|Joe Corvo had same groin injury last year, David Krejci leaves practice||09.21.11 at 1:03 pm ET|
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.
|Bruins release six from camp||at 12:44 pm ET|
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.
|Patrice Bergeron to youngsters: keep it simple in first game||at 11:44 am ET|
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?
|Zdeno Chara returns to practice, Joe Corvo absent||at 11:27 am ET|
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.
|Bruins announce roster for preseason opener||09.20.11 at 10:13 pm ET|
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.
|Joe Corvo injured in black and white scrimmage||at 10:08 pm ET|
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.
PROVIDENCE — The black team took the Bruins’ annual black and white scrimmage, 4-1, Tuesday at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.
Second-round pick Alexander Khokhlachev had a pair of goals for the black team, with Lane MacDermid and Daniel Paille scoring the other two. Ryan Spooner scored for the white team.
Tim Thomas and Tuukka Rask each allowed one goal, as they both started and played until halfway through the second period.
Here are a few notes from the game.
- The penalties on the night came from Paille (holding), Dougie Hamilton (tripping), a bench minor to the white team (too many men on the ice) and Milan Lucic (boarding).
- Matt Bartkowski looked good with some nice rushes and an assist on MacDermid’s goal. He was the last player cut from camp last year, so it will be interesting to see if the Pennsylvania native can grab the seventh defenseman spot out of camp this year.
- Chris Clark, who’s in camp on a tryout, showed he can be useful in bringing some of the youngsters along. The 35-year-old manhandled second-year forward Tyler Seguin in the corner in the second period, with the 19-year-old Seguin shoving Clark back. Clark certainly got the best of Seguin in what was a frustrating few seconds for No. 19, but with Seguin needing to toughen up for his second season, any contact is a good thing.
- Hamilton is known for his size and smarts, but he also showed he’s not afraid to get in the way of pucks. The ninth overall pick fell to the ice after blocking a shot in the second, but got up and went to block another.
- Bartokowski’s top competition for a job in Steven Kampfer was the lone player to be “traded” during the game, as he switched from the black team to the white after the first period
- Dennis Seidenberg took a page out of the Michael Ryder/Zdeno Chara book by coming up with a save in the third period with Khudobin out of the net. Khudobin came back to stop the rebound on a hectic play.