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Bergeron, Lucic Back at Practice

by Caryn Switaj / Boston Bruins

BOSTON - When the Bruins hit the ice for practice on Tuesday morning following Monday night's 5-2 win over Detroit, Patrice Bergeron and Milan Lucic were both back with the group.

The last time the forwards had skated with the team was in Saturday's game against Columbus. They missed Sunday's practice, Monday's pregame skate and did not suit up against Detroit.

"They'e still day-to-day," Head Coach Claude Julien said following practice. "I haven't been told that they are cleared to play yet. And I guess they look fairly good."

The Bruins next host the Toronto Maple Leafs at TD Garden on Wednesday night.

"We'll reassess them [on Wednesday] and I think the decision will probably come [Wednesday] at some point," Julien said. "We don't have a morning skate, which makes it even tougher, so we'll have to make a decision there and I'll leave that up to the medical staff."

The Bruins won't have a pregame skate because of the New Year's Eve double-header, with the Boston Celtics playing a matinee game.

During power-play drills, Bergeron rotated with Craig Cunningham on one unit, while Seth Griffith rotated with Lucic on the other.

Recently recalled forwards Matt Lindblad and Jordan Caron remained with the team for Tuesday's practice.

The best indication of Wednesday's lineup against the Leafs will come during pregame warmups at 6:30 p.m. ET (follow @NHLBruins on Twitter for the live updates). Game time is set for 7:00 p.m. ET (NESN, 98.5 The Sports Hub).  

Defenseman Adam McQuaid continued skating with the team. He's been sidelined since suffereing a broken thumb on Nov. 18. There was no further update on his status, but he's not likely to be back in the lineup against Toronto.

Practice Lineup 12/30

White Jerseys: Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Krejci - Reilly Smith

Gold: Milan Lucic - Matt Lindblad - Craig Cunningham - Seth Griffith

Gray: Chris Kelly - Carl Soderberg - Loui Eriksson

Burgundy: Daniel Paille - Gregory Campbell - Jordan Caron

Zdeno Chara - Dougie Hamilton

Matt Bartkowski - Dennis Seidenberg

Torey Krug - Kevan Miller

Zach Trotman - Adam McQuaid

Goalies: Tuukka Rask, Niklas Svedberg

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