WILMINGTON --- Good morning from Ristuccia Arena, where the Bruins will hold practice in preparation for Tuesday night's game vs. the Los Angeles Kings at TD Garden.
The Bruins, who will likely be without captain Zdeno Chara for the next week after he sustained a lower leg injury Saturday night in Columbus, Ohio, pushed back their scheduled 10:30 a.m. practice by 30 minutes.
Defensemen Andrew Ference and Steven Kampfer, who will likely have to play expanded minutes in Chara's absence, were the first on the ice about 13 minutes before the start of practice.
Update, 11 a.m.At the start of practice, there was no sign of Chara as well as Gregory Campbell. However, Daniel Paille, who sustained a mild concussion after absorbing a heavy hit along the boards in last Thursday's 2-0 loss vs. the Florida Panthers at TD Garden, was back on the ice.
We'll update you later if there is any change in Chara's day-to-day status.
Of note: The Bruins will conduct their Christmas Toy shopping spree between 1-3 p.m. today at Target in Woburn.
Mark Recchi will be signing copies of ``Full 60 to History'' tonight at 7 p.m. at the AT&T Store at the South Shore Plaza in Braintree.