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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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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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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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Bruins kick off training camp practices at 12:28 pm ET
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WILMINGTON — The Bruins began their training camp practices Friday morning at Ristuccia Arena.

As usual, the practices were split into two groups. Both David Pastrnak and Loui Eriksson were in the same group as David Krejci, though Milan Lucic was in the other group.

Gregory Campbell (mid core) and Linus Arnesson (groin) were both out. Campbell was not listed as being in either group, though Arnesson is listed in the first group.

With Reilly Smith and Torey Krug out, Seth Griffith skated with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand, while Kevan Miller was paired with David Warsofsky.

The practice groups and lines were as follows:

Group 1:

Forwards: Patrice Bergeron, Anthony Camara, Alexander Fallstrom, Brian Ferlin, Rob Flick, Simon Gagne, Seth Griffith, Cory Kane, Chris Kelly, Milan Lucic, Brad Marchand, Daniel Paille, Bobby Robins, Ben Sexton, Ryan Spooner

Defensemen: Linus Arnesson (absent), Johnny Boychuk, Tommy Cross, Steve Eminger, Kevan Miller, Dennis Seidenberg, David Warsofsky, Ben Youds

Goaltenders: Tuukka Rask, Jeremy Smith

Marchand – Bergeron – Griffith
Lucic – Kelly – Ferlin
Paille – Spooner – Gagne
Camara – Flick – Fallstrom
Robins – Kane – Sexton

Seidenberg – Simonelli
Eminger – Boychuk
Warsofsky – Miller
Cross – Youds

Group 2:

Forwards: Jordan Caron, Loui Eriksson, Justin Florek, Matt Fraser, Bracken Kearns, Alexander Khokhlachev, Jared Knight, David Krejci, Ville Leino, Matt Lindblad, David Pastrnak, Tyler Randell, Carl Söderberg, Ethan Werek.

Defensemen: Matt Bartkowski, Chris Breen, Chris Casto, Zdeno Chara, Dougie Hamilton, Adam McQuaid, Joe Morrow, Zach Trotman.

Goaltenders: Niklas Svedberg, Malcolm Subban

Fraser – Krejci – Pastrnak/Randell
Lindblad – Khokhlachev – Eriksson
Caron – Soderberg – Knight
Florek – Kearns – Leino

Chara – Hamilton
Bartkowski – Trotman
Casto – Breen
Morrow – McQuaid

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Pastrnak Watch: Back to right wing, a goal scored, board work a question and how to pronounce his name 09.16.14 at 5:39 pm ET
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ANTIOCH, Tenn. — David Pastrnak ended his rookie camp by playing right wing and scoring. The Bruins will take that going forward.

Pastrnak, who centered Anthony Camara and Seth Griffith in the first two games of the rookie tournament in Nashville, moved back to his natural position of right wing to play with Matt Lindblad and Alex Fallstrom in the finale of the tournament Tuesday, a 4-2 win over the Predators rookies.

It was in the second period that Pastrnak got his only goal of the tournament, a power play tally on a feed from Seth Griffith.

He was also named to the All-Tournament team by participating teams’€™ scouts and officials, which he probably solidified with his first period of the tournament back on Saturday. All in all, Pastrnak’€™s performance in the tournament was a very shiny mixed bag.

Pastrnak’€™s tournament in a nutshell: He has the speed and hands to play in the NHL right now. As expected, he needs work defensively, as his risk-reward style (taking the puck over the man almost always) will both lead to odd-man rushes for the Bruins and burn them.

Defensive deficiencies can be worth overlooking, however, and Pastrnak genuinely seems like he wants to follow any and all instructions to make him a better two-way player. Pastrnak also turned the puck over multiple times Tuesday, including a neutral zone cough-up that forced him to hook a Predators player to prevent a breakaway, which is something to keep an eye on.

Just one man’€™s opinion, but the only real issue that could keep Pastrnak out of the NHL this season is his size.

At around 170 pounds, Pastrnak is awfully light. Playing right wing Tuesday, his board work left more to be desired and, though he obviously likes going to the net, bigger defensemen didn’€™t have to do much to keep him from getting there.

“His wall work — one game, it’€™s hard to judge him — but that’€™s going to be a big issue,” Bruce Cassidy admitted after the game. “In the National Hockey League, you’€™re expected to win pucks on the walls, get them out or get them into the middle of the ice and get going, so that’€™s going to be part of this.

“It’€™s not just the speed part of the game, the individual and the puck skills; it’€™s the grunt work. They’€™ll get a look at that obviously in the exhibition season and go from there.”

Main camp begins on Thursday, with practices beginning Friday. Pastrnak will open the camp at right wing, with Peter Chiarelli hinting that he could start with Krejci.

Pastrnak said he feels good about where he stands after the camp, but that he has a long way to go. He said it as only he could.

“I feel I’€™m [on] the second floor and the NHL is [on] the fifth,” Pastrnak said. “So I have three more floors.”

PRONUNCIATION UPDATE:

Considering how often we’€™re all going to be saying his name in the coming days, we might as well say it right. After double-checking with the player, it is not “PASS-ter-nak,” as we’€™ve all been saying, but rather “POS-ter-nahk.”

Much like Brad Marchand (it’€™s “SHAND,” not “SHOND”) Pastrnak said he doesn’€™t mind if people get his name wrong. He did say that nobody gets it wrong here like they do in Sweden, where he plays for Sodertalje SK and where he’€™ll return if he doesn’€™t make the Bruins. There, they call him POL-ster-nahk.

“I don’€™t know where they got the L from,” he said plainly with a shrug.

Pastrnak said his nickname is Pasta. Given the weight concern, it wouldn’t hurt him to follow the you-are-what-you-eat diet.

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David Pastrnak scores, named to All-Tournament team as Bruins conclude rookie camp at 5:04 pm ET
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ANTIOCH, Tenn. –€” The Bruins wrapped up their 2014 rookie camp by beating the Predators prospects, 4-2, in the finale of the Predators-hosted rookie tournament at Ford Ice Center on Tuesday.

The B’€™s got goals from Seth Griffith, David Pastrnak, Alex Fallstrom and Brian Ferlin. Pastrnak played right wing after playing center in the first two games of the tournament. He skated on a line with Matt Lindblad (also moved to wing) and Fallstrom. Anthony Camara and Seth Griffith, both of whom played on Pastrnak’€™s line in the first two games of the tournament, played on a line centered by Ben Sexton.

Malcolm Subban was in net for the B’€™s 23 saves on 25 shots faced. He started two of the three games, with Adam Morrison playing in Sunday’€™s loss to the Lightning. The Bruins finished the tournament with one win and two losses.

After the tournament, scouts and officials from all participating teams (the Bruins, Lightning, Panthers and Predators) voted on the six-player rookie team, with Pastrnak and defenseman Chris Casto representing the Bruins. Casto was steady throughout the tournament, doing an impressive job of keeping the puck in the offensive zone throughout.

The all-tournament team is as follows:

F – Filip Forsberg, Predators (tournament MVP)
F – Vincent Trochek, Panthers
F – David Pastrnak, Bruins
D – Aaron Ekblad, Panthers
D – Chris Casto, Bruins
G – Sam Brittain, Panthers

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