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Former Bruin Stan Jonathan charged in hunting death 11.14.12 at 8:26 pm ET
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Former Bruins forward Stan Jonathan has been charged with criminal negligence causing death in a hunting death.

Jonathan, 57, was deer hunting when he shot and killed Peter Kosid, who was wearing camouflage. According to a CBC report, Jonathan went over after firing the shot and the police were called after Kosid’s body was found.

In his NHL career, Jonathan had 91 goals and 110 assists for 201 points in 411 games. He played parts of eight seasons for the B’s.

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Mark Recchi feels players should take what they can get now 11.13.12 at 3:01 pm ET
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Retired NHL forward Mark Recchi, now a part owner of the Kamloops Blazers (WHL), told the Boston Globe that he feels the locked-out players should accept what the owners are offering and get back on the ice.

Recchi believes that the owners’ offers are only going to get worse over time, so he believes the players should take what they can get now.

‘€œThe longer they’€™re out, the revenues are going to go down and down,’€™’€™ Recchi said. ‘€œCorporate sponsors aren’€™t going to be lining up . . . so there goes that money. The schedule isn’€™t going to be 82 games, I don’€™t think, at this point. That’€™s more money lost. So, how are you going to get a better deal? Personally, I think the best time is now.’€™’€™

Recchi also said that regardless of how the deal looks for the players in the court of public opinion, the players should realize that these don’t end up as bad as they may look at first.

“The players always get their money,’€™’€™ he said. ‘€œThey’€™re always going to get paid, no matter what. Look at that last deal. We ended up with the cap and everyone thought it was a bad deal. But it ended up great, right? No matter what the system is, or has been, the players get their money. No matter what the contract, the owners always find a way to pay them more. That’€™s why I say, get a deal and get back in there . . . the money’€™s always there.’€™’€™

Thus far, all NHL games through November, as well as the annual Winter Classic, have been cancelled due to the lack of a collective bargaining agreement between the owners and the NHL players association.

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NHL officially cancels Winter Classic 11.02.12 at 3:36 pm ET
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The NHL officially cancelled the 2013 Winter classic shortly after 3 p.m. on Friday. The annual outdoor game was scheduled to be played between the Red Wings and Maple Leafs on Jan. 1 at Michigan Stadium. In a press release announcing the cancellation, the league said that the teams will play in the next Winter Classic.

HBO, who produces the behind-the-scenes series, “NHL 24/7″ had to know by mid-November whether the game would be played so they could film the teams leading up to the annual outdoor game. In addition to losing the Winter Classic, the league has cancelled games through the end of November due to a lack of collective bargaining agreement between the players and owners.

Report: Chris Kelly headed to Switzerland 10.31.12 at 12:10 pm ET
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According to a tweet from Finnish sportswriter Matias Strozyk, Bruins center Chris Kelly has signed with HC Red Ice of the Swiss League.

Kelly becomes the third Bruin to head to Switzerland, as both Tyler Seguin (HC Biel) and Patrice Bergeron (HC Lugano) are in Switzerland for the lockout.

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NHL cancels games through Nov. 30 10.26.12 at 2:13 pm ET
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The NHL announced Friday that it has cancelled games through Nov. 30 as a result of the current lockout.

Had a deal been struck at some point this week, the league felt it would be able to start an 82-game season on Nov. 2, but the lack of a new CBA led to the further cancellations. Should games through November be cancelled, the league would lose the Nov. 23 game between the Bruins and Rangers, more notably the first game to be televised by NBC and what many thought before the lockout would be a possible starting point for the season.

Tuukka Rask injured playing in Czech Republic 10.23.12 at 6:53 pm ET
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Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask suffered a groin injury playing for HC Plzen of the Czech Extraliga Tuesday. According to a tweet from Czech play-by-play announcer Roman Jedlicka, Rask left the game after the first period.

Rask had suffered an abdomen strain/groin strain last season, and he didn’t play again after sustaining the injury on March 3 against the Islanders.

Said Rask to a Czech TV station following the game Tuesday: “I slightly pulled my groin. It is not serious. I had groin problems last year so i took little rest just for precaution.”

Rask’s injury is the first known injury suffered by a Bruins player playing overseas during the NHL lockout.

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Marc Savard: Likely ‘no chance’ of comeback 10.22.12 at 3:12 pm ET
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While there’s no news as to where things stand for a potential season, Marc Savard took to Twitter Monday to give what at this point figures to be an annual reminder that he won’t be playing hockey.

The veteran center, who hasn’t played since suffering a concussion on Jan. 22, 2011, said that at this point there is “no chance” that he returns to the NHL. Savard still has five years left on his seven-year, $28.05 million deal and technically has to take and fail his physical every year to be paid his contract. His cap number ($4.007 million) doesn’t go against the Bruins’ salary cap figure as long they put him on long-term injured reserve, which they did in the 2010-11 season when they acquired Tomas Kaberle.

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