Milan Lucic returned to Bruins practice on Tuesday, and when he did, he was probably wondering where everyone was.
The top-line power forward was back on the practice ice Tuesday after missing Sunday’s game in Winnipeg. Lucic was given permission Saturday to return to Boston to deal with a personal matter. He told reporters Tuesday that everything is back to normal on the homestead, and he and everyone else in the Lucic family is good to go.
However, Lucic returned to a less-than-full practice roster. Seven Bruins missed practice on Tuesday with what’s being described as flu-like symptoms. Teams aren’t going to want to take any chances this time of year and risk something being passed around the locker room even more than it already has been. Gregory Campbell, Nathan Horton, Daniel Paille, Andrew Ference, Anton Khudobin, Patrice Bergeron and Adam McQuaid all missed practice.
Forward Lane MacDermid was back in the fold, though. He was recalled from Providence after finishing up a conditioning stint with the P-Bruins.