BOSTON - The Bruins were back at work on Friday for their seventh day of on-ice training so far this camp. Here's a quick rundown of the day's news from Warrior Ice Arena:
Back in a Rhythm: After missing the first four days of practice because of his contract negotiations, Brandon Carlo is beginning to feel back up to speed following three straight days of on-ice sessions. The blue liner is hoping to get into an exhibition contest soon to test his conditioning in a game setting.
"After two or three days, you start to feel back in your rhythm," said Carlo. "Overall, I feel like my conditioning is pretty good on the practice side of things. We'll see how it goes when I get into a game.
"The long legs help at times, so I don't have to take as many strides as the little guys like Torey [Krug]," the 6-foot-5 defenseman said with a smile. "But we're making our way out there."
Video: Carlo talks about getting back up to speed
Cuts Are Coming: Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is not quite sure when the team will make its first round of roster cuts, but he did indicate that it could be following Saturday night's preseason tilt in Chicago. The Providence Bruins begin their training camp on Monday.
"Still mixing in some veteran guys, younger vets I guess, and some guys that are still on the bubble," Cassidy said of his roster for Saturday's game against the Blackhawks. "I suspect Sunday, or on the plane after, we'll have a discussion and then Providence opens Monday.
"I don't want to speak out of turn, but I imagine we'll start making some moves then to get down in numbers by Sunday or Monday. We may want to see some guys again on Monday. It's a quick turnaround."
Banged-Up Bruins: Patrice Bergeron took a scheduled maintenance day on Friday as he continues to rehab a lingering groin injury, while Joakim Nordstrom also stayed off the ice as he works his way back from a foot injury suffered in the Stanley Cup Final.
Forward Anton Blidh was knocked out of Thursday's game in Philadelphia with an upper-body injury and did not practice on Friday. "He'll be re-evaluated," said Cassidy. "We'll see where he's at [on Saturday]."
Defenseman Axel Andersson, meanwhile, returned to practice in a maroon non-contact jersey. He suffered a lower-body injury in New Jersey on Monday night.
Friday's Camp Lineups
Anders Bjork - Charlie Coyle - Danton Heinen
Brendan Gaunce - Sean Kuraly - David Backes
Jake DeBrusk - Jack Studnicka - Karson Kuhlman
Peter Cehlarik - Pavel Shen - Robert Lantosi
Jeremy Lauzon - Connor Clifton
Urho Vaakanainen - Alex Petrovic
Cooper Zech - Josiah Didier
Jakub Zboril - Axel Andersson
Brad Marchand - Par Lindholm - David Pastrnak
Paul Carey - David Krejci - Brett Ritchie
Jakub Lauko - Trent Frederic - Chris Wagner
Samuel Asselin - Oskar Steen - Ryan Fitzgerald
Zdeno Chara - Charlie McAvoy
Torey Krug - Brandon Carlo
Wiley Sherman - Matt Grzelcyk
Chris Breen - Steven Kampfer
Video: Heinen talks about chemistry with Coyle, camp