see top pick Tyler Seguin, along with other prospects Joe Colborne and Yuri Alexandrov, as they ran through drills and finished with an intrasquad scrimmage. Two extra sections, normally reserved for Bruins staff and media, were opened to accommodate the overflow crowd that stretched out the door of the Wilmington practice facility. 

 

WILMINGTON -- Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli announced on Friday that the team had re-signed defenseman Mark Stuart to a one-year deal. 

 

Stuart, 26, is a veteran of 252 NHL regular season games and has 12 goals, 23 assists for 35 points and 261 penalty minutes in those contests. He also has 22 Stanley Cup Playoff games, with two career assists in those 22 games.