BOSTON — Only 10 Boston Bruins took part in the optional skate this morning at TD Banknorth Garden, including injured winger Phil Kessel.
However, Kessel obviously is still feeling the effects of his undisclosed injury. During shooting drills he barely bent over to put any zip on his would-be wrist shots. UPDATE: Head coach Claude Julien said Kessel and Shawn Thornton are out.
Also on the ice preparing for tonight’s game with Ottawa were Manny Fernandez, Milan Lucic, Blake Wheeler, Byron Bitz, Steve Montador (in a white forward’s jersey), Aaron Ward, Mark Stuart, Shane Hnidy and Andrew Ference.