In his first game following an 11-game absence, Krejci (back) logged 18:02 worth of ice time, including 4:18 on the power play, in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Kings
The veteran pivot, who worked with Jake DeBrusk and Peter Cehlarik for the bulk of the contest, did not record a shot in the game, but his return to the mix at least enabled the banged-up Bruins to roll out their 1-2 center punch of Krejci and Patrice Bergeron. With regular top-six/power-play duty on tap, Krejci will continue to merit fantasy lineup consideration, as long as he can stay healthy. In seven games this season, he's recorded one goal and six points.
Krejci (back) is in the lineup for Thursday's tilt in Los Angeles, Joe McDonald of BostonSportsJournal.com reports.
Krejci will play in his first contest since a two-point performance on Oct. 19. The 31-year-old forward picked up six points in as many games before sustaining the injury. Coming off a season with 23 goals and 54 points, Krejci should be a safe play in most fantasy formats moving forward.
Krejci (back) is a game-time decision for Thursday night's game against the Kings.
Krejci -- who is no longer listed on IR -- missed Wednesday's loss to the Ducks, but coach Bruce Cassidy suggested that the veteran pivot was considered probable for Thursday's contest. If Krejci is able to play against the Kings, look for him to center Danton Heinen and Jordan Szwarz, as well as see power play duty.
Krejci (back) won't play Wednesday night against the Ducks.
On the plus side, coach Bruce Cassidy noted that while Krejci is out Wednesday, he considers the veteran pivot probable for Thursday's contest against the Kings. Given that Krejci hasn't played since Oct. 19, it would have been less than optimal to roll him out on back-to-back days, but his looming return is a bit of good news for the B's, whose forward ranks are currently taxed due to a rash of injuries. In the six games he has suited up for this season, Krejci has logged one goal and five helpers.
Krejci (back) participated in Tuesday's practice in Anaheim without a non-contact jersey, Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald reports.
Another day, another step in the right direction for Krejci. The Czech pivot's ability to take contact makes his potential return to the lineup for Wednesday night's contest against the Ducks all the more likely, but an official judgement on his status probably won't come until the day of the game, if not hours or minutes beforehand.