Joffrey Lupul (forearm) participated in Wednesday's optional practice.
"It's my third day of skating so we'll see how it goes . . . it's truly day to day," said Lupul referring to his recovery from a fractured forearm. "It's the type of injury that if you rush it back, you stand the chance to get right back to square one, so we'll be careful not to let that happen." The cast on his forearm has been removed and he's been put through rigorous drills with skating coach Barbara Underhill. He did some stickhandling as well, but didn't take any shots. There's no timetable for his return, but he was originally slated to be back in mid-late March.