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Steven Kampfer likely to make season debut, David Krejci a game-time decision
Posted By DJ Bean On October 20, 2011 @ 12:11 pm In General | No Comments
David Krejci  will be a game-time decision against the Maple Leafs  Thursday night, with defenseman Steven Kampfer “likely” to play and Adam McQuaid out, Bruins coach Claude Julien  said after the team’s morning skate.
Krejci has been out since injuring his core in last Tuesday’s practice but has returned to skating and practicing with the team this week. If he is to play, he will likely skate on a line with Rich Peverley  and either Jordan Caron or Benoit Pouliot. Julien also indicated that lines could be changed if Krejci does not play, but Peverley has centered the third line with Caron and Pouliot at points in practice over the last two days.
Kampfer suffered a left knee sprain in the team’s Sept. 29 preseason game agaisnt the Senators. With the Bruins sending Matt Bartkowski to Providence and McQuaid still out with a neck injury (he did not participate in morning skate), the indication is that Kampfer will play.
“Medically I’m cleared for contact and everything like that,” Kampfer said after the morning skate. “‘¦ Obvioiusly it’s [Julien's] call what the deal is for today, but I’m going to prepare as if I’m going to play.”
Should something go wrong with Kampfer during the day, Julien said the Bruins would call someone up from Providence.
Tim Thomas  was the first goaltender off the ice, meaning he is expected to get the start against Toronto.
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