Dougie Hamilton D CGY 1 month ago

Hamilton signed a six-year, $34.5 million deal with the Flames on Tuesday, Yahoo! Sports reports.

Hamilton came over from Boston in a trade last week, and it appears he's viewed as a key part of the Flames' future. The 22-year-old, who showed flashes of promise as a member of the Bruins, notched 42 points in an average of 21:20 of ice time per game last season.

Dougie Hamilton D CGY 1 month ago

Hamilton has been acquired by the Flames from the Bruins. Boston will acquire Calgary's 2015 first-round pick (No. 15 overall) and two 2015 second-round picks (No. 45 and No. 52 overall).

Wow. The Bruins give up a promising blueliner with his best years in front of him in order to stockpile some picks and some infused youth. Expected to join Dennis Wideman, T.J. Brodie and Kris Russell in Calgary's blue line corps, Hamilton should immediately provide that unit with some more scoring and upside. Hamilton posted 42 points in 72 games last season.

Dougie Hamilton D CGY 1 month ago

Hamilton has been acquired by the Panthers from the Bruins. Boston will acquire Florida's 2015 first-round pick (No. 15 overall) and two 2015 second-round picks (No. 45 and No. 52 overall).

Wow. The Bruins give up a promising blueliner with his best years in front of him in order to stockpile some picks and some infused youth. Other than budding superstar Aaron Ekbland, the Panthers have a veteran-oriented blue line corps, so Hamilton should immediately provide that unit with some more scoring and upside. Hamilton posted 42 points in 72 games last season.

Dougie Hamilton D CGY 1 month ago

Hamilton is on track to become a restricted free agent if he doesn't sign a new deal with the Bruins before July 1, NHL.com reports.

Coming off a 2014-15 season in which he recorded career-highs in goals (10) and points (42) in 72 games for the Bruins, the 22-year-old is clearly due for a salary bump. Though the team naturally wishes to retain the promising blueliner, the B's are dealing with some salary-cap constraints, which present some challenges on that front. If Hamilton is not signed before the start of free agency, it's possible that another team (with more cap space) could swoop in and sign him to an offer sheet.

Dougie Hamilton D CGY 4 months ago

Hamilton (upper body) skated on his own on Tuesday for the second consecutive day, NESN.com reports.

That said, Hamilton is not slated to travel with the Bruins on their upcoming three-game road trip, and unless that somehow changes, the soonest we'll see him back in action is the playoffs, should the Bruins qualify.

Dougie Hamilton D CGY 4 months ago

Hamilton (upper body) resumed skating Monday.

Though the Bruins haven't outlined a timetable for Hamilton's return, his presence on the ice Monday suggests that a late-season tune-up, or a return for the start of the playoffs (assuming the Bruins qualify) could be in the cards for the blueliner.

Dougie Hamilton D CGY 4 months ago

Hamilton (upper body) could resume skating next week, Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald reports.

While the Bruins have not specified what sort of injury Hamilton is dealing with, the Boston Herald relays via Kelly Olynyk of the Boston Celtics that the blueliner may be dealing with a rib injury. In any case, while Hamilton's return to action is not imminent, Thursday's report is an indication that a late-season tune-up, or a return for the start of the playoffs (should the Bruins qualify) may be plausible for the 21-year-old defender, who last suited up on March 21.

Dougie Hamilton D CGY 4 months ago

Hamilton, who is thought to be dealing with a shoulder injury, is out indefinitely, according to coach Claude Julien.

Hamilton -- who has recorded 42 points in 72 games for the B's to date -- will be evaluated again in a few days, but at the very least, it sounds as though he is slated to miss time beyond Thursday's contest against the Ducks. His absence, for any length of time, is a huge blow to a Boston squad that is clawing to remain in playoff contention down the NHL stretch run.

Dougie Hamilton D CGY 4 months ago

CSNNE.com's Joe Haggerty indicates that there are fears that Hamilton may have suffered a significant shoulder injury Saturday against the Panthers.

The report remains speculative, however, given that the Bruins haven't provided any updates on the blueliner's status other than relaying that Hamilton (who is out Sunday against the Lightning) will be further evaluated in Boston in the coming days. In Hamilton's absence, Zach Trotman rejoined the Bruins' lineup on Sunday.

Dougie Hamilton D CGY 4 months ago

Hamilton (unspecified injury) won't play Sunday against the Lightning.

Hamilton will be evaluated in Boston in advance of Thursday's game against the Ducks, with Zach Trotman thus in line to move into the B's blue line mix for Sunday's game, at a minimum.