The Boston Bruins practiced today without defenseman Andrew Ference and center Rich Peverley. Peverley will not practice the rest of the week, but may still play against the Florida Panthers on Friday. Bruins coach Claude Julien discussed the status of both players.
"Ference is battling the famous flu bug," Julien said. "Peverley is maintenance. Again, same thing. We're having a good look here at our schedule and what it may do for him. We're going to keep him off here for the next couple of days, and tomorrow is certainly another one of those days. We'll decide whether he's in on Friday, and if not, that will give him at least a good week. We're going to be making a decision on him regarding his situation." (via WEEI.com)
Peverley missed games on Nov. 7 and Nov. 10 with an injury. He has six goals and is tied for the team lead with 19 assists this season.