Ference/By S. Bradley

WILMINGTON, Mass. — As head coach Claude Julien explained yesterday, Andrew Ference took a maintenance day while his teammates practiced.

Today Ference returned to the fray at Ristuccia Arena.

Ference’s return gave the Bruins seven healthy defensemen, 13 forwards and two goaltenders.

They’ll leave after today’s practice to start a home-and-home series with Toronto Wednesday night at the Air Canada Centre.

More later.