The Boston Bruins have a huge matchup tonight as they host the Atlantic Division leading Tampa Bay Lightning. 

While they're doing just fine without him, the Bruins are hoping that forward David Pastrnak is back sooner than later. 

Well the Bruins at least the first step in some good news on Thursday. 

While it doesn't mean a whole lot, it's at least a first step as Pastrnak hit the ice for some skating on Thursday before his teammates. 

He's still likely at least a couple of weeks away but he's at least trending up.