The group of Bruins holding informal practices at Agganis Arena saw a couple of new additions Tuesday, as defensemen Dennis Seidenberg and Johnny Boychuk returned to the United States after spending the lockout in Europe.
In addition to Seidenberg and Boychuk, Andrew Ference, Shawn Thornton, Brad Marchand, Milan Lucic, Gregory Campbell, Adam McQuaid and Tuukka Rask practiced on Tuesday. They were joined by a group of local NHLers that included Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle. Tyler Seguin was absent, as he is in Toronto for the day.
Seidenberg spent the lockout playing for the Mannheim Eagles with his brother, Yanick, while Boychuk played in Austria.
"I just drove by this morning and I got a real good feeling in me when I passed the Garden, just imagining going back out on the ice in front of the fans and being able to play here again," Seidenberg said after the practice. "I think everybody feels the same way and is excited to get going."
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