WILMINGTON — Johnny Boychuk  was expected to be the lone Bruin missing from the team’s Monday practice, so when Daniel Paille  was sporting a white first-line jersey in place of an absent David Krejci , the team’s top center suddenly became the topic du jour at Ristuccia Arena.
The reason for Krejci’s absence? The removal of his wisdom teeth. Claude Julien  called it a regular maintenance day for the center, so there’s no reason not to expect he’ll be back to skating with the team in short order and will be good to play when the B’s take on the Maple Leafs on Thursday night.
In six games this season, Krejci has a goal and six assists, good for seven points, a total that is second only to linemate Nathan Horton .