The Boston Bruins have a chance to get above .500 for the first time since they won their season opener, but they will have to do so without David Krejci. He was a late scratch for tonight’s game against the Ottawa Senators.
Krejci didn’t participate in Friday’s practice, but Bruins coach Claude Julien seemed pretty confident he would be available anyways, per CSN New England’s Joe Haggerty.
With Krejci out of the lineup, Chris Kelly is playing alongside Milan Lucic and Seth Griffith.
This is obviously a big blow for the Bruins. Krejci came into this game as their leader with nine points in nine contests. On top of that, Boston is missing key blueliners Torey Krug and Zdeno Chara.