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  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  and Mark Recchi  in yellow practice sweaters. The other lines for the day were: David Krejci , Blake Wheeler , Miroslav Satan (grey), Shawn Thornton , Milan Lucic  and Vladimir Sobotka (red) and Daniel Paille , Trent Whitfield and Michael Ryder  (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  said that he will be questionable for tomorrow night’s game against Columbus.