EL SEGUNDO, CA - Rich Peverley will make another step in his rehab from a sprained knee when he takes the pregame warm-up with the Bruins at the Staples Center on Saturday night. It will be the first time Peverley has taken warm-ups since injuring his knee against the Montreal Canadiens back on Feb. 15.
Claude Julien confirmed that Peverley won't play against the Kings after skating in warm-ups, but hasn't been ruled out against the Ducks on Sunday afternoon.
"Peverley continues to make good progress each day as we give him a little. This will give him a chance to prepare exactly like he was playing and get the feel during warm-ups," said Julien. "We haven't made a decision whether he'd be better served playing on Sunday or getting a couple of days off the ice. But he looks like he'll be back very soon either way."
He finished up Saturday's optional morning skate at the Toyota Sports Center practice facility on the ice playing 2-on-2 with the other expected scratches vs. The Kings: Joe Corvo, Mike Mottau and Trent Whitfield.