WILMINGTON — Bruins winger Carl Söderberg did not take part in Monday’s practice, remaining out as he recovers from a left ankle injury.
Söderberg has been out since Sept. 27 and missed the first two games of the season. He reported progress last week, but it apparently hasn’t gotten to the point he can practice.
Coach Claude Julien said Söderberg skated before practice Monday.
"He skated this morning," Julien said. "So he's getting closer."
Jordan Caron, who has one goal (and should have two) in the first two games in Söderberg’s place, is once again skating on the third line.
The Bruins have two more days of practice before Thursday’s game with Colorado, so it’s possible Söderberg could return before then and play against the Avalanche.
Before practice, the Bruins worked on the power play. They went into a 1-3-1 formation, which hasn’t been seen yet this season after the Bruins used it last year. Torey Krug played the point, with (from left to right) Jarome Iginla, Milan Lucic and David Krejci playing across the middle. Zdeno Chara was in front.
The Bruins had a loose start to practice as Claude Julien had them reverse their sticks for 10 minutes. Shooting lefty, Shawn Thornton somehow scored on Tuukka Rask on a shootout attempt. Thornton chose not to retire on the spot.
Here's the full lineup from Monday’s practice. It’s the same as the first two games.
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Loui Eriksson
Jordan Caron-Chris Kelly-Reilly Smith
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Dougie Hamilton
Torey Krug-Adam McQuaid