WILMINGTON, Mass. — While recovering Boston Bruins players Andrew Ference, Manny Fernandez, Patrice Bergeron and Milan Lucic were scheduled to make the team’s road trip to Long Island for Thursday’s game and Saturday’s game in Washington, defenseman Aaron Ward was scheduled to stay back.
Ward re-aggravated a charley horse he suffered last week when he was hit from behind by Montreal’s Andrei Kostitsyn in last night’s win over Montreal.
Bruins head coach Claude Julien said that Ward and the trainers were speculating the veteran could return within a week, but there’s no way to accurately predict the timetable. Matt Lashoff was recalled to take Ward’s spot among the Bruins’ top six.