Chris Kelly C BOS 21 Hrs

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 2 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 3 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 3 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 4 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.

Chris Kelly C BOS 5 Days

Kelly (undisclosed) will not play Saturday against the Canadiens, Renaud Lavoie of Journal de Montreal reports.

There's no word on what's wrong with Kelly, but considering he was filling in for David Krejci (undisclosed) as the team's top line center, the Bruins figure to be shallow down the middle for the foreseeable future.

Chris Kelly C BOS 1 Month

Kelly tallied his second goal of the season in Thursday's loss to the Islanders.

Kelly wasn't expected to offer much on the offensive end coming into the season for the Bruins, but he's been a driving force for their offense in the early going. The goal boosted his point streak to five games, and his seven points and plus-4 rating are tied for the team lead.

Chris Kelly C BOS 1 Month

Kelly's point streak stands at three games and four assists after he picked up a helper in Saturday's win over the Sabres.

He seems to clicking with Carl Soderberg and Loui Eriksson right now, and that line is providing the Bruins with some much-needed secondary offence while the team works to get into a groove this season.

Chris Kelly C BOS 1 Month

Kelly contributed a pair of assists and went plus-2 in Thursday's loss to Montreal.

Fine work by Kelly, who's notched four points in six games so far -- a dramatically higher rate than what we've come to expect from him. Don't be surprised if he ends up falling into a lengthy slump.

Chris Kelly C BOS 3 Months

Kelly (back) is satisfied with how he's recovered from offseason back surgery and expects to be available for training camp.

Kelly has been skating since July and has received clearance to endure contact, suggesting he'll enter the 2014-15 campaign at full health. The 33-year-old is expected to slot in on the Bruins' third line once again, providing most of his utility on the penalty kill rather than as a centerpiece of the offense.