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Carl Soderberg out for opener, David Krejci a game-time decision

10.02.13 at 1:41 pm ET
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Carl Soderberg

Carl Soderberg

Carl Soderberg will miss Thursday’s regular-season opener due to a left ankle injury suffered last Friday in the Bruins’ preseason finale. He is currently on injured reserve (retroactive to this past Saturday), so he could be eligible to play in this Saturday’s game against the Red Wings if he is healthy enough.

Soderberg did not practice Wednesday, and though he said he has “no idea” when he’ll be able to return to the ice, he’s optimistic that it won’t be too long.

“The foot feels much better, so we’ll see,” he said. “It could take a couple days, but we have no idea.”

With Soderberg not available, Jordan Caron will skate on the third line with Chris Kelly and Reilly Smith.

David Krejci, who had previously been off the ice due to back spasms, returned to practice Wednesday and is a game-time decision for the season-opener.

“I felt better,” Krejci said. “Hopefully I’ll wake up tomorrow and feel even better. It’s going to be a game-time decision. Obviously I want to play, but if I can’t, then I can’t.”

If Krejci is unable to go, look for the B’s to recall Ryan Spooner, who was one of the team’s best players in camp but was sent to Providence because of the Bruins’ logjam at center.

The Bruins also made a roster move Wednesday, placing defenseman Kevan Miller on waivers with the intention of assigning him to Providence.

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