Caron/By S. Bradley

WILMINGTON, Mass. — As mentioned earlier, Jordan Caron was back with the Bruins today for practice at Ristuccia Arena after spending yesterday skating for the Providence (AHL) farm club in a loss to Albany.

He recorded an assist while skating on a line with Zach Hamill and Carter Camper. Caron got to play in all situations and log a lot of ice time.

“It was great. I felt confident out there, and I felt fresh,”  said Caron, who was a healthy scratch for Boston’s last two games. “I think that I wasn’t used to getting that much ice time, but I think it went pretty good and my legs were good, so that was a good sign.”

•Defenseman Adam McQuaid practiced again today, as he continues to try to return from a neck injury. As far as playing Thursday against Montreal, McQuaid said “hopefully.”

•The Bruins started practice without goaltenders and instead stacked barriers in front of the lower parts of four nets as they practiced passing and shooting.

“We’re trying to improve our scoring and getting a little bit better in those areas that we practiced today is something that’s important for us. It’s not a bad thing,” said head coach Claude Julien.

•Boston doesn’t play a game until hosting the Canadiens Thursday. That means four days off between games.

“Well, every break is what you make of it. So if we make it into good timing, then we used as well as we can, then it’ll be a good break,” said goaltender Tim Thomas.