Bruins’ Miller (shoulder) to have season-ending surgery


The Boston Bruins will be without Kevan Miller for the remainder of the season the club announced Saturday.

Miller, who sustained a right shoulder dislocation on Feb. 16 against the Calgary Flames, will undergo season-ending surgery.

The 27-year-old initially injured the shoulder during an Oct. 18 fight with Buffalo Sabres’ forward Nicolas Deslauriers and missed 13 games.

Miller appeared in 41 games this season scoring two goals and five assists to go along with a plus-20 rating and an average of 18:02 in ice time.

Bruins losing streak hits six games, Krejci leaves game due to injury


Things are going from bad to worse for the Boston Bruins. They lost big in St. Louis on Friday, and that isn’t just reserved to the scoreboard.

Forward David Krejci left the game early in the second period and did not return due to an undisclosed injury. And while the Bruins allowed only 15 shots on goal, they lost by a final score of 5-1 after a disastrous second period.

“Don’t know quite the severity of it so we’ll have to see here,” said Bruins head coach Claude Julien, as per the club’s Twitter account.

Malcolm Subban, who was making his NHL debut in net for the Bruins, was pulled after allowing three goals on six shots. He eventually entered back into the game late in the third period, when the result was all but official.

The Bruins entered the game with a one-point lead on the Florida Panthers for the final Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference. But they’ve now lost six consecutive games — managing single points in two of those — as this five-game road trip through the Western Conference continues.

The Bruins are in Chicago to face the Blackhawks on Sunday.

Bruins’ Malcolm Subban pulled in NHL debut


Malcolm Subban’s NHL debut was a forgettable one.

Subban, in net for the Boston Bruins against the St. Louis Blues on Friday, was pulled early in the second period after allowing three goals on just six shots faced.

All three goals he allowed came within the first 5:09 of the second period. Tuukka Rask came into the game for Boston.

Malcolm Subban to start for Bruins


Malcolm Subban will make his NHL debut tonight in St. Louis, where he’ll start in goal for the Boston Bruins.

And what a start for his first. The B’s have been reeling, now just one point up on Florida for the second wild-card spot in the East. The Blues, meanwhile, have gone 21-6-2 at home this season.

Subban, 21, gets the nod over both Tuukka Rask, who could probably use a break given he’s played fewer minutes than only three goalies in the entire NHL, and Niklas Svedberg, who lasted just one period in his last start on Feb. 10 against Dallas.

There has been speculation that Subban, the 24th overall pick in the 2012 draft and one of the most highly touted goaltending prospects in hockey, could be used as a trade chip prior to the March 2 deadline.

Despite all the speculation, it’s not clear if the Bruins are willing to entertain offers. Obviously, they’d expect a significant return if they did pull the trigger on a deal. GM Peter Chiarelli has, in the past, called Subban “a big part of our future.”

Of course, that comment did beg the question — with Rask signed through 2020-21, how big could Subban’s future really be in Boston?

The Bruins will have actually have two new faces in the lineup versus the Blues, with AHL call-up Brian Ferlin making his NHL debut as well.

Seidenberg would waive trade clause if Bruins asked


Dennis Seidenberg has a no-trade clause in his contract, but if the Boston Bruins want to trade him, he won’t stand in their way.

The German blueliner told that much on Thursday.

“People have mentioned those rumors to me, but all I can do at the end of the day is play hockey and work hard. That’s what makes you strong,” Seidenberg said. “If they feel like they want to move me, then there’s nothing I can do. Even if I have a no-trade clause, I don’t want to be here if they don’t want me.

“But my job is to play with full effort on the ice, and hopefully that’s enough for them to want to keep me. We’ll see.”

The veteran defenseman presents an interesting case if the Bruins decide to aggressively shop him.

From traditional standpoints, he has some serious selling points. He logs the second highest ice time per game (21:57) among Bruins defensemen behind Zdeno Chara, with 2:34 of that average coming on the penalty kill. The experience is there, and at 32, he’s either in his prime or just past it.

On the other hand, his possession stats argue that he’s not quite as effective as his reputation might suggest. More than a few people believe that he has been overexposed at times when he’s been on a top pairing with Chara.

Really, the biggest factor might be asking price, though.

Seidenberg’s current contract carries a $4 million cap hit and runs through the 2017-18 season. Much like his perceived value, some will look at that as a positive thing (he wouldn’t be a rental) while others would see him as a risk.

The Bruins’ cap situation is tight, and their situation is tense (if not desperate), so GM Peter Chiarelli has to be pleased that he has the option to move Seidenberg, if nothing else.