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Bruins Bubble Notebook: David Pastrnak practices with team in Toronto, Chara held off ice while awaiting test results

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Breathe easy, Bruins fans.

Despite only skating in one of Boston’s 13 skates during Phase 3 workouts at Warrior Ice Arena, David Pastrnak was cleared to fly up to Toronto on the team charter and is expected to practice Monday afternoon with the rest of the club. 

“He looks great. Probably needs a haircut,” Bruce Cassidy said of his initial impressions of Pastrnak, who was last spotted at the B’s team facility in Brighton back on July 15. 

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While both Pastrnak and Nick Ritchie (absent the final three Phase 3 workouts) traveled with the rest of their teammates on Sunday, Cassidy added that winger Ondrej Kase was not on the charter, but “will meet us later” up in the bubble.

While the Bruins will return to the ice for practice Monday up in Toronto, Cassidy expects it to be a rather light session, with the club opting to hold off on scrimmages and allowing the players to get their feet back under them up in their new surroundings.

Still, Pastrnak is expected to be a full participant for