After a summer that went the fastest of any I’ve lived through, a handful of Boston Bruins players are going to take the ice here at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington, Mass., for the club’s first informal captains’ practice.

I’ll post a few updates over the next hour or so on my Twitter. And then I’ll have updates on some of the players over the course of the day.

The Bruins are expected to skate most of the week with more players arriving every day. And The Bruins Blog will be your source for complete coverage of the sessions.