Injured guys skate, the rest get a respite

Krejci rode the bike Friday/By S. Bradley

WILMINGTON, Mass. — Bruins head coach Claude Julien saw his players “lose their legs” Thursday night in the third period of their 3-1 loss to Montreal.

So today, he gave them a chance to find those extremities.

His healthy players were granted a day of just a quick off-ice workout, while his recovering injured players skated with the goaltenders under the watch of a couple assistant coaches.

As for those injured players, Marc Savard continues to progress and could join his teammates for practice soon. Marco Sturm is also on schedule. Johnny Boychuk, who is still sporting a cast over his left wrist, says he might be able to get back as soon as next weekend. November 20 would be four weeks, which was Boychuk’s initial prognosis for a return.

“I’m just seeing when the doctor’s say so,” said Boychuk after he was asked about targeting a specific return date.

David Krejci, out since last Saturday’s concussion, rode the bike for the first time today. Julien said it was nothing major, but a solid first step.

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