David Krejci C BOS 5 Days

Krejci (knee) remains day-to-day as Thursday's game against the Ducks approaches.

On a promising note, Krejci -- who worked as a winger, along with Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron -- took part in battle drills during Tuesday's practice.

David Krejci C BOS 7 Days

Krejci (knee) won't play Sunday against the Lightning.

Krejci has been inching toward a return, but his next chance to suit up in a game for the B's won't arrive until Thursday's home contest against the Ducks.

David Krejci C BOS 8 Days

Krejci (knee) wasn't on the ice for pregame warmups against the Panthers on Saturday and is not expected to play as a result.

Krejci was able to take the ice for Saturday's morning skate but was still considered doubtful leading up to game-time. He should be considered day-to-day moving forward as his next opportunity to get back on the ice will be against the Lightning on Sunday.

David Krejci C BOS 8 Days

Krejci (knee) was on the ice for Saturday's morning session, but remains uncertain to play later in the evening against the Panthers, Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe reports.

Though coach Claude Julien didn't issue word on Krejci's status as game time approaches, it appears likely that the forward will sit out another game. Krejci remains listed on injured reserve and was on the ice at morning skate about 20 minutes longer than the rest of the team's regulars, suggesting he'll need some additional time to recover from the left knee injury. Expect official word on Krejci's availability to be revealed during warmups.

David Krejci C BOS 8 Days

Krejci (knee) skated again at Friday's practice, but remains uncertain to play Saturday against the Panthers, Joe Haggerty of CSN New England reports.

With coach Claude Julien emphasizing that he intends to keep Ryan Spooner in the lineup when Krejci returns, the Bruins mixed up their line arrangements at Friday's practice. Rather than displacing Spooner as the second-line center, Krejci instead moved up to the first trio, skating on the right wing alongside Patrice Bergeron. It's unclear if Friday's 20-plus minute session was enough for Krejci to prove he's fully recovered from the knee concern, so his availability for Saturday's game will likely be shrouded in mystery until pregame warmups.

David Krejci C BOS 10 Days

Krejci (knee) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Sens, Joe Haggerty of CSN New England reports.

That said, the report confirms that the center could still return as soon as this weekend, with the B's in action Saturday against the Panthers and Sunday against the Lightning.

David Krejci C BOS 11 Days

Krejci (knee), who practiced Wednesday, will travel with the Bruins on the team's upcoming three-game road trip, the Bruins' official site reports.

Krejci's return is thus on the horizon, with a return as soon as this weekend (Saturday against the Panthers or Sunday against the Lightning) plausible. "He's coming on the trip. I can't tell you any more than that because really, nobody's told me when he's coming [back]," coach Claude Julien said Wednesday of the center, who has missed 12 games with a partial MCL tear in his left knee.

David Krejci C BOS 11 Days

Krejci (knee) took part in Wednesday's practice, Joe Haggerty of CSN New England reports.

Krejci, who skated on a line with Ryan Spooner and Milan Lucic at Wednesday's practice, thus appears to be closing in on a return to action, though it's unclear if suiting up Thursday against the Sens is a possibility for the B's playmaking center, who last played on Feb. 20.

David Krejci C BOS 12 Days

Krejci (knee) could begin to absorb contact in the coming days.

While there is still no specific timetable for Krejci's return to action, the report notes that the center is progressing well, to the point where a return as soon as this weekend is not out of the question. For his part, Krejci noted Tuesday, "I don't really have a timeline, I just take it day by day and whenever it feels 100 percent, I'll be back."

David Krejci C BOS 18 Days

Krejci (knee) was spotted skating prior to Wednesday's practice, Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe reports.

Krejci is at about the three-week mark of his 4-to-6-week recovery timetable from the partially torn MCL. It doesn't appear as though he's in line to meet the short end of that timetable, but the Bruins are probably content to take it slow with the center's recovery, especially after inking him to a six-year, $43.5 million contract extension in September. The center's absence hasn't sunk the Bruins yet, as they've received exceptional play from youngster Ryan Spooner, who has thrived on the team's second line since being called up in late February. He's produced a point in six straight games, highlighted by a two-goal effort in Tuesday's crucial win over the Senators.