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Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Chara, Bergeron join teammates on ice

By Joe McDonald



BOSTON -- A few more Boston Bruins players joined the team for practice Wednesday, including captain Zdeno Chara and forwards Patrice Bergeron and Chris Kelly.

The Bruins held another informal post-lockout practice Wednesday morning at Boston University’s Agganis Arena.

Chara returned Tuesday from Prague in the Czech Republic, where he was playing in the KHL. In 25 games, the defenseman registered four goals and six assists for 10 points.

After spending more than an hour on the ice Wednesday, the captain said he’s healthy, in shape and ready to go.

Bergeron recently returned from Switzerland, where he played 21 games for Lugano (of National League A) and posted 11 goals with 18 assists for 29 points. Bergeron said it was a good experience, but he’s excited about being back in Boston and is confident about the team’s chances this season.