Chris Kelly C BOS 20 Days

Kelly (upper body) saw 13:38 worth of ice time in Friday's win over the Jets.

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.

Chris Kelly C BOS 21 Days

Kelly (upper body) was on the ice for pregame warm ups and will suit up against the Jets on Friday night.

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.

Chris Kelly C BOS 21 Days

Kelly (upper body) is expected to be in the Bruins' lineup for Friday's game vs. Winnipeg.

After missing the Bruins' previous two games, the veteran forward should suit up for Boston's Friday night match-up against the Jets. Kelly will likely resume his role centering Reilly Smith and Seth Griffith on the Bruins' third line.

Chris Kelly C BOS 21 Days

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.

Per coach Claude Julien, if the Bruins trainers give the veteran forward the green light, there is "a good chance" that Kelly -- who has two goals and eight points in 21 games to date -- will return to the Boston lineup Friday night.

Chris Kelly C BOS 22 Days

Kelly (unspecified injury) was on the ice Thursday for the second straight day.

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 Kelly, the team's official site reports.

Chris Kelly C BOS 23 Days

Kelly (undisclosed) was back at practice Wednesday.

Kelly, who had missed the Bruins' previous two games with an injury, looked to be a full participant in the session and was centering the team's third line. He figures to be on tap for a return to the lineup Friday versus the Jets, as was intimated when the Bruins sent Alexander Khokhlachev back to the minors a day earlier.

Chris Kelly C BOS 24 Days

It's unclear when Kelly, who missed his second straight game Monday with an undisclosed injury, will return to action, according to the Boston Herald.

"I don't think there's a specific timetable," coach Claude Julien noted with regard to the veteran forward's status. "It's not 3-4 weeks, 4-6 weeks, that much I can tell you. That's why we can only say day-to-day, I guess, at this point." With that in mind, it doesn't look like Kelly will play Friday against the Jets, at a minimum. We'll let you know if that assessment changes.

Chris Kelly C BOS 25 Days

Kelly (undisclosed) will not play Monday against the Penguins, Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe reports.

Kelly also missed the morning skate so Monday night's absence was expected. His next opportunity to get on the ice will be against the Jets on Friday, although coach Claude Julien says that he doesn't know when Kelly will be able to make a comeback.

Chris Kelly C BOS 25 Days

Kelly (undisclosed) did not participate in Monday's morning skate, Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe reports.

There's still no word on the nature of Kelly's injury, but it sounds like he'll be sidelined for Monday's game against the Penguins. The center had two goals and six assists in 21 games before getting hurt.

Chris Kelly C BOS 26 Days

Bruins coach Claude Julien said after Saturday's loss to Montreal that he is not sure how long Kelly (undisclosed) will be out of the lineup, CSNNE.com reports.

Julien's post-game comments didn't seem particularly encouraging for Kelly. "I don't know, I really don't know," Julien said. "I could say day-to-day, but we don't know, we don't know right now." With Brad Marchand on injured reserve and David Krejci battling a lingering lower-body injury, the Bruins could use Kelly as soon as possible, but it seems that he could be out a while.