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Noel Acciari tests his readiness to return from injury by applying himslef along the boards at practice.

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The reunited Bruins continue their preseason action tomorrow in Detroit at 7:00PM. Moving right along to Bruins news you can use:

  • Noel Acciari is testing his readiness for return by employing a bit of body english at practice. Bonus- Daniel Winnik is making a solid case to stay on. Boston Herald
  • Anton Blidh followed the trend of dropping some weight and has reaped the benefit. It wasn’t easy, with a Swedish restaurant nearby in Providence. Any glitches in the recoveries of Patrice Bergeron and Noel Acciari will open a door for newcomers to begin the season in Boston. South Coast Today
  • Dan Vladar has had an interesting journey to this point in his career. Bonus- roll call of the Bruins’ walking wounded. Providence Journal
  • Axel Andersson is benefitting from his chance to work under the tutelage of Zdeno Chara. Bruins Daily
  • Joakim Nordstrom is getting a long look as the Bruins need to replace Riley Nash and Tim Schaller. Have a look tomorrow, as the Red Wings host the Bruins at 7:00PM. Smallteaser
  • Danton Heinen and David Krejci are looking sympatico, but there is one aspect of Krejci’s game that Heinen will need to adjust to mentally. Boston Sports Extra
  • New season, new Bold Preditctions- these three include projecting a big season for David Krejci. The Hockey Writers
  • The Bruins have introduced a number of new scouts and coaches- meet them here. Bruins NHL
  • Mark your calendars for Monday at noon- Providence Bruins training camp opens, and the first preseason games will be played the weekend of September 29-30. @MarkDivver

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • The Maple Leafs can whistle nervously through the graveyard that is the top of the Atlantic Division. Yeah, we’re coming for (4-1?) you. Pension Plan Puppets
  • There’s a new kind of helmet available, and the manufacturer thinks it would be perfect for hockey players. TSN
  • The season is so short, and the schedule so full... we’re talking weddings, not hockey games. A brief summer break means hard choices for NHLers. NHL
  • There’s no need to explain to Malcolm Subban why a certain sports drink has taken the hockey world by storm. ESPN
  • The other shoe glove has dropped, and Max Domi will sit out the rest of the preseason and feel shame. Boston Globe
  • Like father, like son? Paul Stewart decried the sucker punch, and applauded the quick response. HockeyBuzz