WILMINGTON, Mass. — The Boston Bruins, on their second of five consecutive days without a game, practiced this morning at Ristuccia Arena.
The only absentees were winger Chuck Kobasew and forward David Krejci. Steve Montador skated as a forward in Kobasew’s spot on Patrice Bergeron’s line.
UPDATE: Kobasew and Krejci were granted “maintenance days” by head coach Claude Julien. The Bruins will practice again tomorrow in an effort to maintain their sharpness before getting back into game action Saturday in Toronto.
“It’s our last chance here to kind of fine-tune ourselves with quality practices,” said Julien, whose team finishes with nine games in the last 16 days of the season. “It doesn’t mean you can’t do it other ways, but with quality practices this is a good week for that. After that, it’s almost every second day (the team plays a game).”