Peverley with a pre-skate, rest of Bruins work out the Florida kinks

Peverley/By S. Bradley

WILMINGTON, Mass. — After flying home from Florida this morning, the Bruins hit the ice for about an hour of practice at Ristuccia Arena.

As they headed out to the rink, many probably passed teammate Rich Peverley coming off the ice.

Peverley, out since Feb. 15 with a knee injury, started skating Wednesday under the watchful eye of strength and conditioning coach John Whitesides. Peverley said he feels like he’s on pace to return to the lineup in the four-to-six week time frame.

Although they’re riding a four-game losing streak and returned home today, the Bruins practiced because head coach Claude Julien wanted his team to break a sweat and work out the kinks to stack the “odds” in their favor before their first home game after a three-game trip. The Bruins host Philadelphia tomorrow. The last time the Bruins returned home after a road trip, they dropped a 1-0 decision to Ottawa on home ice.

All 20 skaters plus both goaltenders took part in Boston’s high-tempo practice.

For more on the practice, check out my NHL.com story.

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