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Sturm Practices – McQuaid Recalled

WILMINGTON — A little rest can do a body good.

The Bruins resumed hockey activities this morning at Ristuccia Arena after taking Tuesday off to rest and recover after their grinding California road trip and quick turn-around Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day matinee loss to Ottawa. Wingman and leading scorer Marco Sturm [1] was back on the ice after missing the Senators game but forwards Byron Bitz and Steve Begin were missing once again.

Sturm skated with Patrice Bergeron [2] and Mark Recchi [3] in yellow practice sweaters. The other lines for the day were: David Krejci [4], Blake Wheeler [5], Miroslav Satan (grey), Shawn Thornton [6], Milan Lucic [7] and Vladimir Sobotka (red) and Daniel Paille [8], Trent Whitfield and Michael Ryder [9] (white).

Adam McQuaid was recalled from Providence and was the seventh defenseman on the rink. The 23-year-old has skated in eight games for the Bruins this season without a goal or an assist with 14 penalty minutes.

UPDATE — Sturm ended up leaving the practice rink early. Head coach Claude Julien [10] said that he will be questionable for tomorrow night’s game against Columbus.