Today wasn’t just a chance to begin the hype for the 2010 Winter Classic at Fenway Park but also to catch up with Boston Bruins star winger Marco Sturm, who attended the event while in Boston during a summer that has featured a couple trips back and forth between Boston and his offseason home in Germany.

Sturm is still rehabilitating after mid-season knee surgery for an injury that ended his season in December.

Things are looking up for the speedy winger.

“I’m doing really good. I skated this week for the first time again. It was great,” he said. “I had no pain, no nothing. At the same time, I’m not there yet. But I’ve still got a couple months to go. So I think for training camp it should be fine.”

At this point, Sturm said he’s not feeling any pain. So it’s all about getting stronger.

“It’s all about strength. It’s all healed up. I saw the doctors this week. I don’t have to worry about (pain). It’s all about strength. I can still tell the difference, and that’s what I have to work on,” Sturm said.

Being 100 percent by the start of training camp is Sturm and the organization’s goal, and so far he’s on target to reach that goal.