BOSTON -- Here are some notes from the second day of training camp:
As of this afternoon, coach Claude Julien had still not settled on the roster he would take to New York for the Bruins' exhibition opener against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday. He did say, however, that the list of players would be close to a 50-50 mix of veterans and younger players. One would figure that defenseman Derek Morris would like the chance to skate against his former team.
After leaving the ice early yesterday for what were termed "knee issues" center Marc Savard made it all the way through his practice session, including the workout-closing wind sprints.
Rookie forward Lane MacDermid, the Bruins' fourth-round pick last June, practiced today after missing the first day of camp because of a high ankle sprain. He's been skating in non-contact drills for a couple weeks and made it through today's sessions without a problem.
"I was pretty anxious to get back," he said. "It felt pretty good the last few days, so I really wanted to get out there and play with all the other guys."
Passed over two years in a row in the draft before this summer, the 20-year-old MacDermid projects to be a regular for Providence (AHL) even though he's eligible to return to Windsor of the Ontario Hockey League as an over-age player.
Day Two of camp came and went with no movement on the Phil Kessel contract or trade fronts, although numerous reports indicated a trade of the holdout restricted free agent winger could be coming sooner rather than later.
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