• Bruins Eyeing Kelly For Fourth-Line Center Role

    News: Chris Kelly is expected to slot in as the Bruins' fourth-line center to open training camp, Joe Haggerty of CSN New England reports.
    Analysis: Following an offseason rife with roster overhaul, the Bruins figure to audition several players next to Chris Kelly, one of the few holdovers from last season's squad. Kelly, who skated primarily on the wing in 2014-15, should offer the requisite leadership and penalty-kill skills demanded of a pivot on the energy line, but it won't translate to much offensive output. It seems highly unlikely the 34-year-old returns to the 20-goal, 39-point production he delivered in 2011-12.
  • Bruins' Kelly Records Assist On Tuesday

    News: Chris Kelly recorded an assist in 11:37 worth of ice time in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Stars.
    Analysis: Chris Kelly, who has points in three of his last five games, checks in with 24 points and 32 PIM in 52 games to date overall, numbers that give him modest fantasy utility. In real terms, however, the 34-year-old's experience, leadership and versatility remain valuable to the Bruins.
  • Bruins' Kelly Racks Up 17 PIM In Win

    News: Chris Kelly racked up 17 PIM in Thursday's win over the Rangers.
    Analysis: Chris Kelly more than doubled his previous output in the category for the season, as he managed just 13 PIM over his prior 42 games. The winger has been a capable bottom-six forward for the Bruins with five goals and 19 points on the campaign, but those numbers likely aren't deserving of attention in most fantasy leagues.
  • Red-Hot Kelly Adds Two More Helpers For Bruins

    News: Chris Kelly assisted twice in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Predators.
    Analysis: Held in high regard by the Bruins for his strength on the penalty kill, Chris Kelly has inexplicably caught fire on the offensive end over the last several games. Currently skating on the third line with Loui Eriksson and Carl Soderberg, Kelly has recorded a point in five consecutive games. The 34-year-old's track record suggests that production won't last long, however, as he's never topped 40 points in his previous nine seasons.
  • Bruins' Kelly Scores In Win

    News: Chris Kelly scored on his only shot in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Sabres.
    Analysis: Chris Kelly now has a point in four straight as he chipped in his first goal since October. He's got 12 points on the season, but just eight in 28 games before his current streak. The 34-year-old logs valuable minutes for the Bruins, but should only be considered in deeper fantasy leagues at this point.
  • Kelly Rejoins Bruins' Lineup

    News: Chris Kelly (upper body) saw 13:38 worth of ice time in Friday's win over the Jets.
    Analysis: Chris Kelly, who returned to the Bruins' forward mix Friday after missing two games, brings reliability and leadership to the table, but with two goals and eight points in 22 games to date, he's only an option in deeper fantasy formats.
  • Bruins' Kelly Will Play On Friday

    News: Chris Kelly (upper body) was on the ice for pregame warmups and will suit up against the Jets on Friday night.
    Analysis: Chris Kelly, who has two goals and eight points in 21 games this season, will center Reilly Smith and Seth Griffith on the Bruins' third line.
  • Bruins' Kelly Expected To Play

    News: Chris Kelly (upper body) is expected to be in the Bruins' lineup for Friday's game vs. Winnipeg.
    Analysis: After missing the Bruins' previous two games, the veteran forward should suit up for Boston's Friday night match-up against the Jets. Chris Kelly will likely resume his role centering Reilly Smith and Seth Griffith on the Bruins' third line.
  • Bruins' Kelly Could Return

    News: Chris Kelly (upper body), who practiced again Thursday, has a chance to rejoin the Bruins' lineup Friday against the Jets, the team's official site report.
    Analysis: Per coach Claude Julien, if the Bruins trainers give the veteran forward the green light, there is "a good chance" that Chris Kelly -- who has two goals and eight points in 21 games to date -- will return to the Boston lineup Friday night.
  • Bruins' Kelly Progressing

    News: Chris Kelly (unspecified injury) was on the ice Thursday for the second straight day.
    Analysis: The veteran forward is thus a candidate to return to action Friday against the Jets, though on Wednesday coach Claude Julien noted that the Bruins will "take it day-by-day" with Chris Kelly, the team's official site reports.