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Player Updates

May 17, 2021 11:04 PM
Bruins' Urho Vaakanainen: Recalled from AHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vaakanainen was added to the active roster Monday, CapFriendly reports.

Vaakanainen recorded two assists in nine NHL games this season but has appeared in just one game with Boston since mid-March. The 22-year-old blueliner should spend most of the postseason as a healthy scratch.

May 12, 2021 09:12 PM
Bruins' Urho Vaakanainen: Returns to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vaakanainen was reassigned to AHL Providence on Wednesday, per CapFriendly.

Vaakanainen recorded two assists, 15 shots on net, 19 blocked shots and a minus-3 rating through nine NHL appearances this season. The Finnish blueliner is likely to compete for a larger role next year.

May 11, 2021 02:56 PM
Bruins' Urho Vaakanainen: Called up for finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vaakanainen has been added to Boston's roster and will play in Tuesday's regular-season finale against the Capitals.

Vaakanainen had an eight-game stint withe the big club earlier this season, in which he posted two assists and 13 shots. The 2017 first-round pick hasn't been much of a difference-maker with AHL Providence, totaling three points in 11 appearances.

April 28, 2021 07:32 PM
Bruins' Urho Vaakanainen: Back to bus league
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bruins reassigned Vaakanainen to AHL Providence on Wednesday, Mark Divver of the New England Hockey Journal reports.

Vaakanainen has split time between the NHL and AHL levels this season, as he's racked up two assists and 17 blocks in eight games with the big club. The 22-year-old will return to the minors where he's supplied two assists and a plus-3 rating across seven AHL games.

April 20, 2021 02:20 PM
Bruins' Urho Vaakanainen: Joins taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vaakanainen was added to the taxi squad Tuesday, Mark Divver of the New England Hockey Journal reports.

Vaakanainen has split time between the AHL and NHL levels pretty evenly this season, recording four points in 15 games combined between them. The 22-year-old will likely just be an insurance body on the taxi squad for right now.

March 25, 2021 01:12 PM
Bruins' Urho Vaakanainen: Back in minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vaakanainen has been returned to AHL Providence, Mark Divver of the New England Hockey Journal reports.

Vaakanainen, who's notched two assists in eight games with the big club to date, is slated to work on Providence's top defensive pairing Thursday against against Hartford. The 2017 first-rounder is a candidate to recalled by Boston, but for now, he'll continue to polish his game at the AHL level.

March 15, 2021 03:16 AM
Bruins' Urho Vaakanainen: Bounced to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vaakanainen was sent to the taxi squad Sunday, according to CapFriendly.

This is likely a paper move, as Vaakanainen has been in Boston's lineup in eight of the last 10 games. He has two assists and 17 blocked shots during that span.

March 14, 2021 12:04 PM
Bruins' Urho Vaakanainen: Plays against Rangers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vaakanainen was promoted to the active roster and played in Saturday's game versus the Rangers, CBS reports.

Vaakanainen logged one hit and three blocked shots in 18:58 of ice time Saturday. The 22-year-old blueliner has picked up two helpers through eight games this campaign.

March 12, 2021 10:20 PM
Bruins' Urho Vaakanainen: Sent to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vaakanainen was demoted to the taxi squad Friday, according to CapFriendly.

Vaakanainen has been in Boston's lineup for seven of the last nine games, notching two assists and averaging 18:35 of ice time. He could be recalled for Saturday's contest against the Rangers.

March 11, 2021 07:44 PM
Bruins' Urho Vaakanainen: Up to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vaakanainen was promoted to the active roster ahead of Thursday's game versus the Rangers, per CBS.

Vaakanainen will suit up for the seventh time in nine games. The 22-year-old has contributed two assists, 11 shots on net and 13 blocked shots through six contests this year.

March 10, 2021 09:01 PM
Bruins' Urho Vaakanainen: Heads to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vaakanainen was assigned to the taxi squad Wednesday, per CapFriendly.

Vaakanainen has played in six of the last eight games, recording two assists, 11 shots on net and 13 blocked shots. The 22-year-old has a good chance to be back in the lineup for Thursday's game versus the Rangers.

March 9, 2021 10:08 PM
Bruins' Urho Vaakanainen: Up to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vaakanainen was promoted to the active roster Tuesday, per CapFriendly.

Vaakanainen continues to be in the mix for playing time on the third pairing. He'll mostly compete with John Moore for that role while Brandon Carlo (upper body) is out.

March 9, 2021 02:08 AM
Bruins' Urho Vaakanainen: Sent to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vaakanainen was demoted to the taxi squad Monday, according to CapFriendly.

Vaakanainen has been in the lineup for five of the last seven games with Boston and could be recalled for Tuesday's game against the Islanders. He's averaged nearly 20 minutes of ice time with two assists and 12 blocked shots in those five games.

March 7, 2021 05:16 PM
Bruins' Urho Vaakanainen: Draws in Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vaakanainen was promoted to the active roster for Sunday's game versus the Devils, per CBS Sports.

Vaakanainen will enter the lineup following news that Brandon Carlo (upper body) is week-to-week. The 2017 first-round pick (18th overall) has put up two assists, eight shots on net and 10 blocked shots through four NHL games this year.

March 4, 2021 10:16 PM
Bruins' Urho Vaakanainen: Shifts to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vaakanainen joined the taxi squad Thursday, per CapFriendly.

Vaakanainen has been in the mix for third-pairing usage lately. The 22-year-old could be back on the active roster for Friday's game versus the Capitals.

March 3, 2021 08:56 PM
Bruins' Urho Vaakanainen: Listed on active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vaakanainen was promoted to the active roster Wednesday, per CapFriendly.

Vaakanainen didn't suit up for Wednesday's game versus the Capitals, instead yielding to the newly acquired Jarred Tinordi. The 22-year-old Vaakanainen will likely remain in the mix for playing time, as he has two assists, 10 blocked shots and eight shots on net in four outings.

February 28, 2021 09:16 PM
Bruins' Urho Vaakanainen: Dropped to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vaakanainen was reassigned to the taxi squad Sunday, CBS Sports reports.

Vaakanainen has been in Boston's lineup for the last four games, averaging over 20 minutes of ice time during that span. The Bruins are dealing with several injuries on the blue line, so he should be back in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Capitals.

February 25, 2021 04:24 PM
Bruins' Urho Vaakanainen: Skates with McAvoy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vaakanainen is slated to work on the Bruins' top defensive pairing along with Charlie McAvoy in Thursday night's game against the Islanders, Eric Russo of the team's official site reports.

With Boston's blue line depth currently taxed by injuries, Vaakanainen, who logged an assist in his season debut Sunday against the Flyers, will remain in the team's lineup Thursday. Once Matt Grzelcyk (lower body) and Kevan Miller (knee) return to action, the Bruins will have some decisions to make, but Vaakanainen could force the team's hand if he meshes well with McAvoy, whose usual defensive partner Jeremy Lauzon will miss about four weeks with a hand injury.

February 22, 2021 12:00 AM
Bruins' Urho Vaakanainen: Earns first NHL point
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vaakanainen recorded an assist and three shots on goal in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Flyers.

Sunday's game at Lake Tahoe will be one to remember for Vaakanainen, who had the secondary assist on the second of David Pastrnak's three goals. That helper was Vaakanainen's first NHL point. The first-round pick from 2017 had gone without a point in first seven career games. The Finn may see more time in the lineup if Jeremy Lauzon's upper-body injury from Sunday costs him additional games.

February 17, 2021 09:40 PM
Bruins' Urho Vaakanainen: Jumps to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vaakanainen was recalled from AHL Providence to the taxi squad Wednesday, per CapFriendly.

Matt Grzelcyk (upper body) and Jakub Zboril (upper body) will both miss Thursday's game against the Devils. Vaakanainen adds depth among left-shooting defensemen. The 2017 first-round pick (18th overall) has gone pointless through three AHL games this season.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultGAPTS+/-TOI
05/11@ WASL 1-2000-121:10
03/13vs NYRL 0-4000-118:58
03/11vs NYRW 4-0000017:26
03/09@ NYIL 1-2 (SO)000014:51
03/07vs NJL 0-1000014:05
02/28@ NYRW 4-1000+221:21
02/26@ NYRL 2-6000-219:39
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/189
Birthdate:
01/01/1999
Age:
21
Hometown:
Joensuu, Finland
Team:
Boston Bruins
School:

NHL Experience:
2