The Bruins practiced Wednesday at TD Garden without the services of forward Brad Marchand and defensemen Adam McQuaid and Dougie Hamilton.
Marchand didn’t play Tuesday night in the 2-0 win against the St. Louis Blues. McQuaid was injured blocking a shot in that game. Hamilton
‘s absence is unexplainable at this point was out with the flu, according to coach Claude Julien. Marchand is still day-to-day.
McQuaid is out six to eight weeks with a broken thumb.
On the positive side, center David Krejci returned from a four-game absence Tuesday and was healthy enough to practice. The last time he played a game, he missed those four games before returning against the Blues.
After the game against St. Louis, Krejci wanted to move on from talk about his injury.
“I felt good … and you know what I don’t want to talk about injury anymore. I don’t like the word,” Krejci said. “It’s been a long time so I just talk about the positives things and those negative words, I just don’t want to hear about it.”
Krejci was asked if playing against the Blues might’ve been another setback. But he was confident he’d be able to stay in the lineup a little longer this time.
“Yeah, but I felt pretty good today so. I had a good practice these last few days and felt really good,” Krejci said.