WILMINGTON -- Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk skated prior to Wednesday's practice at Ristuccia Arena, marking the first time he has taken the ice since suffering a concussion Saturday night against the Senators. 

Coach Claude Julien said after the practice that he had yet to hear any feedback on how well Boychuk handled his return to the ice, but that the team will soon know how he is feeling.

The good news about this leap year is that Bruins don’t have to play on Feb. 29. 

Bruins defenseman Joe Corvo said after Tuesday's loss to the Senators that he wanted to fight Ottawa forward Kyle Turris, but that Senators forward Colin Greening told him on his first shift that it wouldn't happen. 

"His teammate said he wasn't going fight me, so that's it," Corvo said. "I wasn't going to be the idiot chasing him around."

Corvo had said Monday morning that he'd be "looking for [Turris] right off the bat" after Turris hit him in the head during Saturday's meeting between the teams. 

The Bruins were shut out for the fifth time in February, suffering a 1-0 loss to the Senators at TD Garden Tuesday. 

The loss wrapped up a forgettable February in which the B's went 5-8-1. The Bruins were not able to beat Senators goaltender Robin Lehner, who picked up his first NHL shutout. 

Defenseman Erik Karlsson scored the only goal of the game, beating Tim Thomas on the power play in the first period. Thomas made 37 saves in the losing effort. 

Bruins forward Mike Mottau called Monday's trade to the B's "a dream come true."

The Avon, Mass., native was part of the four-player trade that also landed former Islanders teammate Brian Rolston in Boston, and it returned Mottau to the where he grew up and played his college hockey at Boston College.

 Bruins coach Claude Julien said after Tuesday's morning skate that he expects additions Brian Rolston and Mike Mottau to be in the lineup when the B's take on the Senators Tuesday night. Greg Zanon just arrived in Boston and did not take part in the morning skate and will not play Tuesday. 

Julien added that forward Shawn Thornton, who has been sick recently, is expected to be in the lineup. Thornton was present for Tuesday's morning skate. 

When it comes to the trade deadline, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli isn't been afraid of looking to the past. Just over a year ago, the former Senators GM swung a deal with Ottawa to bring Chris Kelly, a center from Chiarelli and Zdeno Chara's days, to Boston. 

 Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said Monday at TD Garden that defenseman Johnny Boychuk has a mild concussion after taking a hard hit from Senators forward Chris Neil Saturday. 

The Bruins added two defenseman at Monday's trade deadline in Greg Zanon and Mike Mottau, and when Boychuk is healthy, the B's will have eight blueliners. 

As for Nathan Horton, who is still out with a concussion, Chiarelli said that he expects the forward back before the end of the regular season, but that he isn't certain.

The Bruins added three players on the day of the NHL trade deadline, swinging a deal with the Islanders for former Bruin Brian Rolston and defenseman Mike Mottau, as well as acquiring defenseman Greg Zanon from Minnesota. 

The Bruins sent AHL defenseman Marc Cantin and forward Yannick Riendeau to the Islanders in exchange for Rolston and Mottau. Defenseman Steve Kampfer was traded to the Wild for Zanon. 

The Bruins produced their biggest scoring night in more than a month, as Patrice Bergeron found the back of the net twice in a 5-3 victory over the Senators in Ottawa. Bergeron also assisted on a Brad Marchand goal, on a night when the Bruins also received scoring strikes from both David Krejci and a second-period goal from Carter Camper, whose second period goal was the first of his three-game NHL career.