LOS ANGELES ‘ Bruins leading goal scorer Marco Sturm  will not play in this afternoon’s contest against the Kings. ‘He’s got a leg injury so he won’t be able to play,’ Bruins coach Claude Julien  said. ‘It’s a little bit of creeping up to the point that he’s not able to go today.’ The leg injury is considered day-to-day.
The B’s are looking to have defenseman Mark Stuart  and center David Krejci  back for the contest. ‘[Stuart] is going to do the warm up, if everything goes well he should be in the lineup,’ Julien said. ‘Krejci will also be in the warm up and if everything goes well there, he should be able to play.’
Tim Thomas  will start in goal as Boston looks to close out a three-game road trip, building on a 2-1 victory in San Jose Thursday.