After Wednesday's practice, injured Boston Bruins center David Krejci
said he felt better.
"We'll see how it goes tomorrow," said Krejci, who skated with his team for a second straight day and added it was good to get back out on the ice and "get a feel for the game again."
Krejci has missed three games after suffering a core injury during a practice on October 11, just prior to Boston's first game versus the Carolina Hurricanes.
"Today, I was pretty happy about how it went and hopefully I'll wake up tomorrow and I'm going to feel good again," he said. "We'll see what happens."
Unfortunately, this is not the start to the season that the forward wanted.
"I was so excited about this season, you know?" said Krejci. "And it happened before the fourth game, so it's been frustrating, but I don't think I'm going to miss too much.
"I'll be back soon, I believe."
As a team, the Bruins are trying to move on from a sub par 2-4 start, and have gone 1-2 in Krejci's absence. But win or lose, Krejci said it's been tough to be in the press box while his teammates are playing.
"It is hard," admitted Krejci. "Not only if things aren't going the way we want, but even if [the team's] winning, and you're just sitting up there -- it [stinks]. You don't want to be in that position.
"So, I'm trying to do everything I can to get back on the ice as fast as I can," he said.
But the center is trying to be patient, as well.
"I would love to be back in the game tomorrow," said Krejci. "But on the other hand you have to be smart about it, too.
"I have to be back on the ice when I feel 100-percent.
"You have to be smart about it, but like I said, I feel pretty good," he said.