After a day of off-ice testing, the Bruins are ready to hit the ice at TD Garden tomorrow morning for the official start of training camp. The on-ice sessions are free and open to the public and get underway at 10:00 am. The team will be split into two groups with Group A practicing at 10:00 am and Group B getting put through the paces by Claude Julien and Co. at 12:30 PM.
The Bruins whittled down their training camp roster today by releasing Matt Delahey, Alain Goulet, Joe Pleckaitis, Yannick Riendeau and Walker Wintoneak from camp. The Bruins also announced the groups for this weekend's practices at TD Garden.
FORWARDS: Jamie Arniel, Joe Colborne, Craig Cunningham, Zach Hamill, Nathan Horton, Jordan Knackstedt, Jared Knight, David Krejci, Lane MacDermid, Brad Marchand, Jeremy Reich, Michael Ryder, Jordan Smotherman, Shawn Thornton, Blake Wheeler
DEFENSEMEN: Johnny Boychuk, Ryan Button, Zdeno Chara, Ryan Donald, Matt Hunwick, Steven Kampfer, Nathan McIver, Adam McQuaid, Jeff Penner
GOALTENDERS: Adam Courchaine, Nolan Schaefer, Tim Thomas
FORWARDS: Patrice Bergeron, Gregory Campbell, Jordan Caron, Jeff LoVecchio, Milan Lucic, Kirk MacDonald, Brian McGrattan, Levi Nelson, Daniel Paille, Tyler Randell, Mark Recchi, Antoine Roussel, Max Sauve, Tyler Seguin, Ryan Spooner
DEFENSEMEN: Yury Alexandrov, Matt Bartkowski, Andrew Bodnarchuk, Andrew Ference, Joe Rullier, Dennis Seidenberg, Mark Stuart, Cody Wild
GOALTENDERS: Matt Dalton, Michael Hutchinson, Tuukka Rask
Sunday's session will have the same schedule, only with Group B having the early ice time.
I'm heading up north for a golf weekend with a bunch of scallywags and ne'er-do-wells, but I am sending Alternate Captain Tim Morrison on assignment to The Garden for Saturday's practices. If you are going, look for the dude in the "Habs Suck" t-shirt with the sinister goatee and notepad.