Peverley/By S. Bradley

BOSTON — The Bruins have decided to give Rich Peverley the night off tonight when they host Florida tonight at the TD Garden.

Peverley was the only Bruins player absent from the morning skate and after the session head coach Claude Julien confirmed the night of rest for Peverely.

The veteran forward did not practice this week after playing against Montreal Monday. His injury is undisclosed. The hope is that with more than a week off between games, Peverley will be ready to play next Wednesday in Phoenix.

Look for Zach Hamill to fill Peverley’s spot on the third line next to Benoit Pouliot and Chris Kelly.

Milan Lucic is scheduled to return from his one-game suspension tonight. Here’s more on Lucic in by CBS Boston column.