Peverley travels west with Bruins

Only a handful of Bruins participated in an optional skate Tuesday at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington, Mass., but one of them was forward Rich Peverley, who coach Claude Julien said will be with the team when it travels out west for a three-game road trip.

Peverley has been out since mid-February with a knee injury.

Fellow forward Nathan Horton, who is continuing to deal with concussion symptoms, will not make the trip. Julien said there's nothing new on his condition and that he continues to work out off the ice.

Julien said he hopes the Bruins can ride the momentum that seems to be building after an 8-0 drubbing of the Maple Leafs on Monday.

"I think it's just maintaining what we've done here for the last couple games," Julien told reporters. "Our last road trip wasn't a very good one. We certainly have to get better on this one. If you look at the teams we're playing right now, the team, to me, that's playing the best is Anaheim, who's out of the playoffs. The other two [San Jose and Los Angeles] are right there knocking on the door. We're going into a territory where there's a lot of desperation. We're going to have some good challenges."