When last we saw the Bruins, they pinned a 2-0 loss on the Flyers in Philadelphia on March 10, with Tuukka Rask closing off 36 shots for career shutout No. 50.

Now, 116 days later (as of Sunday), the team time forgot is expected to be back together Friday for the first time in the pandemic era. Upward of 35 players, including at least four goalies, should be in attendance when coach Bruce Cassidy calls camp to order at the club’s Warrior/Brighton arena.

For all the puck-craved souls out there, never has the prospect of reading about line rushes and PK drills felt so good.

Health-wise, other than the continued absence of injured defenseman Kevan Miller, Cassidy will be working with a well-rested and healthy lineup (pending COVID-19 results). Second-pairing defensemen Torey Krug and Brandon Carlo were sidelined by injury for that last game in Philly that was placed into a time capsule, but both reported in subsequent Zoom sessions with the media in recent weeks that they expect to be full go for training camp.

Cassidy noted Monday that he’ll be inclined to keep the game plan simple, working off the template that had his Black and Gold No. 1 in the overall standings when the league went into sleep mode.

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