It’s a Marty Party as Turco joins Bruins for practice

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WILMINGTON, Mass. — The revelation this morning via TSN’s Darren Dreger that if Marty Turco was claimed on waivers he could not play in a game for the claiming team obviously changed the odds the goaltender would get through and join the Bruins.

So it wasn’t much of a shock when he joined Boston on the Ristuccia Arena ice for practice this morning.

Although there was no official announcement pre-practice, it was apparent that Turco cleared waivers. He was one of three goaltenders on the ice in addition to Tim Thomas and Michael Hutchinson.

“Today was good actually. I was a little apprehensive, not that I’ve done it too often, coming from a long travel day from Europe,” he said after practice. “But it felt good. And more than anything, it’s good to be on the ice with some bright lights and NHL players, never mind the Boston Bruins. It was great day for my family and I, as I felt good and was pretty appreciative of the phone call.”

For more on Turco, read my NHL.com story.

Benoit Pouliot seemed to have join the list of wounded Bruins, as he did not practice. Pouliot left last night’s win in Toronto in the second-period with a lower-body injury. Andrew Ference and Daniel Paille remained out of practice with their respective injuries, but both skated on their own prior to practice. They’re day-to-day and doubtful for tomorrow night’s game with Buffalo, according to head coach Claude Julien.

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