Ryder

Ryder

WILMINGTON, Mass. — Winger Michael Ryder highlighted the Boston Bruins’ infirmary report today at practice at Ristuccia Arena, as he returned after a few days off the ice with flu-like symptoms.

He said he’d felt pretty bad since Sunday, hence he wasn’t able to play last night against Washington. But now he says he can go back into the line-up once he gets the coach’s approval.

Five Bruins who’d been practicing were out today. All-Star weekend participants Zdeno Chara, Marc Savard, Blake Wheeler and Tim Thomas were given the day off.  Forward Petteri Nokelainen was out injured, according to head coach Claude Julien (and that’s all he’d say).

Goaltender Manny Fernandez was spotted leaving his off-ice workout.  Julien finally admitted the “general soreness” is in Fernandez’s back. And Julien predicted a possible weekend return for his netminder.