Trio of returnees hit the ice today

bergeron_patrice_hockeycardWILMINGTON, Mass. — Before the Boston Bruins took the ice as a team for practice today at Ristuccia Arena, defenseman Andrew Ference, winger Milan Lucic and center Patrice Bergeron all skated as part of their attempt to return from injury.

While the return of Ference from a broken foot and Lucic from an undisclosed injury will be crucial for the Bruins, obviously Bergeron’s  return from his second concussion in 14 months is the most high-profile of the Bruins’ injured players right now. Bruins head  coach Claude Julien reported that all three players are doing well.

“They all skated this morning. So they’re all in day-to-day situations where we can’t put a time on any of those guys. Some could be back much sooner than others. We’ve just to keep going with that,” Julien  explained.

Asked specifically about Bergeron, Julien responded: “He did well. He was out there for over half an hour and continues to progress.”

Bergeron also skated yesterday,  so this was his second day back on skates. Bergeron was not available to speak after his skate.

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