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Bruins notes: Patrice Bergeron back skating; Torey Krug, Noel Acciari return to practice

Erin Walsh
September 21, 2018 - 12:39 pm

Bruins center Patrice Bergeron, who underwent groin surgery in June, is back on the ice skating at Warrior Ice Arena.

Bergeron was supposed to be fully recovered in early August, but that was not the case. The Bruins No. 1 centerman is now focusing on being fully healthy for the start of the regular season. Bergeron skating Friday is a good sign that he’s making strides at improving his health.

In other news, Bruins defenseman Torey Krug, and forward Noel Acciari both took part in a full practice for the first time on Thursday. Krug suffered a fractured ankle during last year's Eastern Conference semifinals and did not need surgery. Acciari underwent hernia surgery at the end of the 2017-18 season after dealing with a hernia injury for most of the season.

“I'm definitely moving a lot better than I was last year,” Acciari told reporters. “I feel awesome, just can't wait for the season to start.”

Acciari said he expects to be ready for the start of the regular season and he hopes to jump into a preseason game.

"It's night and day of how I felt last year and how I feel now," Acciari said. "I'm excited for the season right now, getting back with these guys and jumping back into that practice for a little bit. Felt really good."

Anders Bjork also attended practice, but only for a few drills. According to assistant coach Joe Sacco, Bjork is not ready for contact, but is making strides to get better. The Bruins lost Bjork during February of last season after undergoing shoulder surgery.

Krug and Acciari are expected to be ready for the start of the regular season while Bergeron’s status remains questionable.