Bruins forward Brad Marchand told NHL.com’€™s Matt Kalman Tuesday that he spent all of last season playing through a right elbow injury.

Marchand, who led the Bruins with 24 goals last season, told Kalman he had offseason surgery to fix torn tendons in his elbow, which had been hampering him since the start of the 2014 playoffs. Kalman noted that Marchand spent six weeks in a cast following the surgery before switching to a splint for another three or four weeks. The 27-year-old, who is in town skating with teammates in preparation for training camp, said he is “œfeeling good now”€ after recovering from the surgery.

“There were days where I couldn’t even hold my stick,” Marchand told Kalman. “It was always tough to shoot. There’d be times throughout the year where it was good. But when it was bad it was tough to even … like I wasn’t shooting in practice and stuff like that. So it definitely affected my game a bit. So it was good to get it done.”

To read Kalman’s story, click here.

Blog Author: 
DJ Bean

The Bruins announced their training camp roster for next week’€™s rookie camp on Tuesday.

Rookie camp will open next Thursday and last into the following week. It includes a rookie camp in Buffalo in which they’€™ll play prospects from the Sabres and Devils next weekend.

Boston’€™s rookie camp roster, which includes the team’s three first-round picks from June, is as follows:

Forwards: Noel Acciari, Anton Blidh, Colby Cave, Austin Czarnik, Jake DeBrusk, Mitchell Dempsey, Jesse Gabrielle, Colton Hargrove, Justin Hickman, Joonas Kemppainen, Jordan Maletta, Eric Neiley, Zachary Senyshyn, Frank Vatrano.

Defensemen: Linus Arnesson, Brandon Carlo, Max Everson, Max Iafrate, Jeremy Lauzon, Frankie Simonelli, Jakub Zboril.

Goaltenders: Matthew Ginn, Zane McIntyre, Daniel Vladar.

Dempsey and Maletta are attending camp on an invite basis. Dempsey was drafted by the B’s in the seventh round of the 2013 draft.

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DJ Bean

David Pastrnak scored 10 goals as a rookie in 47 games. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)WILMINGTON -- Last summer, David Pastrnak set a very lofty goal.



The Bruins announced their preliminary schedule for training camp on Thursday. Main camp begins on Sept. 17, as it does throughout the league.

The Bruins announced their preliminary schedule for training camp on Thursday. Main camp begins on Sept. 17, as it does throughout the league.

Prior to that, the B’€™s will hold their rookie camp, which opens on Sept. 10 and will take place mostly in Buffalo, as the B’€™s will participate in a rookie camp in which they’€™ll face the face prospects from the Devils and Sabres.

Main camp will begin with off-ice testing on Sept. 17 before players take the ice the following day. Most of the camp practices will take place at TD Garden, though there are certain dates scheduled for Ristuccia Arena. The coming season will be the Bruins’€™ final season at Ristuccia before moving to Warrior Ice Arena, which is currently being constructed in Brighton.

The regular season opens on Oct. 8, when the B’€™s host the Jets at the Garden.

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DJ Bean

Kevan Miller is entering his third NHL season. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)Last season there wasn’t much of a question as to where Kevan Miller would fit in the Bruins lineup.



Kevan Miller established himself as one of the NHL‘s most menacing fighters as a rookie back.

Kevan Miller

Kevan Miller

Kevan Miller established himself as one of the NHL‘s most menacing fighters as a rookie back. Then he had his second NHL season derailed by a fight.

Now fully recovered from shoulder surgery that ended his 2014-15 campaign in February, the 27-year-old admits that the consequences of dropping the gloves will be on his mind as opportunities to fight are presented going forward.

“It’€™s obviously a part of my game, but I don’€™t think it’€™s something that defines my game,” Miller told WEEI.com Monday. “I think that it’€™s something that’€™s definitely going to be in the back of your mind. Going into any fight, it’€™s in the back of your mind, getting injured, this and that. Having a shoulder injury issue is definitely something that will be in the back of my mind.

“I’€™m actually to the point now where I’€™ve been able to kind of hit the bag at home and feel OK. I feel really comfortable with my shoulder and where it’€™s at right now. Like I said, it will definitely be in the back of my mind, but I don’€™t think it will really affect me too much.”

Miller fought four times as a rookie in 2013-14, with each one making other players less and less interested in going against him. He first suffered a right shoulder injury fighting Sabres forward Nicolas Deslauriers on Oct. 18 last year, his only fight of the season. He missed the next 13 games before re-joining the lineup up Nov. 21.

Team doctors instructed Miller to not fight upon his return to the lineup, which lasted until he re-injured the shoulder on Feb. 16 against the Flames, ending his season.

Miller, who has been skating back home in California, said he has been completely healthy for roughly three weeks after being limited for much of the offseason.

Check back later for more from Miller as he enters his third NHL season and final year of his contract.

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DJ Bean

When Marian Hossa brings the Stanley Cup home to Slovakia, Zdeno Chara is there.

In what’s becoming a recurring tradition (because Hossa wins the Cup kind of often), the Bruins’ captain joined the Blackhawks forward for his day with the Cup this week. The two were joined by fellow Trencin native Marian Gaborik.

The Cup’s been to Trencin quite a bit in recent years; since 2011, there’s only been one year (2012) in which none of these guys won the Cup.

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DJ Bean