Practice just got underway at KCI and Alexander Semin, who absorbed a hip-to-thigh hit by Florida's Steve Bernier in the second period Saturday night, is not on the ice this morning. I'll have an update on his status for the upcoming set of back-to-back games after practice concludes.
A few more quick notes:
--Boyd Gordon is skating with the rest of the team for the second straight practice and is on what would be considered the fourth line with a rotation of David Steckel, Matt Hendricks and D.J. King. Over the weekend, Coach Bruce Boudreau said he anticipated Gordon, who missed nine games with a staph infection in a toe on his right foot, to be able to return within a week.
--Matt Bradley (broken finger) skated on his own prior to the start of practice as he has for several days now.
--Lines and defensive pairings this morning are as follows: