Chara missing, Marchand still in place for Bruins practice

Chara/By S. Bradley

WILMINGTON, Mass. — While recovering defensemen Andrew Ference and Steven Kampfer practiced with the Bruins today, Zdeno Chara did not.

No immediate reason for Chara’s absence was available. I will update later.

As for the forward lines, they pretty much stayed the same. Despite his third-period benching Friday night on Long Island, Brad Marchand was back skating with Patrice Bergeron and Rich Peverley.

A fourth-liner on the rare occasions he’s been in the lineup lately, Tyler Seguin practiced in a grey sweater with Mark Recchi, Chris Kelly and Michael Ryder. The first and fourth lines stayed the same.

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