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David Pastrnak, Gregory Campbell remain out as Bruins prepare for Capitals

09.24.14 at 1:22 pm ET
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The Bruins will play their second preseason game Wednesday when they host the Capitals at the Garden.

Ryan Spooner and Simon Gagne are the only two players in the lineup who also played Tuesday in Montreal. Spooner had a goal in that game but received a mixed review from Claude Julien because of his defensive play.

The roster for the game is as follows:

Forwards: Patrice Bergeron, Alex Fallstrom, Justin Florek, Simon Gagne, Seth Griffith, Bracken Kearns, Alexander Khokhlachev, Jared Knight, Ville Leino, Matt Lindblad, Brad Marchand, Ryan Spooner

Defensemen: Matt Bartkowski, Chris Breen, Zdeno Chara, Dougie Hamilton, Adam McQuaid, Zach Trotman

Goaltenders: Tuukka Rask, Jeremy Smith

David Pastrnak (shoulder), Gregory Campbell (core) and Linus Arnesson (groin) continue to remain out for the Bruins, while Anthony Camara also missed practice. Arnesson began skating again this week.

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Bruins drop preseason opener to Canadiens

09.23.14 at 11:18 pm ET
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The Canadiens defeated the Bruins, 3-2, in the teams’€™ preseason opening game Tuesday at the Bell Centre.

The Bruins jumped out to a two-goal lead on goals from Ryan Spooner and Matt Fraser, but three unanswered goals from Jiri Sekac, Christian Thomas and Drayson Bowman gave Montreal the victory.

Niklas Svedberg and Malcolm Subban both played net for the Bruins, with Svedberg making 16 saves on 18 shots over two periods and Subban stopping nine of 10 shots in the third.

The Bruins will host the Capitals Wednesday at TD Garden in the second game of their seven-game preseason schedule.

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Claude Julien: David Pastrnak, Gregory Campbell ‘getting close’

09.23.14 at 2:14 pm ET
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Neither David Pastrnak (bruised shoulder) nor Gregory Campbell (core) practiced Tuesday, and both will miss Tuesday night’€™s preseason game against the Canadiens. Linus Arnesson (groin) skated on his own Monday and is getting closer to rejoining practices.

Campbell has yet to participate in training camp practices.

“He’€™s getting better every day is what I’€™ve been told. He hasn’€™t skated yet, but he’€™s really feeling optimistic,’€ Claude Julien said before the team left for Montreal Tuesday. “From what I’€™m being told by our trainers, he’€™s getting closer and closer.”

Pastrnak left the first of two sessions Saturday with after getting hit into the boards. He has not taken the ice since.

The 2014 first-round pick spent his only full day of camp, Friday, on a line with David Krejci.

“Pastrnak is still day-to-day. He’€™s feeling better all the time as well,”€ Julien said. “€œI would put [him and Campbell] in the same boat,’€ he said. ‘€œTrainers haven’€™t told me that they’€™re ready to practice yet, but they’€™re getting close and that’€™s the report that I’€™m getting from our guys.”

Craig Cunningham, who was recently dealing with mono, joined training camp Tuesday.

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David Pastrnak, Gregory Campbell remain out for Bruins

09.22.14 at 2:05 pm ET
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WILMINGTON — The Bruins continued training camp with two practices at Ristuccia Arena Monday. The team was still split into two squads, though they were different from the two groups the B’€™s had used in the first two days of practices.

David Pastrnak (shoulder) did not practice Monday, while Gregory Campbell (core) and Linus Arnesson (groin) also were absent. Milan Lucic, who did not play in Sunday’€™s scrimmage as he continued his recovery from wrist surgery, did take part in Monday’€™s practice.

After the practice, Claude Julien gave a slight update on Pastrnak’s condition.

“To be honest with you, I’ve been told he’s day-to-day. What does that mean? Exactly what they’re saying,” he said. “It’s not a dislocated shoulder; it’s nothing like that. It’s some sort of a bruised shoulder, so we’ve got to wait and see how it heals.

Julien downplayed that missing time could ruin Pastrnak’s chances of making the team. Even if Pastrnak misses some time in training camp, the B’s can keep him for nine games of the regular season before they have to make a decision on beginning his entry-level contract or returning him to his team in Sweden.

“As far as I’m concerned, he’s day-to-day,” Julien said. “We’ve still got some time before the regular-season. I can’t control [when he returns], but we’ll see when he’s ready to come back.”

With Reilly Smith and Torey Krug still without contracts, Seth Griffith remained on Patrice Bergeron‘€™s line in place of Smith, with Brad Marchand in his usual spot on the other wing. Matt Fraser and Loui Eriksson flanked David Krejci. Pastrnak had been on Krejci’s right wing until he suffered his shoulder injury in the first of two sessions for his group on Saturday.

The Bruins have a busy week of preseason games ahead of them, as they will play four games this week beginning with an exhibition against the Canadiens Tuesday night in Montreal.

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Milan Lucic (wrist) slowly getting back to normal

09.20.14 at 10:12 pm ET
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WILMINGTON — Milan Lucic said after Saturday’€™s practice that he is happy with his recovery from wrist surgery thus far.

Lucic has taken some contact in training camp so far, and though his status for preseason games is unknown, he is getting more and more comfortable.

“It’€™s been better than what I expected, which is obviously a good thing,” Lucic said. “Just seeing my progression over the last two weeks, where it’€™s gone, it’€™s been good. My shooting feels ‘€” I’€™m not going to say it’€™s completely back to normal, but I can get to where I can get full pressure into my shot and all that type of stuff.

“It’€™s just the battle stuff. I haven’€™t really practiced forechecking and hitting and stuff like that yet. That obviously doesn’€™t come until game time. As of right now, I think it’€™s just being smart and going about everything the right way and taking it step-by-step.’€

The Bruins have a scrimmage Sunday in Providence and four preseason games this week.

“The games will come whenever I’€™m ready to play,” Lucic said. “You don’€™t want to put yourself in a position where you’€™re having setbacks right away.”

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David Pastrnak suffers shoulder injury, very doubtful for Sunday scrimmage

09.20.14 at 12:31 pm ET
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WILMINGTON –” David Pastrnak suffered a shoulder injury during the first of two training camp practice sessions Saturday and did not return to the ice.

Claude Julien said afterwards that Pastrnak had tweaked his shoulder and that the 18-year-old right wing is “very, very doubtful” to play in Sunday’s black and gold scrimmage in Providence.

Pastrnak, the Bruins’€™ first-round pick in June’€™s draft, left early on in the first session and was not on the ice for the second one. He had taken a hit into the boards prior to leaving the ice.

With Pastrnak done for the day, Tyler Randell skated on David Krejci‘€™s right wing, with Matt Fraser playing on the left side. Fraser and Pastrnak had been Krejci’€™s linemates to open training camp Friday, with Randell rotating in.

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Pastrnak Watch: Rookie opens Bruins training camp on David Krejci’s line

09.19.14 at 3:16 pm ET
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WILMINGTON –€” As Peter Chiarelli had previously implied, David Pastrnak was teamed with David Krejci to begin training camp Friday.

Pastrnak, a Czech right wing who grew up idolizing Krejci, was on the right wing of Krejci’€™s line, with Matt Fraser playing on the other side. Milan Lucic was in the other of the two practice groups.

“€œIt’€™s pretty hard,”€ Pastrnak said of the practice. “On the ice, they’€™re NHL players, so you have to adjust and try to keep going with them and play your best.”

Tyler Randell also saw some time on Krejci’€™s right wing, but it was mostly Pastrnak, whom the Bruins selected with the 25th overall pick in June’€™s draft.

Krejci hinted that Pastrnak would be on his line for Sunday’€™s black and gold scrimmage in Providence.

“For me, to play with David, he’€™s obviously a Czech guy, he’€™s got great hands, he’€™s got really good speed,”€ Krejci said. “It was alright today. We didn’€™t do too much line drills today out there, so just take it day by day.”

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