BOSTON – The Bruins skated at noon Saturday, but they once again had the walking wounded going through a skating session prior to the afternoon practice at TD Garden.
Dennis Seidenberg, Adam McQuaid and Daniel Paille were all skating in an individual group as they continue to work back from injuries, and potentially provide some veteran bodies for a B’s team that had to dress both Andrej Meszaros and Corey Potter for the Game 1 1-0 loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night.
There has been no status update for Adam McQuaid in quite some time, but he’s been out since Jan. 19 with a strained quad muscle that’s given him numerous setbacks over the over the past four months. Paille has missed a week after getting nailed by Buffalo defenseman Jake McCabe last weekend and then appearing dazed and confused as he skated off the ice.
Seidenberg has been out since Dec. 27 with a torn right ACL/MCL that required surgery, and the Bruins have said on the record they’re not counting on his return. But the German defenseman continues to skat, and San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres returned from the same injury in almost exactly five months.
Seidenberg underwent surgery in early January, and that could put him on a pathway to possibly return for the Stanley Cup Final if his rehab continues to push well ahead of schedule. There was no sign of Chris Kelly (back), Matt Bartkowski (flu) or Kevan Miller (flu) during the early skate, but the entire team will take the ice at noon for a full practice.