June 12, 2024

Bruins

The Bruins will maintain three on-ice practices earlier than opening preseason motion on Sunday at TD Backyard.

Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88)(rt) is congratulated by Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) after Pastrnak’s 1st period goal.
David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand headline Boston’s ahead corps coming into camp. John Tlumacki / Globe Employees

After a protracted summer season, a revamped Bruins roster is lastly set to return to Warrior Ice Area this week for the beginning of the group’s coaching camp.

Jim Montgomery and his workers will begin laying the inspiration for the 2023-24 centennial season on Wednesday morning on the group’s facility in Brighton, with off-ice testing on the docket.

The primary skating session can be held on Thursday morning, with Boston set to open preseason motion on Sunday night towards the Rangers.

Boston will maintain common split-squad practices and participate in six complete preseason video games over the following two-plus weeks earlier than opening the common season at house with a showdown towards Connor Bedard and the Blackhawks on Oct. 11.

Here’s a take a look at the Bruins’ coaching camp roster:

Forwards: Joey Abate, Vincent Arseneau, John Beecher, Jesper Boqvist, Justin Brazeau, Patrick Brown, Alex Chiasson, Charlie Coyle, Jake DeBrusk, John Farinacci, Trent Frederic, Morgan Geekie, A.J. Greer, Curtis Corridor, Brett Harrison, Danton Heinen, Trevor Kuntar, Jakub Lauko, Milan Lucic, Fabian Lysell, Brad Marchand, Marc McLaughlin, Jayson Megna, Georgii Merkulov, David Pastrnak, Owen Pederson, Matt Poitras, Anthony Richard, Oskar Steen, Luke Toporowski, James van Riemsdyk, Pavel Zacha  

Defensemen: Frederic Brunet, Michael Callahan, Brandon Carlo, Jackson Edward, Derek Forbort, Matthew Grzelcyk, Hampus Lindholm, Mason Lohrei, Ryan Mast, Charlie McAvoy, Ian Mitchell, Alec Regula, Dan Renouf, Ethan Ritchie, Kevin Shattenkirk, Reilly Walsh, Parker Wotherspoon, Jakub Zboril  

Goaltenders: Brandon Bussi, Michael DiPietro, Kyle Keyser, Shane Starrett, Jeremy Swayman, Linus Ullmark

There aren’t many surprises in terms of the Bruins’ D corps and goaltending grouping, no less than in terms of projecting the personnel that may land on the NHL roster come Oct. 11.

However Boston’s crowded ahead corps indicators that this coaching camp will characteristic a potpourri of veteran free-agent signings, PTO candidates, blue-chips prospects and established lineup regulars all vying for restricted spots, particularly in Boston’s bottom-six unit.

Getting into camp, it looks like Milan Lucic, Trent Frederic, and Morgan Geekie have the early benefit of shoring up no less than three of the six beginning spots on Boston’s third and fourth traces.

Who fills the remainder of the lineup can be decided within the coming weeks. 

“There’s little doubt there’s far more jobs which might be open, proper? And competitors is nice,” Jim Montgomery stated final week. “And I do assume that we’re all hoping that there’s going to be nice surprises which might be going to make the group — type of like Lauko did and A.J. Greer did out of camp final 12 months.”

Right here is the Bruins’ preseason schedule: 

Sept. 24: Rangers at Bruins (TD Backyard, 5 p.m.)

Sept. 26: Bruins at Sabres (KeyBank Middle, Buffalo, 7 p.m.)

Sept. 29: Flyers at Bruins (TD Backyard, 7 p.m.)

Oct. 2: Bruins at Flyers (Wells Fargo Middle, Philadelphia, 7 p.m.)

Oct. 3: Capitals at Bruins (TD Backyard, 7 p.m.)

Oct. 5: Bruins at Rangers (Madison Sq. Backyard, New York, 7 p.m.)