Marcus Johansson is nearing a return.

The Boston Bruins winger has missed his team’s last nine games after suffering a lung contusion against the Carolina Hurricanes on March 5. But Johansson returned to practice Sunday, and has a chance to play Monday night when they Bruins visit the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Here’s Johansson skating at practice:

And here he is discussing his recovery process, as well as his looming return:

Johansson isn’t the only banged-up Bruin eying a return before the postseason.

Here are multiple updates:

One Bruin looking at an extended absence is forward Sean Kuraly, who is expected to miss approximately four weeks after undergoing surgery for a hand fracture. Kuraly suffered the injury while blocking a shot Thursday against the New Jersey Devils.

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