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Danton Heinen and the Boston Bruins avoided arbitration as they came to an agreement on a two-year, $5.6 million deal. (Source: TSN.ca)

Fantasy Impact: The 24-year-old Heinen is coming off of his second full season in the NHL which saw him post 11 goals and 34 points. This came as a bit of a disappointment, as Heinen managed to put up 16 goals and 47 points back in his rookie season. Unfortunately for Heinen, the Bruins don’t tend to spread the offensive wealth across their lines; cramming Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand on what is arguably the best line in the NHL. Heinen is a decent middle-six forward but he receives little to no power-play time. He’s worth keeping an eye on in case the Bruins happen to shuffle their studs around the lineup, but otherwise, he’s probably best left alone outside of deep leagues.

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Tuukka Rask allowed four goals on 20 shots faced as the Blues defeated the Bruins 4-1 in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Rask had a performance he would most likely want to forget Wednesday night. It could not have come at a worse time in a do or die situation for Boston. Rask will wrap up the playoffs with a 15-9 record, 2.02 GAA, and 0.934 SV%. Earning redemption from that Game 6 collapse against Chicago in 2013 will not come to fruition for Rask this year sadly.

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Matt Grzelcyk scored the only Boston Bruins goal during Wednesday's 4-1 Game 7 loss to the St. Louis Blues.

Fantasy Impact: After not playing since May 29, Grzelcyk finally returned to the starting lineup Wednesday night for a decisive Game 7 against St. Louis. He contributed with his fourth goal of the playoffs, but it was too little too late. The Bruins were already down 4-0 with almost two minutes remaining in the game. Boston would fall 4-1 as the Blues captured their first ever Stanley Cup Championship in franchise history.

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Bruins veteran defenseman Zdeno Chara will see action this Sunday night for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals. (Source: Boston Herald)

Fantasy Impact: After breaking his jaw earlier in the series, Zdeno Chara made himself available for Game 5 and he will do the same for Game 6 Sunday as well. The 42-year old veteran will look to keep his team alive in the series with a win in Game 6 and forcing a seventh game Wednesday night.

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Noel Acciari has been cleared for contact in Game 6 after it looked like he may have sustained a concussion when he got tripped up by Tyler Bozak in the third period of Game 5. (Source: Boston Herald)

Fantasy Impact: The Bruins are in a do-or-do game situation Sunday evening as they are down 3-2 in the series. Boston will need as many of their role players present for Sunday's action if they are to force a Game 7 for Wednesday night. Acciari currently has four points and a plus-three rating through 17 games played this postseason.

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Brandon Carlo scored a shorthanded goal 14:19 into the second period of Game 4 to knot things up 2-2.

Fantasy Impact: It was impressive to see Carlo score his first ever postseason goal on the penalty kill during Monday's 4-2 loss in Game 4. He also possesses a plus-eight rating during the playoffs, making him a very valuable asset on the back-end for the Bruins.

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Charlie Coyle scored a goal 13:14 into the first period to tie up Game 4 1-1. Unfortunately for Boston, the Blues would come out victorious in the end with a 4-2 win.

Fantasy Impact: This was Coyle's ninth goal of the postseason and his third straight game with one as well. He will look to continue to produce in Game 5 at home this Thursday night.

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Joakim Nordstrom provided assists on both Sean Kuraly's goal and Noel Acciari's goal during Boston's 7-2 Game 3 win over the Blues.

Fantasy Impact: Nordstrom is currently riding a three-game point streak and has produced five points in his previous five games played. Nordstrom has been contributing at an impressive rate lately and is becoming a fine role player as the Bruins are closing in on their second title within the decade.

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Marcus Johansson joined in on the Bruins scoring frenzy with a goal and assist during Game 3 Saturday evening.

Fantasy Impact: Johansson had gone four straight games without a point prior to the start of Game 3 Saturday. It is encouraging to see he has some life in his offensive production for the Bruins. It remains to be seen if he will be able to build upon Game 3's performance in the near future.

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David Pastrnak scored a power-play goal just 41 seconds into the second period of Game 3 to extend Boston's lead to 4-0.

Fantasy Impact: After a little bit of a slow start to the postseason, Pastrnak has been turning it on lately. He has produced five points in his last five games and looks very determined to helping Boston winning another championship. The Blues will need to be extra mindful of Pastrnak now, as it seems the sleeping giant has awoken from its slumber.

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Torey Krug contributed in a huge way during Boston's 7-2 Game 3 win as he scored a goal, and dished out a trio of assists as well.

Fantasy Impact: Krug played arguably the best postseason game of his career in Game 3 Saturday as he was involved in four of the seven goals scored by the Bruins. He has currently produced 16 points and owns a plus-six rating through 20 games played during these playoffs.

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After some speculation on whether or not he would start, Patrice Bergeron performed admirably in Game 3 with a goal and two assists.

Fantasy Impact: It was only a matter of time before Boston's top line got going in the Finals. Bergeron accounted for three out of the five points produced by the big three Saturday. He and his teammates will look to take a commanding 3-1 series lead with a win in Game 4 this Monday night at St. Louis.

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John Moore will start in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals against St. Louis Saturday after defenseman Matt Grzelcyk got injured in Game 2. (Source: Boston Bruins on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Moore has a minus-four rating and no points produced in five playoff games played this season.


Brad Marchand scored an empty net goal late in the third period to help Boston seal a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game One of the Stanley Cup Finals.

Fantasy Impact: Marchand has produced six points in his last five games played this postseason. Even though he has been dealing with a minor hand injury this past week, he still has managed to find a way to have a positive impact on the Bruins stat sheet.

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Charlie McAvoy scored the game-tying goal about midway through the second period of Game One versus the Blues. Boston would wind up prevailing 4-2 over St. Louis.

Fantasy Impact: McAvoy has had a solid defensive performance this postseason with a plus-nine rating and eight points produced through 17 games played so far.

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Connor Clifton got the scoring started for the Bruins Monday as he scored a goal a little over two minutes into the second period of Game One. The Bruins did not look back from that point on to claim a 4-2 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Clifton owns a plus-four rating and has earned four points through 13 games played this postseason.

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Sean Kuraly produced both the game-winning goal, and an assist on Connor Clifton's goal to help lift the Bruins over the Blues 4-2 in Game One Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Kuraly has produced 7 points and owns a plus-four rating through 14 games played this postseason.

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David Krejci will be in Boston's starting lineup Monday night for Game One of the Stanley Cup Finals. (Source: Matt Kalman on NHL.com)

Fantasy Impact: After missing some time last week due to an illness, Krejci appears to be fully healthy to participate in this climatic series against the Blues. Krejci has produced 14 points through 17 games played this post-season for the Bruins.

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Chris Wagner opened the scoring in Game Three with a goal just 1:21 into the second period. Boston went on win 2-1 and now possess a commanding 3-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Fantasy Impact: Wagner has now scored goals in two of his last three games played this post-season. He will look to help Boston close out this series Thursday night at Carolina and move on to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 2013.

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Jake DeBrusk scored a goal for the Bruins late in the second period of the team’s Game 3 loss to Columbus. DeBrusk has two goals and one assist in 10 games this postseason.

Fantasy Impact: With only three points to his name, DeBrusk has not provided much offense for Boston during the playoffs. The 22-year-old forward has produced back-to-back 40-plus point seasons in his first two NHL campaigns though, and despite a sluggish postseason, he makes for a nice breakout pick next year, particularly if he sees regular time as a top-six forward for Boston.

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