WILMINGTON, Mass. — With Northeastern University occupying TD Banknorth Garden, the Boston Bruins are holding their morning skate at Ristuccia Arena.

The optional skate in preparation for tonight’s Game 1 of the Bruins’ Eastern Conference semifinal series with Carolina back at the Garden started with Andrew Ference making his way onto the sheet for some quick drills alone at around 10:14 a.m. He has since been joined by both goaltenders, plus Blake Wheeler, Milan Lucic, Byron Bitz, Chuck Kobasew, Dennis Wideman, Shane Hnidy, Aaron Ward and Mark Stuart.

More later.