The Bruins held an optional skate Thursday morning and though Patrice Bergeron skated, he will still miss his second straight game with a groin injury when the Bruins face Toronto on Thursday night in Boston.
"I felt pretty good [Thursday] morning. It's getting better. I didn't feel great though and it's day-to-day," Bergeron said.
New Bruin defenseman Dennis Seidenberg drew tons of media attention. Seidenberg said he had a hunch he would be dealt to Boston when the Bruins traded his former Phoenix teammate, Derek Morris.
"I was waiting for anybody to call, and once they traded Mo away, I kind of got a hint that it would be Boston," Seidenberg said.
Seidenberg also described what was a hectic Wednesday for him.
"We had morning skate and I got called into the coach's office and he told me to wait for a call," he said. "I knew I was going to get traded but didn't know where. About an hour later I got a call and found out it was Boston. From there on, I went and had lunch, went home and packed and got on a plane at 7 p.m."
After ownership and management made it clear that the Panthers was heading in a new direction last month, he knew there was a good chance he would be dealt.
"If you saw that letter that was sent out by the owners and all the trade talks that have been going on, there were a few guys that expected to be traded, so we weren't surprised," Seidenberg said of the Panthers owners' letter to their fans that the team would be getting a face-lift and heading in a new direction.
The German blueliner is happy to be joining a defensive-minded and historic club like the Bruins.
"It's nice to be part of an Original Six team, and it will be exciting," he said. "They're really sound defensively, waiting for the other team to make mistakes and jump on them, so it's a tough team to play against defensively and I'm happy to be on their side now."