As expected, Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs attended Wednesday’s press conference with CEO Charlie Jacobs and Cam Neely. Since becoming CEO during the 2014-15 season, Charlie Jacobs had taken over many of the media responsibilities of his father.

Rumor had it that Jeremy Jacobs was not happy with the Bruins’ situation after missing the playoffs in two straight seasons, but the longtime owner gave Neely and his staff a vote of confidence Wednesday.

“He’s my leader right now and I ride with him,” Jacobs said.

Jacobs added that Neely, who played 10 seasons of a Hall of Fame career for the Jacobs-owned Bruins, deserves ample time to try to correct the organization’s path.

“Absolutely. He is the personality that I’m looking forward to seeing,” Jacobs said. “He’s got a clear deck right now to do it.

“He had a difficult year last year, but it wasn’t unanticipated in my mind. They said it would be rocky and it was. And it was disappointing in the end.”

Neely has been the team’s president since the 2010-11 season.

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DJ Bean

Could Zdeno Chara be traded this offseason? (Kim Klement/USA Today)Ten years ago, Zdeno Chara chose the Bruins.



DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.

One of the Bruins’ most promising players selected in the 2015 draft suffered a frightening injury Friday night.

One of the Bruins’ most promising players selected in the 2015 draft suffered a frightening injury Friday night.

Though he was the Bruins’ sixth selection (52nd overall), defenseman Jeremy Lauzon may have jumped ahead of some of his draft classmates thanks to a strong season in the QMJHL. His playoffs with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies were put on hold, however, when he took a skate to the neck Friday. Lauzon, who was bleeding heavily, was rushed to the hospital.

TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported after the game that Lauzon had suffered a neck laceration and required surgery.

Lauzon is the second Bruins prospect in a matter of months to suffer an injury in the neck area. Malcolm Subban’s regular season was cut short when he took a puck to the throat and required surgery on his larynx back in February.

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DJ Bean
Matt Beleskey

Matt Beleskey

Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said at Thursday’s press conference that in addition to David Krejci, who is having hip surgery to fix a femoroacetabular impingement, two other Bruins are possibilities to have surgery this offseason.

Sweeney noted that Matt Beleskey (hand) and Torey Krug (shoulder) could require procedures. Krug missed only one game all season, while Beleskey missed two.

“Matt Beleskey had a hand injury that he’s taking care of,” Sweeney said. “Torey has a shoulder that we’re continuing to evaluate. There’s a possibility there as well, a strong possibility.”

Krejci’s surgery will be done by Brian Kelly, who has previously done hip surgeries for Krejci and Tim Thomas.

“He feels good that this will be done, it will be behind him, and he will be arguably a top center again in the league,” Sweeney said of Krejci. “We feel great about that. To have that one-two punch for us is really important.”

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DJ Bean

Bruins forward Frank Vatrano was named a co-recipient of the Dudley Garrett Memorial Award as the AHL’s most outstanding rookie for the 2015-16 season.

Bruins forward Frank Vatrano was named a co-recipient of the Dudley Garrett Memorial Award as the AHL’s most outstanding rookie for the 2015-16 season.

Vatrano split the award with Avalanche prospect and 2015 10th overall pick Mikko Rantanen, who had more points than Vatrano but played far more games. Rantanen had 24 goals and 36 assists for 60 points in 51 games, while Vatrano led the AHL with 34 goals despite playing in only 34 games. Vatrano added 17 assists for a total of 51 points.

The first-year pro and East Longmeadow native played more NHL games than AHL games this season, as he scored eight goals and added three assists for 11 points in 39 games for Boston.

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DJ Bean