Bruins center David Krejci returned to practice Wednesday and coach Bruce Cassidy said he could be considered for the game against the St. Louis Blues Saturday.
Krejci was placed on the injured reserve list Tuesday with an upper-body injury, but worked out pre-practice with Kevan Miller and John Moore and is expected to join the full group Friday (the Bruins have the day off Thursday).
“He’s back skating, which is obviously step one,” Cassidy said. “Friday, we’ll see where he’s at. I don’t have much else, but he is back in the mix.
“He’d certainly have to go through a contact practice. He may skate tomorrow; that’s up to the medical team. On Friday, [if] he gets through practice, we’d have to make a decision, yes.
“Typically, he wouldn’t come right back in. He’s been out a little bit with a couple lingering injures, so probably err on the side of caution. That way, make sure he’s closer to 100 percent and not forcing him in at 80 or something like that.”
Joakim Nordstrom (upper-body injury) practiced at full speed in skill drills. Center Anders Bjork was sent back to Providence, but could return for Saturday’s game.
“[Bjork] played well and deserves the right to come back,” Cassidy said. “I think he did enough to get another look. I can’t guarantee Saturday.”