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  1. Joe McDonald

    Joe McDonald



  2. Red Sox and Bruins beat reporter
  3. Covered Boston teams since 1992
  4. Joined ESPNBoston.com in 2010

  • Bruins send four players to Providence

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins are off Wednesday, but the team announced four players have been released from training camp and sent to Providence of the AHL. Forwards Justin Florek, Alex Khokhlachev and Ryan Spooner, along with goaltender Jeremy Smi...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  • Takeaways: Isles 5, B's 3; roster cuts loom

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- After the Boston Bruins dropped a 5-3 decision to the New York Islanders on Tuesday night at TD Garden, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli, coach Claude Julien and the majority of the hockey operations staff met in the coach's office to...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  • Fitter Marchand plans to be even better

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- In his words, Brad Marchand is on a mission to have a great season. Talking and chirping is something he has turned into a craft. He's known and hated around the league for his mouth, but if the Bruins forward can make good on his promis...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  • Zdeno Chara knows how Tom Brady feels

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Tom Brady and Zdeno Chara are only seven months apart in age. Brady turned 37 last month and Chara will be 38 in March. The Patriots' quarterback and the Bruins' captain have met only once and don't seem to have a lot in common on ...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  • Reilly Smith and Torey Krug buy into Boston Bruins' game plan

    Joe McDonald

    Reilly Smith and Torey Krug finally buy into the Boston Bruins' game plan.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2014
  • Boston Bruins re-sign Torey Krug, Reilly Smith

    Katie Strang and Joe McDonald

    With the 2014-15 season set to open next week, the cap-challenged Boston Bruins finally got their remaining two restricted free agents under contract.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2014
  • Campbell's status for opener up in air

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Bruins forward Gregory Campbell's status remains questionable for the season opener against the Philadelphia Flyers on Oct. 8. Campbell has not skated due to a mid-core injury. "I'd say, right now it's questionable," Julien...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  • Pastrnak skates, but not cleared for contact

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Bruins No. 1 pick David Pastrnak skated with the team Sunday for the first time since suffering an injury to his left shoulder a week ago, but hasn't been cleared for contact. The 18-year-old forward began skating on his own lat...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  • Bruins send 10 to Providence

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins made their second round of cuts Sunday, sending 10 players to Providence of the AHL, and releasing one outright. The Bruins assigned Chris Casto, Alex Fallstrom, Brian Ferlin, Seth Griffith, Jared Knight, Matt Lind...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  • Caron's career at a crossroads?

    Joe McDonald

    WILMINGTON, Mass. -- This is probably Jordan Caron's last chance to earn a roster spot with the Boston Bruins. The 23-year-old forward is entering his fifth pro season, and the former first-round (No. 25 overall) pick in the 2009 NHL entry draft h...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  • Pastrnak (left shoulder) skating on his own

    Joe McDonald

    WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Bruins No. 1 pick David Pastrnak (left shoulder) has been skating on his own the past two days, according to coach Claude Julien. Pastrnak has not skated with the team since last Saturday, after he fell awkwardly into th...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  • Lucic (wrist) might play Saturday in Detroit

    Joe McDonald

    WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Bruins forward Milan Lucic is traveling with the team this weekend, but he will not play Friday night in Washington. Julien said after Friday's practice there's a possibility Lucic is in the lineup for Saturday's game against...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  • It's time for B's to take care of Krug, Smith

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- The first week of training camp has come and gone for the Boston Bruins, and forward Reilly Smith and defenseman Torey Krug remain unsigned. Both are entry-level free agents, but the Bruins are the only team they can negotiate with. It h...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  • Bruins send 10 to Providence

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins made their first roster cuts of training camp, sending 10 players to Providence of the AHL. Andrew Ammon, Tommy Cross (subject to clearing waivers), Steve Eminger, Rob Flick, Cory Kane, Adam Morrison, Frankie Simonelli...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  • McQuaid completes long road back

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- For a professional athlete, Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid is as quiet as they come. Off the ice, he's soft-spoken, doesn't swear and is the type of person who would help a little old lady cross Causeway Street on a busy afternoon...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  • Takeaways from B's first exhibition win

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- It may have seemed like an uninteresting game, but the Bruins' 2-0 win over the Washington Capitals Wednesday night at TD Garden served as another barometer as Boston's management and coaching staff continue to evaluate and make decisions f...

    Blog | September 24, 2014