Boston Bruins Training Camp 2011: Dougie Hamilton, 13 Others Cut

Peter Chiarelli and the Boston Bruins announced that they have released 14 players from their training camp roster, including No. 9 overall pick Dougie Hamilton.

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Boston Bruins Training Camp 2011: Dougie Hamilton, 13 Others Cut

Peter Chiarelli and the Boston Bruins announced that they have released 14 players from their training camp roster, with No. 9 overall pick Dougie Hamilton highlighting the group.

In addition to Hamilton, who will return to the OHL's Niagara Ice Dogs, the Bruins released Andrew Bodnarchuk, Ryan Button, Marc Cantin, Carter Camper, Craig Cunningham, John Hennessy, Kirk MacDonald, Nathan McIver, Kevan Miller and Jamie Tardif, who will all report to the Providence Bruins (AHL) training camp.

Andrew Khokhlachev, Jared Knight and Ryan Spooner will all return to their respective OHL teams. Khokhlachev will go back to the Windsor Spitfires, Knight returns to the London Knights and Spooner goes to the Kingston Frontenacs.

The B's have two practice sessions scheduled for Saturday, with the first group practicing at 8:30 a.m. EDT and the second group starting practice at 10:15 a.m.

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Boston Bruins Training Camp 2011: Zdeno Chara Is Back, B's Make Cuts

Zdeno Chara is back and feeling much better after taking a puck off his left leg during Monday's practice that caused a contusion. Chara left the ice after the hit on Monday and was held out of Tuesday's black and white scrimmage.

In addition, according to WEEI.com's DJ Bean, defenseman Joe Corvo was held out of practice Wednesday after suffering from a tight groin during the scrimmage on Tuesday. David Krejci left Wednesday's practice with the same injury, according to Bean.

The Bruins also announced their first round of camp cuts, as they have released Anthony Camara, Tyler Randell, Yannick Riendeau, Stefan Chaput, Calle Ridderwall and Kyle MacKinnon from the NHL roster. Camara, the team's third-round draft pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, will return to the OHL's Windsor Spitfires while the remaining players have been promoted to the AHL's Providence Bruins.

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Boston Bruins Training Camp 2011: Zdeno Chara Suffers Leg Injury

Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara suffered a leg injury during Monday's practice at training camp, and his status for the B's black and white scrimmage on Tuesday is uncertain.

Chara took a puck off the leg and appeared to grab the inside of his left knee as the play ended and he then proceeded to leave the ice and head to the locker room. Claude Julien told reporters Chara's injury was a contusion.

"He just got a shot on the inside of the leg there," Claude Julien said after the practice. "Right now it's a contusion, and we're just going to evaluate it as we go along here. This is training camp, and if he needs an extra day, we'll give him an extra day. If he's OK tomorrow, he'll go. We'll see. It's a day-by-day bruise, a shot inside the leg." (via WEEI)

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Boston Bruins Training Camp 2011: Tuukka Rask Feels 'Pretty Good'

BOSTON - Tuukka Rask didn't see any playing time in the Boston Bruins' playoff run to the Stanley Cup title, but that didn't stop him from making sure he was physically ready for the start of training camp.

Rask, who had a record of 11-14 with 795 saves and a goals against average of 2.67 in 29 regular season games last year, is making progress towards getting himself up to speed.

"I feel pretty good, conditioning wise at least," Rask said after his group finished practice at TD Garden on Sunday. "Everything happens so quick out there. You're not used to it yet, so you don't really care about if you get scored on too many times. But conditioning wise, I feel good."

While the offseasons of many of his teammates were spent celebrating the Stanley Cup, Rask had a minor procedure done on his knee, and as a result, the time went by quickly.

"My summer kind of flew by because I had a knee injury there and I had to [have] surgery. I got back here midway August and I kind of started working out then, went on the ice late August. Just kind of behind the schedule, but everything looks good now and I feel good."

Tim Thomas will enter the season as the Bruins' number one goaltender and Rask is the consensus backup, barring injury. Rask is well aware of the situation between the pipes in Boston and knows that playing time doesn't come easily.

"Two good goalies," he said. "We'll see."

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Boston Bruins Training Camp 2011: B's Can Be Even Better This Year

BOSTON - It's hard to believe that a team coming off a Stanley Cup victory this past season can get much better, but the Boston Bruins are in prime position to improve on their successes last season, according to coach Claude Julien.

"I think so," Julien said on Friday when asked if the 2011 squad can improve this year. "I would probably say that not just the players that were on this team, but we had some players we called "the black aces" last year where they saw a lot of things happening and they were with us for the whole playoffs and I think they've got a lot of opportunity to grow and being around.

"But when you look at the players that we had, whether it's Tyler [Seguin] now that he's got a year under his belt and Steven Kampfer was one of those guts and [Adam' McQuaid really did take a big step from the year before and we're hoping that's going to continue as far as out group is concerned."

Julien and the Bruins opened training camp on Friday and had their first camp practice on Saturday. The B's are back in action on Sunday, with Group B practicing in the early morning and Group A practicing at 12:30 p.m. EDT.

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Boston Bruins Training Camp 2011: B's Cup Win 'Doesn't Matter' Now

Claude Julien and the Boston Bruins opened training camp on Friday, hitting the ice for the first time since bringing home the team's first Stanley Cup in nearly 40 years last season. While the celebration was great, and the victory was oh so sweet, it's all in the past now, and the B's won't be focused on it anymore according to Julien.

"What we accomplished last year really doesn't matter this year," Julien said. "It's going to be starting from scratch and building our team up to go through the highs and lows of a season and battle through it and work your way into a playoff spot and be ready to battle for it. There's a lot of things that need to happen throughout the course of the season for us to have success again.

"The famous Stanley Cup hangover that everybody talks about, I don't think we should be different from anybody else. What we've got to be better at is how we're going to handle it.... Obviously it is a real thing, and we need to be ready this year even more than last year." (via WEEI)

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Boston Bruins Training Camp 2011: Bruins Release Camp Schedule

Boston Bruins hockey is just around the corner, with the start of training camp and the preseason just around the corner. The B's will be quite busy from early September through the beginning of October in preparation for the new season.

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