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Bruins expect Tuukka Rask to play full game Wednesday 09.21.11 at 1:09 pm ET
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WILMINGTON — Bruins coach Claude Julien said Wednesday that the Bruins expect goalie Tuukka Rask to start the team’s preseason opener against the Senators in Ottawa and play the full 60 minutes.

“He should play the whole 60 minutes barring how he feels and everything else,” Julien said. “We kind of told him we’d gauge it as he goes along, but if he feels good, I’ll probably leave him in there for the whole 60.”

Rask made 15 saves on 16 shots in a little more than a period and a half of Tuesday’s black and white scrimmage.

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Joe Corvo had same groin injury last year, David Krejci leaves practice 09.21.11 at 1:03 pm ET
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WILMINGTON — Bruins center David Krejci was the latest player to leave the ice with a tight groin, as he did not finish Wednesday’s practice. Coach Claude Julien revealed that a tight groin was also the reason for Joe Corvo’s exit during the first period of Tuesday’s black and white scrimmage.

“[Corvo] had a tight groin, so before anything happened, we pulled him out and we’re giving him a little bit of rest,” Julien said. “Krejci did the same thing today. We told him to get off the ice, so it’s jut a typical training camp thing that happens. We’re being more cautious than we are being risky.”

As it relates to Corvo, Julien hit the nail on the head with the “typical training camp thing that happens” part. The veteran blueliner dealt with the same groin issue in last year’s training camp, but said that his experience with it is that it goes away quickly with rest and lots of icing.

“It’s something that I had last year too in camp,” Corvo told WEEI.com Wednesday. “It’s just the groin’s tired. It’s kind of telling me to pull back a little bit and give it a couple days rest. I’m sure it will be fine tomorrow.”

Corvo said he experienced pain in the groin after changing directions during his second or third shift of the scrimmage. Neither Krejci nor Corvo will play in Wednesday’s preseason opener, though Krejci was already not in the lineup prior to the injury.

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Bruins release six from camp 09.21.11 at 12:44 pm ET
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WILMINGTON — The Bruins have made their first round of cuts from main camp, as they announced Wednesday that Anthony Camara, Tyler Randell, Yannick Riendeau, Stefan Chaput, Calle Ridderwall and Kyle MacKinnon. All but Camara will head to Providence, while Camara will return to the Windsor Spitfires of the OHL.

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Patrice Bergeron to youngsters: keep it simple in first game 09.21.11 at 11:44 am ET
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WILMINGTON — When it comes to learning from veterans, the preseason is a time for younger players to be sponges (and for writers to use the sponge cliché). With a couple of youngsters set to play their first preseason games, Patrice Bergeron can offer some advice.

The 26-year-old alternate captain can remember his first first preseason game, which he played as an 18-year-old in Montreal. The Quebec native has fond memories of his first time facing NHL competition, and for the likes of Dougie Hamilton and David Warsofsky, both of whom will play in their first preseason games Wednesday, he has a message.

“Just go out there and play your game,” Bergeron said of what advice he would give the youngsters. “Enjoy it. It only happens once, right? Just go out there and have fun. Keep it simple. There’s a reason why you’re here. Just do your thing.”

Hamilton did his thing by blocking a shot and battling through the rest of his shift in Tuesday’s black and white scrimmage. The real question is, with brother Freddie Hamilton‘s Sharks playing the Ducks, which game will the Hamilton household watch?

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Zdeno Chara returns to practice, Joe Corvo absent 09.21.11 at 11:27 am ET
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WILMINGTON — Just hours before the B’s preseason opener in Ottawa, the team held a pair of practices Wednesday morning at Ristuccia Arena. The first hour-long session featured the players dressing for the contest, with non-game players skating in the second session. (For Wednesday’s roster, click here).

Zdeno Chara, who is not playing, returned to the ice for the first time since leaving Monday’s practice with a left leg contusion. Joe Corvo, who left Tuesday’s black and white scrimmage with a lower body injury, did not practice.

Third-round pick Anthony Camara was not on the ice, suggesting he may have been cut from camp. We’ll have more on that after Claude Julien speaks to reporters.

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Bruins announce roster for preseason opener 09.20.11 at 10:13 pm ET
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PROVIDENCE — The Bruins released the schedule for Wednesday night’s preseason opener against the Senators. It is as follows:

Forwards: Jamie Arniel, Patrice Bergeron, Jordan Caron, Chris Clark, Chris Kelly, Jared Knight, Lane MacDermid, Benoit Pouliot, Max Sauve, Tyler Seguin, Ryan Spooner, Jamie Tardif, Shawn Thornton

Defensemen: Matt Bartkowski, Colby Cohen, Andrew Ference, Dougie Hamilton, Steven Kampfer, Adam McQuaid, David Warsofsky.

Goaltenders: Anton Khudobin, Tuukka Rask

Nathan Horton and Zdeno Chara, both of whom missed Tuesday’s black and white scrimmage, are among those not on the roster, though early preseason games generally consist of a mix of youngsters and NHL veterans. Chara suffered a contusion on his left leg after getting hit by a shot Monday in practice and is day-to-day. Joe Corvo, who is day-to-day with a mild lower-body injury, is also not playing.

Kelly and Thornton are playing after missing Tuesday’s scrimmage.

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Joe Corvo injured in black and white scrimmage 09.20.11 at 10:08 pm ET
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PROVIDENCE — Bruins defenseman Joe Corvo sustained what the team is calling a “mild lower-body” injury during Tuesday’s black and white scrimmage. He is considered day-to-day and was walking without a limp following the game.

Corvo was acquired in July from the Hurricanes for a fourth-round pick after Tomas Kaberle signed with Carolina.

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