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Thornton back; Ference still out

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- After missing Thursday night's game with an upper-body injury, winger Shawn Thornton returned to practice with the Bruins on Friday. He said after the session that he's healthy and should be available for the game in Toronto on Saturday night.

Head coach Claude Julien confirmed that defenseman Andrew Ference, out with a groin/hernia injury, will not travel with the team to Toronto.