WILMINGTON, Mass. — Out since the weekend with “general soreness,” Boston Bruins goaltender Manny Fernandez joined nine of his teammates on the Ristuccia Arena ice for a lighthearted optional practice today.
This was Fernandez’s second day back on the ice, as he skated with Andrew Ference, Milan Lucic and Patrice Bergeron before the Bruins’ pregame skate yesterday.
“It was a good rest. I needed it to some degree – just give the body a couple days just to get back. That was the main concern. But everything was good today,” said Fernandez.
As for getting back in the flow with only a few shooters on the ice, Fernandez said, “Surprisingly, I didn’t lose too much. I thought I was going to be worse than that. But I got what I needed off today and it’s a work in progress. Tomorrow’s going to be another big day and then we’ll go from there.” (more…)