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Anders Bjork starts skating, could play this weekend

Ty Anderson
November 29, 2017 - 3:44 pm

On the shelf with an undisclosed injury since he was leveled on a huge open ice hit from Toronto’s Matt Martin in a Nov. 11 loss to the Maple Leafs, Bruins rookie forward Anders Bjork took his first strides towards a comeback on Wednesday morning.

Joining several of his Bruins teammates on the ice for an optional morning skate at Warrior Ice Arena in preparation for tonight’s meeting with the Lightning, Bjork sported a red non-contact jersey, and is considered a possibility for Saturday’s game in Philly.

“Could be,” Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy said when asked if the B’s will have enough practices to get Bjork geared up and ready for a return by then. “I’m not gonna say for sure, but he’s progressing well. He’s a possibility for Saturday.”

The Bruins are currently scheduled for practices on both Thursday and Friday, meaning that he would have to be both cleared for contact and get his legs back in time for that Saturday matinee. 

“We’ll see how my conditioning is and stuff like that,” said Bjork. “I think I want to be ready to go and 100 percent skill-wise and condition-wise when I play in a game.”

Bjork has three goals and nine points in 16 games this season.

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