Bruins’ Krejci primed for return following promising practice

David Krejci could return to the Bruins' lineup as soon as Thursday night.

Boston Bruins forward David Krejci looks like he is nearing an imminent return to the lineup based on his full participation in practice on Wednesday. Krejci took contact in that practice and joined a four-forward rotation on the second line with Ryan Spooner, Loui Eriksson and Matt Beleskey, according to a WEEI report

Krejci also practiced with the Bruins’ top power play unit, another sign that he is very close to returning. But the 29-year-old told the media after practice that he is waiting until he is 100 percent to return and will not come back if he is anything less than fully healed. 

Krejci has been out since Dec. 27 and missed 10 games, including the Winter Classic. He could return for Thursday night’s game against the Canucks but is still a game-time decision. 

If he does not return Thursday, the Bruins play again Saturday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets. 

Arielle Aronson writes about the NHL for FOX Sports. You can follow her on Twitter @aharonson28.