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Expect Krejci, Ryder on the ice tonight

11/10/2009

BOSTON -- Bruins center David Krejci is ready to return to game action on Monday night against Pittsburgh after missing two contests with the H1N1 virus and winger Michael Ryder should be on his right side after missing Monday's practice with a stomach bug.

Both players took the morning skate Monday morning at TD Garden.

Head coach Claude Julien is hopeful that defenseman Derek Morris will be able to play. Morris was the only Bruins player missing from the skate and Julien said the blueliner was sent to the doctor just to make sure he's just being bothered by a bug and not something more serious.

Goalie matchup

Based on who was off the ice first after their teams' morning skate, Tim Thomas should be in net for Boston, while Marc-Andre Fleury should be in for the Penguins.

Line changes

With Krejci and Ryder healthy and ready to go, it looks like either Brad Marchand or Vladimir Sobotka will be the healthy scratch for Boston. ... A two-game losing streak has Pittsburgh juggling things a bit. It looks like the Pens will skate Sidney Crosby between Ruslan Fedotenko and Matt Cooke, while Jordan Staal will skate in Crosby's usual slot between Bill Guerin and Matt Cooke.