• Bruins' Spooner Likely To Center Third Line

    News: With Carl Soderberg no longer in the mix, Ryan Spooner is a prime candidate to handle the Bruins' No. 3 center slot this coming season, csnne.com reports.
    Analysis: The report notes that Ryan Spooner has added five pounds of muscle to his 5-foot-11 frame, so the 23-year-old pivot now checks in at 187 pounds. Any added strength clearly helps his chances of withstanding the rigors of a full NHL season and if all goes as expected, Spooner will be with the big club from the get-go on 2015-16. In 29 games for the Bruins last season, Spooner finished with eight goals and 18 points, while displaying some nice playmaking upside. Spooner's path to fantasy relevance is tied to his level of power play activity, but it's not hard to imagine him being in the team's rotation in man-advantage situations, thus making him worthy of consideration in deeper formats.
  • Bruins Sign Spooner

    News: Ryan Spooner signed a two-year contract extension with the Bruins on Wednesday worth $1.9 million, WEEI.com reports.
    Analysis: Ryan Spooner, who notched 18 points in 29 games for the Bruins this past season, is now the favorite to replace Carl Soderberg (now with the Avs) as the team's third-line center. It's an assignment that the 23-year-old looks up to the task for, following his breakout effort last season. As long as he can continue to hold up to the physical rigors of the NHL, Spooner's speed and playmaking upside will be valuable assets to the Bruins' forward corps.
  • Bruins Give Qualifying Offer To Spooner

    News: The Bruins have extended a qualifying offer to Ryan Spooner, Joe Haggerty of CSN New England reports.
    Analysis: The nimble centerman is thus almost certain to return to Boston for 2015-16, and as things stand now, it looks like he's got the inside track on the third-line center job, with some power-play time to boot -- assuming the Bruins don't bring some depth in during free agency. If he does find his way into a regular role, Ryan Spooner's playmaking ability will make him useful in deeper fantasy formats.
  • Bruins' Spooner Assigned To AHL

    News: Ryan Spooner was assigned to AHL Providence on Monday, Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe reports.
    Analysis: Ryan Spooner and a couple other players will head over to Providence to get the last few reps of the 2014-15 season now that the Bruins have missed the playoffs. The 23-year-old appeared in 29 games for Boston this season and produced 18 points. He'll likely be locked into a full-time role with the parent club in 2015-16.
  • Bruins' Spooner Notches Two Points Tuesday

    News: A goal initially credited to David Pastrnak in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Florida, has been awarded to Ryan Spooner, with Milan Lucic and Pastrnak drawing assists on the tally.
    Analysis: Ryan Spooner thus finishes the game with credit for his eighth goal of the season to go along with a helper, which gives him five points over his last four games. Over that span, he has three goals and it's clear that working on a line with Milan Lucic and David Pastrnak agrees with Spooner, who has displayed a higher level of confidence and shooting ability of late, to go along with the speed and deft puck-handling he had previously displayed at times for the B's. With Spooner's trio clicking these days, look for the Bruins to keep the line intact for the time being, though the return of Brett Connolly does figure to lead to coach Claude Julien doing some line-juggling in the coming days.
  • Spooner Stays Hot For Bruins

    News: Ryan Spooner picked up a pair of assists in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Florida, pushing his point streak to four games.
    Analysis: In fact, over his last seven contests, Ryan Spooner has four goals and four assists, marking some red-hot late-season production that's provided a crucial boost to the Bruins' scoring depth as they've been fighting to gain and hold a playoff spot.
  • Bruins' Spooner Opens Sunday's Scoring

    News: Ryan Spooner opened the scoring in Sunday's 2-1 overtime win over the Hurricanes.
    Analysis: Ryan Spooner, who now has seven goals and 15 points in 23 games for the big club this season, has recorded six points over his last six contests. Though David Krejci has been back in the B's lineup since Thursday, Spooner's solid production of late has kept him in the team's forward mix, centering Milan Lucic and David Pastrnak, who tallied Sunday's game-winner.
  • Bruins' Spooner To Remain Lineup Fixture

    News: Coach Claude Julien stressed Friday that Ryan Spooner would remain a lineup regular even after David Krejci (knee) returns to the lineup, Joe Haggerty of CSN New England reports.
    Analysis: Ryan Spooner has been spectacular since being called up from AHL Providence in February to fill in as the second-line center during Krejci's absence. After a two-goal performance in Thursday's loss to the Senators, Spooner has now produced five goals and six assists over 13 games, while helping the Bruins create a little separation for the final wild-card spot in the process. With Krejci on tap to return as soon as the weekend, it will be interesting to see how Julien configures his lines, but expect Spooner to stick around in the Bruins' top six.
  • Bruins' Spooner Snaps Brief Skid

    News: Ryan Spooner ended a brief offensive slump with a pair of goals -- one on the power play -- on seven shots Thursday in a 6-4 loss to Ottawa.
    Analysis: Ryan Spooner's always been known as a distributor, so seeing him fire off seven shots on goal is a bit of a stunner. After a seven-game point streak, he'd cooled off with three straight off the scoresheet, but got right back at it in impressive fashion. The 23-year-old now owns 11 points in 18 games with the Bruins this season, and if his consistently strong AHL production is any indicator, he could be in line for a legitimate breakout next year.
  • Bruins' Spooner: Streak To Six With Two-Goal Game

    News: Ryan Spooner pushed his point streak to six games by scoring a pair of second-period goals Tuesday in a 3-1 win over Ottawa.
    Analysis: He opened the game's scoring with a power-play goal early in the second and added an insurance goal late in the period. Ryan Spooner's now tallied three goals and four assists over the course of his streak, and he's been doing it despite inconsistent ice time -- he skated just 13 minutes Tuesday and 12 on Sunday, a steep cut from the 15-plus he was playing in the first six games after his recall.