WILMINGTON -- Carl Soderberg was absent from the start of Bruins practice on Monday as he recovers from a sprained ankle suffered close to two weeks ago in the preseason.
Following practice, however, coach Claude Julien revealed that Soderberg was on the ice and skating this morning. Julien added that Soderberg continues to make progress toward a return from the ankle injury.
The 27-year-old Swedish forward has missed the season’s first two games with the ankle injury and continues to be on injured reserve after impressing the Bruins with his abilities during the exhibition season. Unfortunately for the Big Swede, Jordan Caron has stepped in for Soderberg and been outstanding in his first two games skating on the third line’s left wing with Chris Kelly and Reilly Smith.
Caron potted a goal in Saturday’s win over the Red Wings, and had what should have been a good goal called back by referees in a brutally botched call during Thursday night’s opening win against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Otherwise, the lines and D-pairings looked the same as every player appeared in good health following the first two games of the season.
That includes Brad Marchand, who took a hit from Detriot's Justin Abdelkader that forced the Nose Face Killah off the ice for a few minutes in the second period, but he finished the game. Marchand went through a full practice on Monday.
The lines and D-pairings are: