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Monday, December 30, 2013
Eriksson skates; Hamilton practices

By ESPNBoston.com

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- The Boston Bruins are back on the practice ice this morning at Ristuccia Arena.

In case you spent the weekend recuperating from Christmas, here are a few notes to bring you up to speed on the state of the team:

* Loui Eriksson skated alone prior to the team’s practice Monday. He has missed the past 10 games with a concussion suffered Dec. 7. This marks the first time he’s skated since the injury.

* After missing Saturday’s 4-3 loss to the Ottawa Senators with an undisclosed injury, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara is back on the ice this morning.

* Defenseman Dougie Hamilton, who has missed the past nine games with a lower-body injury, is practicing with the team for the first time Dec. 8.

* The Bruins received some devastating news on Saturday when it was announced that veteran defenseman Dennis Seidenberg will miss the remainder of the 2013-2014 season with a MCL/ACL tear in his right knee. He suffered the injury in Boston’s 5-0 win over the Senators on Friday night at TD Garden.

* Prior to Monday’s practice, the team officially recalled defenseman Kevan Miller from Providence of the AHL.

* On Sunday, a day off for the Bruins, forward Nick Johnson and defensemen Zach Trotman and David Warsofsky were assigned to Providence.

* Bruins forward Carl Soderberg suffered a concussion last Friday and did not make the trip to Ottawa for Saturday’s game. He is not on the ice this morning.