Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli missed opportunity at trade deadline

Trading third-line right wing Loui Eriksson and his $4.25 million cap hit the next two seasons probably wouldn’t have gone over real well in the Bruins locker room, but pleasing his players isn’t Peter Chiarelli’s job. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

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Chiarelli could have used the market to his advantage, auctioning off a high-priced veteran or two that is clogging the Bruins’ salary cap.

Brett Connolly had started Wednesday’s practice on the third line with Loui Eriksson and Carl Soderberg.

New Bruin Brett Connolly is out six weeks

The right wing sustained a displaced fracture of his right index finger when hit with a puck in practice.

// Brett Connolly joins Bruins at practice

Which line the newly acquired right winger will be slotted on remains to be seen.


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They believe that what they have in Providence is as good as any depth blue liners they could have traded for.

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The right wing and center were acquired by the Bruins in trade-deadline deals on Monday.

// Peter Chiarelli says Bruins successful at trade deadline

Boston added depth up front in Brett Connolly and Maxime Talbot, but did not get help on defense.

WINNIPEG, MB - MARCH 4: Andrew Hammond #30 of the Ottawa Senators blocks a shot on goal in third-period action in an NHL game against the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre on March 4, 2015 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

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Red-hot Senators closing in on Bruins

Led by rookie goaltender Andrew Hammond, the Senators moved to within 4 points of the Bruins.


// Moves show Peter Chiarelli believes in his Bruins

The Bruins GM didn’t do major surgery on the roster because he likes his chances in the playoffs.

// Bruins trade Jordan Caron for Maxime Talbot

Caron was the Bruins’ first-round draft pick in 2009, but played only 134 NHL games.

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No major moves at NHL trade deadline

The Ducks acquired defenseman James Wisniewski and the Sabres continued their purge.

// Goalie coach suits up for Panthers after starter, backup suffer injuries

The Panthers changed goalies twice, and even had goalie coach Robb Tallas dress out, but the 41-year-old never entered the game.

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The defenseman’s 11-year-old wrote a letter to Wild coaches to state her case for her dad’s trade to Minnesota.

Coyotes claim Bruins forward Craig Cunningham off waivers

Cunningham had two goals and one assist in 32 games with the Bruins this season.

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