Bruins Notes: McAvoy, Bergeron, Miller, and More

Bruins Notes: McAvoy, Bergeron, Miller, and More

by September 11, 2019 0 comments

The Boston Bruins 2019-20 frenzy is officially underway as they open the Training Camp this week.

Next week, the Bruins play their first preseason game and on Oct. 3, they visit the Dallas Stars for an Opening Night of the regular season. The last couple of days have been very busy for the Bruins and their players. Here is the latest on the Bruins.

Patrice Bergeron admitted that he hadn’t been feeling the best during the Stanley Cup playoffs. It was that groin again.

“It’s still lingering a little bit,” Bergeron said. “It’s been there most of the summer, so I got a PRP in July I think and I’m slowly ramping it up on the ice and… I think it’s what we’re trying shoot for is more October rather than this Thursday.”

He will probably miss the start of the Training Camp. That’s nothing new for Bergeron, who has always struggled to start the season at his physical best. More importantly, he has always been there at the end of the day. “I’m feeling positive I’ll be ready definitely for the start of the season,” Bergeron said.

That cannot be said about Bruins defenseman John Moore. The 28-year-old underwent shoulder surgery in late June and is not expected to come back until December. According to the Bruins Head Coach Bruce Cassidy, the team is hoping to get Moore back on Thanksgiving. Moore will probably start the season on the long-term injured reserve.

Kevan Miller, the Bruins veteran defenseman, has been rumored a lot with a possible cap-clearing trade this offseason. His knee injury is still lingering him and he is not expected to be ready for the season’s opener. However, the 31-year-old said he feels like he is getting better and will work his way hard to come back as soon as possible.

Zach Werenski inked a three-year bridge deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday with a $5 million AAV. Does that mean anything for Boston and its negotiations with the restricted free agent defensemen? Yes, actually, a lot. NHL Insider Bob McKenzie believes that Werenski’s deal will almost surely spark the talks between the Bruins and Charlie McAvoy’s camp.

That’s good news for the Bruins as they want to get McAvoy signed sooner rather than later. It seems like a deal is closer now. McKenzie added that McAvoy, apart from Werenski, seeks a long-term deal rather than a short-term one. Still, the possibility of McAvoy signing a bridge deal, just like Werenski, is pretty high. The Boston Globe cites that the optimism on the Bruins behalf has risen significantly.

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