WILMINGTON – The Bruins are back to work at Ristuccia Arena, and some of the flu-ridden bodies have returned to practice. Matt Bartkowski and Kevan Miller were still missing while battling the effects of the flu, and Daniel Paille (head) and Chris Kelly (back) are still off the ice with Game 1 against the Detroit Red Wings just 48 hours from now. Otherwise it was a full slate of B’s players with Patrice Bergeron and Loui Eriksson both returning to the frozen practice sheet, and Justin Florek still practicing with the rest of the B’s players.
Dennis Seidenberg continued his slow, steady rehab from his ACL/MCL surgery on his right knee by skating for just under 30 minutes with John Whitesides prior to main Bruins practice. Adam McQuaid has been missing for the last couple of practices after skating with Seidenberg last week, and one has to wonder if he’s suffered another setback in his perpetual recovery from a strained quad. McQuaid has been out since Jan. 19 with the latest injury, and has suffered a number of setbacks along the way. So another setback would be disappointing, but not surprising.
Here are the line combos and D-pairings: