On Wednesday, the Bruins will launch the 2013-14 campaign. The day will begin with fitness testing at TD Garden. It is the first stage of the season-opening segment that no coach — especially one with as few as two roster openings — is prompt to embrace.
On Thursday at the Garden, the Bruins will start the cumbersome two-group sessions. Group A will hit the ice at 10 a.m. Group B will go through the same routine at 12:15 p.m. They will repeat this cycle four more times before 20 players leave for Montreal for Monday’s first preseason game against the Canadiens.
The Bruins need no such throat-clearing to start the season. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.