WILMINGTON -- It was another practice day for the Bruins prior to playing against Colorado Avalanche on Thursday, and another day hoping that no stray pucks or sticks create an injury where there was none to start. Johnny Boychuk took a David Krejci stick to the face and went down to the ice briefly, but popped back up and hugged it out with Krejci before continuing on with practice.
Otherwise, the only news-worthy item was Carl Soderberg (ankle) once again skating on his own prior to regular B’s practice. Claude Julien said following practice that the Big Swede could be sent down to the AHL for a conditioning assignment if he feels its needed, but “we’re not there yet.”
Jordan Caron continued to skate in Soderberg’s place Wednesday, and the Swedish winger’s absence from practice for another day pretty much rules him out from possibly on Thursday night at the Colorado Avalanche. Otherwise it was the status quo for line combinations and defense pairings for the Wednesday practice, the same as they were in day’s past: