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Bruins prepare for Devils 03.21.11 at 10:38 am ET
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WILMINGTON — The Bruins are practicing at Ristuccia Arena Monday for the second straight day, hoping to work towards improving their play of late. The lines looked the same Monday as they did Sunday, with the Patrice Bergeron line carrying the extra man.

Milan Lucic ‘€“ David Krejci ‘€“ Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand/Michael Ryder ‘€“ Patrice Bergeron ‘€“ Mark Recchi
Rich Peverley ‘€“ Chris Kelly ‘€“ Tyler Seguin
Daniel Paille ‘€“ Gregory Campbell ‘€“ Shawn Thornton

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Bruins take the ice for Sunday practice 03.20.11 at 11:21 am ET
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WILMINGTON — Ah, the rare Sunday practice. After an ugly 5-2 loss in Toronto Saturday, the B’s took the ice here at Ristuccia Arena in attempt to work out the issues that have made them losers of six of their last seven games (1-3-3).

The Patrice Bergeron line is the one to feature an extra man this time around, with Michael Ryder donning the gold sweater.

Milan LucicDavid KrejciNathan Horton
Brad Marchand/Michael Ryder – Patrice Bergeron – Mark Recchi
Rich PeverleyChris KellyTyler Seguin
Daniel PailleGregory CampbellShawn Thornton

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Mark Recchi, Andrew Ference absent as Bruins return to practice 03.07.11 at 10:43 am ET
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WILMINGTON — The Bruins took the ice at Ristuccia Arena Monday morning as they gear up for a stretch this week that features three games in four nights. They’ll kick things off Tuesday in Montreal before hosting the Sabres Thursday and heading to Long Island on Friday.

Everyone was accounted for at Bruins practice but Mark Recchi, Steve Kampfer and Andrew Ference. Patrice Bergeron returned to the B’s for Monday’s skate after missing Saturday’s game due to personal reasons. With Recchi not on the ice, Tyler Seguin took his spot on Bergeron and Brad Marchand‘s line.

This day in Bruins history is a memorable one, but not for good reason. It was a year ago that Matt Cooke changed Marc Savard‘s career with a blindside hit in Pittsburgh.

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Bergeron expected back Monday, Kampfer talks concussion 03.05.11 at 1:43 pm ET
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Bruins defenseman Steven Kampfer touched on the concussion he suffered Thursday night, telling reporters Saturday that he and the team are being cautious and that the injury, which is set to keep him out a week, is “not something that you want to rush back from.”

“We’re going to take things slow and make sure that every day is a little bit better than the last,” he said.

After scoring in the second period to make it a 1-1 game that the B’s would eventually end up winning, Kampfer took a hard him in the corner from Lightning forward Mattias Ritola.

“I guess it kind of rubs me the wrong way that there was no penalty on the play because he had no intentional play on the pick, so it bothered me that way,” Kampfer said.

“I thought it was a clean hit personally just because my body was squared, but it’s not fun when you’re not expecting a hit, so it’s frustrating because you don’t want to sit out either.”

Kampfer said that his head was hurting when he returned to the bench, and after talking with trainer Don DelNegro tried to go back out for another shift. His head “started pounding a little bit more” from there, so he sat on the bench for the rest of the bench before leaving the game.

Meanwhile, coach Claude Julien told reporters that Patrice Bergeron, out Saturday for personal reasons, will return to the team on Monday.

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Steven Kampfer out one week with concussion, Patrice Bergeron (personal reasons) out Saturday 03.04.11 at 1:19 pm ET
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WILMINGTON — The Bruins will be without two players when they host the Penguins Saturday at TD Garden. Steven Kampfer, who scored in Thursday’s 2-1 win, left the game following a hard hit from Mattias Ritola and on Friday was diagnosed with a mild concussion. Coach Claude Julien said after Friday’s practice at Ristuccia Arena that the 22-year-old is expected to miss a week.

Patrice Bergeron, meanwhile, is not with the team and has travelled elsewhere due to “personal reasons,” according to the coach. He will not play against the Penguins. It will be the first game the 25-year-old has missed all season.

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Bruins return to practice without Steven Kampfer, Patrice Bergeron at 12:03 pm ET
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WILMINGTON — There were no new faces in the house at Ristuccia Arena for Friday’s practice, though a couple of familiar ones were missing in Steven Kampfer and Patrice Bergeron.

Kampfer left Thursday night’s 2-1 win over the Lightning in the second period due to a hard hit from Mattias Ritola. Claude Julien said after the game that he “got his bell rung” and would be re-evaluated Friday. It may just be a rest/maintenance day for Bergeron.

With Bergeron not on the ice, Rich Peverley donned a yellow sweater along Brad Marchand and Mark Recchi. Tyler Seguin, scratched Thursday, wore a grey sweater with Chris Kelly and Michael Ryder.

Milan LucicDavid KrejciNathan Horton

Brad Marchand – Rich Peverley – Mark Recchi

Tyler Seguin – Chris Kelly – Michael Ryder

Daniel PailleGregory CampbellShawn Thornton

More to come following practice.

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Bruins, Lightning scoreless after one 03.03.11 at 7:42 pm ET
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The Bruins and Lightning are as close as it gets in the standings. It seems that has translated to Thursday’s game, as the two teams are scoreless after a period of play at the Garden.

The Lightning outshot the Bruins, 10-8, in the period. After an ill-advised maneuver by Tim Thomas behind his net early on, he had to rush back to make a kick-save on Teddy Purcell. Thomas later robbed Mattias Ritola in front with just over 12 minutes left in the period, but the Milan Lucic went to the box afterwards for a clear-as-day cross-check.

Simon Gagne had a great opportunity on the power play, but went the puck across the crease. With 25 seconds remaining on the penalty, Steven Stamos beat Thomas with a wrist-shot but clanked it off the post.

Adam Hall drew the Lightning’s only penalty, going off for hooking David Krejci at 10:47. The Bruins are now 1-for-14 on the power play since Tomas Kaberle entered the fold, though they’re getting their chances.

Brad Marchand led the B’s with two shots in the period. Lightning goalie Mike Smith made a big stop on Patrice Bergeron on perhaps the Bruins’ best scoring opportunity thus far.

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