Prepping for the Red Wings

The Bruins were back on the ice this morning for a 45-minute practice after taking their season opener from the Lightning Thursday night.

Next up for the B’s? The Red Wings, who move east this season and into the Atlantic Division.

Detroit — and its two-decade-long playoff streak — brings significant talent to the division, and is likely to be battling Boston all season for a chance to head back to the postseason.

“I think they’re an elite team,” coach Claude Julien said. “They always have been.
They’re a good, experienced team. They’re a smart team, they play a good, smart game. That’ll certainly bring an element of an even bigger challenge for all the teams in our conference right now to add them in there.”

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The Bruins rolled out the same lines as Thursday, with Carl Soderberg (ankle) still not on the ice. Jordan Caron skated in his place.

Soderberg appears to be getting better, but it isn’t clear when he’ll be back in the lineup.

“It’s a hard injury to say, listen, he’s going to be in on Sunday or Monday,” Julien said. “It’s hard to really pinpoint with that type of injury, but he is definitely getting better every day. I think he really is getting close. Hopefully, if there’s no setbacks, he should be on the ice soon.”

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