BOSTON -- Boston Bruins
forward Rich Peverley
continued on the trail to returning to the lineup Monday when he joined his teammates for their morning skate at TD Garden.
Peverley suffered a third-degree sprain of the MCL in his right knee Feb. 15 against Montreal. At the time, his prognosis was for a return in 4-6 weeks.
Coach Claude Julien
classified Peverley as day-to-day.
"Again, there's no exact time for when he's going to start playing again," said Julien, "but he's looking better every day. There's the rehab part of it that he's doing right now, so he started skating last Wednesday on his own and he's progressed since then. So when you've been off for that long, you just don't come back every night. So we're going to give him a chance and wait for our doctors to clear him."
Peverley said he hopes to join the team for a practice this week and then go on the upcoming California road trip, which Boston will start Wednesday with a cross-country flight and then a practice in San Jose.
Peverley is seventh on the Bruins with 38 points in 49 games played this season.