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First day of B’s training camp is in the books

09.13.09 at 6:55 pm ET
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As is the custom during Bruins training camp, the 54 camp invitees are broken into two different groups scheduled to skate in separate sessions during the camp days. Group A opened Sunday morning with a 90-minute skate and Group B following with a session that began at noontime. Here are the breakdowns of the players from Group A and Group B. Line pairing aren’t all that important at this point as Claude Julien and staff will be mixing and matching a lot of different player combinations over the next two weeks.

As previously mentioned, David Krejci, Lane MacDermid, Jordan Knackstedt, Kevin Regan, Jordan Caron and Zach MacKelvie were among a group of players that skated early non-contact drills. Krejci is expected to join with Group B when he returns to the regular practices in the next few days after making an impressive recovery from right hip surgery.

“Somebody asked me about the condition of the team yesterday, and the guys are in really good shape,” said Claude Julien after the first day of training camp had concluded. “That bodes well. I think the second group today had better ice so they probably looked a little bit better. The first group the puck was jumping around a lot and they didn’t get the real flow in their drills, but we got the things done that we wanted accomplished.

The B’s will be on the Garden ice again bright and early on Monday morning at 10 a.m., and Group B will lead things off this time. 

Here’s a breakdown of Group A and Group B:

Group A
Forwards

Patrice Bergeron
Zach Hamill
Drew Larman
Jeff LoVecchio
Milan Lucic
Brad Marchand
Kirk MacDonald
Tyler Randell
Mark Recchi
Michael Ryder
Max Sauve
Blake Wheeler

Defensemen

Johnny Boychuk
Ryan Button
Zdeno Chara
Rob Kwiet
Derek Morris
Jeff Penner
Mark Stuart
Andy Wozniewski

Goalies

Adam Courchaine
Matt Dalton
Tim Thomas

Group B Forwards

Jamie Arniel
Steve Begin
Byron Bitz
Chuck Kobasew
Guillaume Lefebvre
Mikko Lehtonen
Matt Marquardt
Marc Savard
Vladimir Sobotka
Marco Sturm
Shawn Thornton
Trent Whitfield
Jason Wilson

Defensemen

Andrew Bodnarchuk
Drew Fata
Andrew Ference
Alain Goulet
Matt Hunwick
Zach McKelvie
Adam McQuaid
Dennis Wideman

Goalies

Michael Hutchinson
Tuukka Rask
Dany Sabourin

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