Shawn Thornton, who met with the media for the first time since suffering a concussion in a fight Jan. 30, said he is now cleared for contact and practice.
Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid's left eye is swollen shut and he will not travel with the team to New York for their games against the Islanders on Saturday and the Rangers on Sunday.
The Bruins will let Tomas Kaberle and Michael Ryder hit the open market but haven't given up on signing the pair.
The Bruins are glad they made it to the Stanley Cup finals but know that there is still more work to be done.
Bruins D Andrew Ference faces a disciplinary hearing with the NHL via telephone at 11 a.m. ET Thursday after a hit to the head of Montreal's Jeff Halpern, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday night.
The Bruins are still shopping Marc Savard, but a probe into his contract is bogging down their efforts, a source said.
Boston Bruins accept Blake Wheeler's $2.2 million arbitration award.