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Zdeno Chara, David Krejci return to Bruins practice; Niklas Svedberg, Matt Linblad recalled

02.24.14 at 1:10 pm ET
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The Bruins recalled forward Matt Lindblad and goaltender Niklas Svedberg for Monday’s practice as the team awaits getting its full roster back from the Olympics.

Back for the practice were Zdeno Chara and David Krejci, while the team is still without Patrice Bergeron, Loui Eriksson, Tuukka Rask and coach Claude Julien.

Though the team has called up players in recent days to fill out its practice roster (Lindblad practiced Friday and was sent back down), Svedberg could have stayed up with the team and gone to Buffalo if the team wanted to let Rask rest after the Olympics. Bruins assistant coach Geoff Ward said that is not the case, and that Svedberg is simply up with the team to practice.

“No, he’s here just to make sure that we’ve got a complement,” Ward said. “As far as the other guys go, I’m sure you probably won’t see them at practice tomorrow, but they’ll be getting back quickly.”

The Bruins will practice Tuesday and then travel to Buffalo for their first game back from the Olympic break.

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