torey_krug_fiercefaceWILMINGTON — Bruins defenseman Torey Krug had been skating on his own or with other injured teammates since he had his left pinky broken by a Zach Parise slash against the Minnesota Wild on Oct. 28.

Ten days removed from the injury and the prognosis that he’d be back in the lineup in two to three weeks, Krug practiced with his teammates for the first time Friday at Ristuccia Arena.

“Yeah, so far so good. I’m trying to take baby steps out there,” Krug said. “I’m not trying not to take one-timers and anything crazy yet. Baby steps and hopefully in a few days I’ll be back on the ice for my teammates.”

Krug spent a bulk of the practice as a forward with Reilly Smith and Brad Marchand because Patrice Bergeron took a maintenance day. The defenseman said that physically he’s making progress but there are other barriers he has to break though to be ready to play in a game soon.

“I think the main part is just mentally,” Krug said. “I think it feels good and you’ve got to get over that mental hump where you’re worried about getting slashed again or something like that. But yeah gripping the stick definitely can create some challenges, but it’s feeling good. I’m comfortable with it right now and as long as it keeps progressing I’ll be happy with it.”

The Bruins will need a replacement for defenseman David Warsofsky when they get back into action Monday night against the New Jersey Devils at TD Garden. Warsofsky is out with an undisclosed injury. Matt Bartkowski has been a healthy scratch the past four games and could be an option. Krug wouldn’t rule out a return as soon as the Devils game, but said there’s still a lot of discussion to be had.

“I don’t know. It’s one of those things I’ll talk to the medical staff and the coaches will make a decision,” Krug said. “We’ll see. We’ll cross the bridge when it comes.”

Krug has two goals and four assists in 11 games this season.

“We’ll see. Again, I can’t stand here and talk about whether he’ll be in. The game’s not until Monday and we’ll see how he is,” Bruins coach Claude Julien said. “Today was his first day of practice and if he’s given the OK by the medical staff, I’ll be more than happy to put him in. But I haven’t been given the OK yet. I keep saying that. I don’t anticipate anything until somebody tells me something.”