WILMINGTON, Mass. — The Bruins hit the ice this morning at Ristuccia Arena without defenseman Steven Kampfer, who according to head coach Claude Julien is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his knee today.

I’ll provide an update on Kampfer as soon as it becomes available.

The Bruins will play their last preseason game tomorrow night in Bridgeport, Conn., against the New York Islanders.

Here are the practice lines:


Shawn Thornton served as the eighth defensemen for practice. I’m sure there will be plenty of belly laughs about that in the dressing room, just like there are every time he practices on D.