Jimmy Vesey projects to be an NHL star. (Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images)There are ample suggestions at this point that the Bruins will be the team that steals Jimmy Vesey away from the Predators.



There was some fear that if the Bruins fired their head coach, he might end up in the Atlantic Division coaching against them.

Instead, it was assistant coach Doug Houda who was canned, and guess what? Same outcome.

The Red Wings announced Tuesday that they had hired Houda as an assistant coach to replace the departed Tony Granato. Houda, a former NHL defenseman who was teammates with Zdeno Chara with the Islanders, joined the Bruins as an assistant coach in 2006 under Dave Lewis and stayed on from the hiring of Claude Julien until Houda’s dismissal last month.

The Bruins have not made a formal announcement on the futures of assistant coaches Doug Jarvis and Joe Sacco, neither of whom have contracts.

Blog Author: 
DJ Bean

The Bruins and Canadiens will play a preseason game in Quebec City on October 4, the Habs announced Tuesday.

The teams did not play each other in preseason action this season, though they did in the previous two years. The B’s went 2-3-0 against Montreal in regular-season play this season.

For those interested in making the trek, tickets go on sale Saturday at evenko.ca.

Blog Author: 
DJ Bean

According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, Brad Marchand aggravated an injury in Monday’s 8-0 win over Belarus at the World Championships in St. Petersburg.

Marchand missed only two games due to injury this season: Boston’s third and fourth games of the season after he suffered a concussion on Oct. 10. As such, he played through whatever injury he ended up reaggravating on Monday.

According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, Brad Marchand aggravated an injury in Monday’s 8-0 win over Belarus at the World Championships in St. Petersburg.

Marchand missed only two games due to injury this season: Boston’s third and fourth games of the season after he suffered a concussion on Oct. 10. As such, he played through whatever injury he ended up reaggravating on Monday.

Marchand isn’t exactly out of commission, as he was able to take part in this publicity stunt to get Connor McDavid on the cover of the NHL ’17 video game:

Blog Author: 
DJ Bean

When Clay Buchholz allowed two runs to the White Sox before recording two outs, it seemed Wednesday would not be the night the struggling starter snapped out of an underwhelming start to his 2016 season.

The Bruins announced their development camp schedule on Wednesday. The annual prospect camp will be held July 12-15 at Ristuccia Arena.

The roster for the camp has yet to be announced, though it figures to include the team’s picks from next month’s draft as well as other B’s prospects who have yet to turn pro.

This will be the last prospect camp held at Ristuccia, as the team is expected to move into its new practice facility in Brighton next season.

Blog Author: 
DJ Bean

Bruins forward Frank Vatrano has been added to the US Men’s national team for the IIHF’s World Championship, which will be played this month in Russia.

Vatrano is coming off his first professional season. The East Longmeadow native and UMass-Amherst product had 36 goals in 36 AHL games and added eight goals in 39 games for Boston. Vatrano finished the season with 55 points at the AHL level and 11 points in the NHL.

The tournament will be helped May 6-22 in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Blog Author: 
DJ Bean
Torey Krug

Torey Krug

The Bruins announced Tuesday that David Krejci (hip), Torey Krug (shoulder) and Matt Beleskey (hand) all underwent surgery in recent weeks.

Of the three, Krug’s recovery time is the longest. Bruins head team physician Dr. Peter Asnis performed the procedure on Krug’s right shoulder on April 21, with the recovery expected to take six months. That would put Krug on pace to return late in the first month of the 2016-17 season. Krug, a restricted free agent, played in all but one game this season.

Krejci had surgery for a left hip impingement on April 25. He had the same procedure on his right hip in 2009, with Dr. Bryan Kelly performing both procedures. Krejci’s recovery time is five months.

Beleskey, meanwhile, is nearly halfway through a six-week recovery after having surgery on his left hand on April 14.

Blog Author: 
DJ Bean

The Bruins will pick 14th overall in June’s NHL draft, as Saturday night’s lottery did not see them jump into the top three picks.