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David Krejci Starts Skating, Kevan Miller Takes Light Contact

by Caryn Switaj / Boston Bruins

WILMINGTON, Mass. - The Bruins were back on the ice for practice at Ristuccia Arena on Friday morning, following a rough road trip through Toronto and Montreal.

Prior to practice, David Krejci skated with Strength and Conditioning Coach John Whitesides. Krejci did not travel with the team and has been still dealing with his day-to-day undisclosed injury.

Friday marked the centerman's first day back skating since last playing against the Edmonton Oilers on November 6. Towards the end of the skate, he practiced wraparounds and one-timers, before wrapping up after a half hour.

Practice saw the same lineup from Toronto and Montreal.

Alex Khokhlachev was recalled on an emergency basis on Thursday, but did not play in Montreal as the Bruin in question was ready to go against the Habs. He has since been assigned to the Providence Bruins.

Kevan Miller continues to progress in his recovery from the dislocated shoulder he suffered on October 18 in Buffalo. He continued practicing with the team on Friday, and took light contact for the first time. He's moving in the right direction, but is ruled out for Saturday's game against Carolina.

There was no further update on Zdeno Chara's recovery from the PCL tear in his left knee. As of Friday, he has been sidelined for three weeks. The original timetable given was four to six weeks.

The Bruins next host the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday afternoon at TD Garden in a 1:00 p.m. matinee.

Stay tuned to and the Bruins Mobile App for more coverage from Friday's practice, including quotes from Tuukka Rask, Chris Kelly, Torey Krug and Head Coach Claude Julien.

Practice Lineup 11/14

Milan Lucic - Chris Kelly - Seth Griffith
Brad Marchand
- Patrice Bergeron - Reilly Smith
Matt Fraser
- Carl Soderberg - Loui Eriksson
Daniel Paille
- Gregory Campbell - Simon Gagne

Defensemen: Dennis Seidenberg, Dougie Hamilton, Joe Morrow, Adam McQuaid, Torey Krug, Zach Trotman, Matt Bartkowski, Kevan Miller

Goalies: Tuukka Rask, Niklas Svedberg

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