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Back at the Ice Box

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  August 31, 2009 10:40 AM

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WILMINGTON -- Good morning from a frosty Ristuccia Arena, where the Zamboni is making the rounds before some of the lads hit the ice for the first informal skate of 2009-10.

Some of the players already present include Tim Thomas, Tuukka Rask, Zdeno Chara, Marco Sturm, David Krejci, Shawn Thornton, and Kevin Regan. Rask and Krejci were the first players to hit the ice. Krejci, who underwent hip surgery in June, is skating smoothly and taking shots on Rask.

The skates will take place every day this week starting at 11:30 a.m. As always, these sessions are free and open to the public.

* Dennis Wideman and Byron Bitz are en route to Massachusetts today. They will join Krejci and Shawn Thornton at the Deutsche Bank Championship pro-am tomorrow.

* Only Sturm, Rask, and Regan are expected to skate tomorrow.

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