WINNIPEG, Manitoba — There was good news and less-good news on the injury front Wednesday for the Bruins, who practiced at the MTS Centre here.
Chris Kelly, who was injured in the third period of Tuesday’s game against the Wild, was the only Bruin not on the ice. Coach Claude Julien called him “day-to-day,” and said the undisclosed injury was “not something major.”
The Bruins did call up Ryan Spooner on an emergency basis. He was not at practice, but presumably could fill in for Kelly Thursday against the Jets.
It’s possible that Jarome Iginla or Kevan Miller (or both) could return against Winnipeg. Both resumed skating Wednesday, but Julien said he would make a decision on them before the game.
There was also injury news from back in Boston, as Dennis Seidenberg and Adam McQuaid skated on Tuesday. For Seidenberg, it was the first time he had taken the ice since injuring his ACL and MCL at the end of December.
“They were on the ice, but they’re not even close,” Julien said. “Again, we’ve got to be careful we don’t get all excited about this, because in [Seidenberg’s] case, he’s just starting to skate. With the injuries he had, he’s not even close to being able to get somebody to push on him or take a hit or anything like that.
“It’s a long-term injury and obviously the rehab is going to take a while. So more out of boredom, that he’s strong enough to go out there and just skate on his own, but that’s all it was.”Amalie Benjamin can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @amaliebenjamin.