Bruins to resume practice as three clear protocol

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The Boston Bruins are resuming practice for the first time since having two games postponed after five players were placed in the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol.

The team announced it will practice Wednesday night, a day before the Bruins are still scheduled to host the New York Islanders. The development comes after David Krejci, David Pastrnak and Craig Smith were cleared after spending five days in the protocol.

Jake DeBrusk and Sean Kuraly remained on the list for a seventh consecutive day.

Minnesota forward Zach Parise entered the protocol, becoming the Wild’s 16th player this season to be listed, and first since Feb. 20.

Parise’s addition increases the total to 162 players who have spent at least one day in the protocol since the season began on Jan. 13.

Twelve players were listed, with Winnipeg still awaiting testing results. The total is down from 15 on Tuesday, which was the most since 18 players were in the protocol on Feb. 17.

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