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Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Injury updates: Chara back tonight?

By Joe McDonald

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Due to today’s doubleheader at TD Garden, the Bruins are conducting their game-day skate at Ristuccia Arena since the Celtics host the Atlanta Hawks at 1 p.m.

Here are a few quick notes on the Bruins:

-- Defenseman Zdeno Chara, who missed Saturday’s game and half of Monday’s practice due to an undisclosed injury, is participating in the morning skate and all signs point to his return Tuesday night against the New York Islanders.

-- Forward Loui Eriksson (concussion) skated on his own Monday and is participating in today’s morning skate.

-- Forward Carl Soderberg (concussion symptoms) is also skating this morning.

-- Defenseman Dougie Hamilton (lower body) is practicing with the team for the second consecutive day.

-- Prior to the skate, the Bruins recalled forward Nick Johnson from Providence on an emergency basis.