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Captain’s practice commences for Bruins

WILMINGTON — The Bruins wrapped up their first captain’s practice, featuring 13 skaters and a pair of goaltenders, Tuesday around noontime at Ristuccia Arena. The practice, which consisted of some offensive drills and some scrimmaging, featured some happy faces as players began the process off the preseason. Here are the guys that suited up for the Bruins’ first captain’s practice:

Forwards: Milan Lucic [1], Nathan Horton [2], Gregory Campbell [3], Shawn Thornton [4], David Krejci [5], Daniel Paille [6], Brad Marchand [7].

Defensemen: Zdeno Chara [8], Johnny Boychuk [9], Adam McQuaid, Mark Stuart [10], Andrew Ference [11], Dennis Seidenberg [12].

Goaltenders: Tuukka Rask [13], Matt Dalton

There were a few positives that came from the session. For starters, David Krejci wasn’t fooling when he said he’d be good to go for camp. With his wrist surgery and recovery in the rearview mirror, he didn’t seem to be slowed.

‘€” Tim Thomas [14] was around prior to practice but did not skate with teammates.

‘€” Mark Recchi [15] didn’t skate with his teammates but suited up after practice and skated by himself.

‘€” Horton’s teammates spoke highly of their new winger after practice. The Bruins’ biggest trade acquisition this offseason, Horton said his old team had a captain’s practice-type skate when he was in Florida, but that “a lot of guys didn’t come.”

‘€” Chara, Horton and Stuart spoke following the skate. Check back here later for what they had to say as they prepare for the 2010-11 season.