David Krejci doubtful for Tuesday

Updated: October 17, 2011, 11:37 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Injured Boston Bruins forward David Krejci skated on his own Monday morning at Ristuccia Arena prior to the team's practice, but he's doubtful to play on Tuesday against Carolina at TD Garden.

"He's coming around," coach Claude Julien said. "He's probably doubtful for tomorrow and after that I would qualify him as day to day."

Krejci suffered a midsection injury Oct. 11 during practice and has missed the last two games.

Meanwhile, defenseman Adam McQuaid was back on the practice ice after suffering a neck injury last Wednesday against the Hurricanes at Carolina.

McQuaid was diagnosed with a neck injury, but the team is treating it like a concussion and is taking the necessary steps to make sure he's OK before returning to game action. Julien said McQuiad will be a game-time decision when the Bruins host the Hurricanes on Tuesday night at the Garden. "McQuaid's been good," said Julien. "He's done every test he has to go through right now with the biking and excursion and stuff, so things are going well. His headaches are non-existent, which we felt it was more of a neck injury that was causing that and it seems to be going that way. We're treating it as a concussion because it's the safest route to take."

McQuaid showed no ill effects during Monday's practice.

"It feels good to be back out there skating again," he said afterward. "We'll see how things go the rest of the day and tomorrow. I felt pretty good today."

Defenseman Steve Kampfer (knee) has been back skating on his own since late last week while the team was on the road, but he participated in full practice Monday. "It feels like it's getting there," he said.

Kampfer sprained his left MCL during a preseason game on Sept. 29. He suffered a similar injury on his right knee toward the end of last season while playing with the Providence Bruins of the AHL.

Joe McDonald covers the Bruins for ESPNBoston.com.

Joe McDonald

Reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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