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Bruins skate underway

With Game 1 of the Stanley Cup [1] playoffs just over 48 hours away, the Bruins took to the to ice this morning just after 11 at Ristuccia Rink in Wilimington in preparation for the Montreal Canadiens [2] on Thursday night at TD Banknorth Garden [3].

Practice is expected to last approximately an hour.

Defenseman Andrew Ference [4], who has been out with an undisclosed injury since April 4, was the only Bruin not to take the ice while Patrice Bergeron [5] did return.

“He continues to be day-to-day,” Bruins head coach Claude Julien [6] said of Ference following practice. “That’s his situation and as long as you don’t see him on the ice, that means he’s not ready to come back yet. I think when you see him on the ice for the first time, that’ll be a good sign.”