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Bruins Daily: Grzelcyk Update; Barzal Contract; NHL Rumors

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Boston Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk revealed an updated timetable for his return on Thursday.

How bad does Mathew Barzal want to stay with the New York Islanders past this season?

More on that, Boston Bruins and NHL news, as well as NHL trade rumors in the latest Boston Hockey Now Bruins Daily:

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Boston Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk is eyeing an early November return to the lineup after offseason shoulder surgery.

After a strong showing in nine games with the Providence Bruins last spring and then another impressive outing at the Prospects challenge in Buffalo last weekend, Boston Bruins prospect John Beecher is getting noticed.

National Hockey Now

NYI: New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal continues to reiterate how much he wants to remain an Islander past this upcoming season.

PGH: New Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Ty Smith isn’t worried about a crowded blue line in Pittsburgh.

PHI: As expected, new Philadelphia Flyers head coach John Tortorella put his players through a rigorous and boisterous first day of training camp.

WSH: Is Washington Capitals winger Tom Wilson ahead of schedule in his rehab from a torn ACL?

FLA: What can be expected from Matthew Tkachuk in his first season with the Florida Panthers?

DET: Like winger David Pastrnak with the Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin hasn’t signed a contract extension yet but he still wants to stay with the Wings.

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DAL: What are the top 5 storylines in Dallas Stars training camp?

COL: A lower-body injury for Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog will likely keep him shelved for the start of the season.

VGK: Former Boston Bruins and new Vegas Golden Knights head coach Bruce Cassidy had former Bruins Reilly Smith and Phil Kessel flanking Massachusetts native Jack Eichel on the first day of training camp.

SJS: If the Czech government won’t allow Russian players to play in the team’s season opening visit to Prague, then according to Sharks GM Mike Grier, they shouldn’t expect any of the San Jose Sharks to show up for the two games against the Nashville Predators.

Canada Hockey Now

MTL: Could the Montreal Canadiens and Philadelphia Flyers become dance partners on the NHL trade market soon?

CGY: Sonny Molano, who is at Calgary Flames training camp on a professional tryout, is getting a chance to prove himself skating with new Flames center Nazem Kadri.

VAN: So why did the Edmonton Oilers decide to give troubled and former Vancouver Canucks winger Jake Virtanen a second chance?

NHL

The NHLPA is hoping to have a replacement for outgoing Executive Director Donald Fehr by January.

 

 

With 20 years of experience (SiriusXM NHL Network Radio, ESPNBoston, NESN, NHL.com, etc.) covering the Bruins, the NHL, NCAA and junior hockey and more, Jimmy Murphy’s hockey black book is full of Hall of Famers, current players, coaches, management, scouts and a wide array of hockey media personalities that have lived in and around this great game. For 17 of his 20 years as a hockey and sports reporter, Murph covered the Bruins on essentially a daily basis covering their victorious 2011 Stanley Cup run and their 2013 run to the Final as well. Murphy has hosted national and local radio shows and podcasts and also has experience in TV as well.

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Rick W Murray

You don’t all of sudden become good player, sure there can be little bumps in the road along the way maybe due to sickness, or a nagging injury, I watched him play in the NCAA he had okay nights but for the most part he was invisible. I can’t see him making an impact.

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