WILMINGTON — Good morning from Ristuccia Arena where Dennis Seidenberg and Steven Kampfer were the first two players to take the ice at 10:40 a.m. this morning for practice.
Some of the items we’ll be looking to follow up on:
The return of Jordan Caron — After the Bruins announced Monday that Marc Savard would shut it down for the remainder of the season after suffering a concussion Jan. 22 at Colorado, the club called up the 6-foot-3-inch, 205-pound Caron from Providence to help shore up the roster. Caron, the club’s first-round pick in 2009, made the team out of training camp and appeared in 20 games, scoring three goals and four assists before he was assigned to Providence Dec. 6.
Will Tyler Seguin slide into a center’s role? — While it may be premature to say what Claude Julien will do with his lineups before Wednesday night’s home game against the Montreal Canadiens, it appears one move in the wake of Savard’s shutdown — absent a trade — would be to make Sequin a center.
After going 0-for-4 on the power play in Saturday’s 2-0 loss to the San Jose Sharks, the Bruins spent the first 20 minutes of practice honing their power play, with the top two units working against Tim Thomas and Tuukka Rask.
So far this season the first unit of Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Patrice Bergeron-Zdeno Chara-Mark Recchi have combined for 19 power-play goals, with Chara and Recchi having six apiece.
Michael Ryder, who leads the team with 7, worked with the second unit along with Brad Marchand, Gregory Campbell, Dennis Seidenberg and Steven Kampfer.
Update, 11:18 a.m.Patrice Bergeron has just left the ice, doubled over in pain after absorbing a hit. Bergeron appeared to be holding his right shoulder.