Lucic, Stuart on ice at Sunday practice

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- The Bruins had an optional practice scheduled for Sunday but decided to go full out and shake out the cobwebs from a tough 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh Saturday afternoon. Marc Savard who took a hard hit to the head Saturday, was on the ice with his team as was defenseman Mark Stuart (broken finger) and forward Milan Lucic (undisclosed injury). Defenseman Andrew Ference, who suffered an undisclosed injury in the 7-5 win over the Flyers on Thursday and missed the game Saturday skated before practice with strength and conditioning coach Johnny Whitesides but did not practice.

Steven Kampfer, who suffered a broken nose against the Penguins, is skating with a full cage.

The Bruins host the Carolina Hurricanes tomorrow at TD Garden in another 1 p.m. matinee and then head south to play the Canes again in the tail end of the home-and-home.