BOSTON — The Bruins held their morning skate today at the TD Garden in preparation for tonight’s game with Toronto.
Boston will try to sweep the six-game season series from the Maple Leafs.
Here are some quick notes from the morning skates:
•It was thought Joe Corvo was a healthy scratch Saturday against Philadelphia. But as I reported for NHL.com, Corvo received a cortisone shot in his hand last Friday. He says he’s feeling better but won’t play tonight. He said the hand has bothered him since a collision with Andrew Ference in a game against the New York Rangers earlier this month. The injury made it nearly impossible to take wrist shots.
•For the first time since he was injured last month, Rich Peverley took the morning skate with the Bruins today. The winger, who is trying to return from a sprained knee, started skating on his own last week. The plan is to maybe practice later this week and return to the lineup during Boston’s upcoming three-game California road trip.
•Still no official word from the Bruins on the two-year contract extension Shawn Thornton reportedly signed over the weekend.
•You can expect to see a lot of the Maple Leafs line of David Steckel centering Tim Connolly and Joey Crabb on the ice when Boston’s best forwards are in action tonight. That line has formed something of a checking line for Toronto lately.
“We’ve had some success with those guys at least holding the opposition down to minimal scoring chances,” said Toronto head coach Randy Carlyle. “And when you have the depth that the Boston Bruins do, then you have to make sure that they’re out on the ice as much as possible against one of [the Bruins’ top two lines].”