Dougie Hamilton (lower body) begins skating
|12.21.13 at 6:43 pm ET|
Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton skated for the first time Saturday morning since suffering a lower-body injury on Dec. 8. The Bruins said following his injury that he would miss between two and four weeks.
“He started skating for the first time this morning, so it was his first time on the ice,” Claude Julien said prior to Saturday’s game. “We’ll see how he progresses.”
Hamilton is the second injured Bruin to return to the ice this week, as Daniel Paille (concussion symptoms) began skating Friday and is expected to return to practicing with the team on Sunday.
“He’s skating, coming along,” Julien said of Paille Saturday. “He should be skating with our team tomorrow.
Adam McQuaid (lower body) was kept out of Saturday’s lineup, but he is a “possibility” to play Monday in Nashville, according to Julien. Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli had said Wednesday that the B’s might keep him out through the Christmas break as a means of getting him more rest.
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