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BOSTON (CBS) – Boston Bruins center David Krejci will be a game-time decision Thursday night when the B’s host the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Krejci has missed the last three games after suffering a “core” injury in practice last Tuesday. He returned to practice this week, and spent time over the last two days skating on the Bruins third line, alongside Rich Peverley and either Jordan Caron and Benoit Pouliot.
One of the top playmakers on the Bruins, Krejci has just one goal and no assists in three games played this season.
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In hopes of shaking up an anemic offense, the B’s looked primed for a line change in practice.
For the second straight day, Chris Kelly skated on the B’s front line Thursday morning alongside Milan Lucic and Tyler Seguin. Nathan Horton once again took his spot on the second line with Brad Marchand, centered by Patrice Bergeron.
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Horton has a goal and an assist in six game this season, including the game-tying goal in Saturday night’s shootout win over in Chicago.
If Krejci cannot go, Peverley could center the third line with Caron and Pouliot.
Defenseman Steven Kampfer will make his season debut Thursday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the TD Garden. Kampfer missed the first six games of the season with a knee injury, but Julien said he has looked good and will see the ice against the Leafs.
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Defenseman Adam McQuaid, out since last week with concussion-like symptoms, has been ruled out for Thursday night’s game.
Tim Thomas was the first goalie off the ice, so he will be between the pipes for Boston as they look to win just their third game of the season.
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