Boston Bruins center David Krejci took to the ice Thursday morning for the first time since he injured his knee Sunday, and is a game-time decision for Thursday night’s matchup against the Senators in Ottawa.
“We’ll see how he feels after warmups,” coach Claude Julien told reporters. “If he feels good, then he’s going to go.”
The 26-year-old hurt took a puck off his right knee in the third period of Sunday’s 2-1 loss against the Pittsburgh Penguins and had to be helped off the ice. He sat out Monday’s practice and missed Tuesday’s loss to the Winnipeg Jets.
“The first two days felt awful,” Krejci told reporters Thursday. “Then yesterday I woke up and it was so much better. Today was better again. So, it’s a game-time decision, we’ll see.”
Krejci is tied for the team lead with seven goals and 17 assists for 24 points.
To take his place, the Bruins had recalled forward Ryan Spooner from Providence on Monday afternoon. Spooner would likely be a healthy scratch if Krejci plays Thursday.