Bruins’ Andrew Ference was key in NHL talks Defenseman says feeling now is of relief ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page David L. Ryan / Globe Staff A combination of Boston University and Boston Bruins players hit the ice today at BU's Agganis Arena. David L. Ryan / Globe Staff Bruins enforcer Shawn Thornton smiled on the ice. The players are now preparing for a shortened NHL season, after players and owners settled their differences this weekend. Bruins center Tyler Seguin practiced. "Words can't describe it", Seguin said about the lockout ending. David L. Ryan / Globe Staff Rich Peverley and Brad Marchand talked on the ice. David L. Ryan / Globe Staff The league has yet to announce the schedule for the regular season, and players do not know yet when training camp will start. David L. Ryan / Globe Staff Goalie Tukka Rask suited up for the workout. David L. Ryan / Globe Staff A number of players grouped around Seguin, standing, in yellow.