Well, it appears Marty Turco did enough in his first hour-long practice with the Bruins to convince team brass he could at least serve as Tim Thomas’ backup.

The Bruins this evening announced they demoted Michael Hutchinson to the Providence (AHL) farm club. Hutchinson had served as Thomas’ backup during the recent two-game road trip to New York and Toronto after Tuukka Rask was injured.

In a related move, Max Sauve was summoned again from the P-Bruins on an emergency basis. Sauve was up with the big club last week but only practiced without making his NHL debut. He will be available Thursday night against Buffalo should the Bruins need him with both Daniel Paille and Benoit Pouliot battling injuries.