Some thought his season might be over after David Krejci absorbed a Johnny Boychuk rocket off the knee, so it was a welcomed sight to view the play-making center on the ice, taking part in Thursday morning skate at Scotiabank Place.

Krejci took a few lines rushes in between Milan Lucic and Nathan Horton – as did 21-year-old rookie Ryan Spooner – absorbed a little body contact from some of his Bruins teammates and took a few face-offs against Spooner at the end of practice for old time’s sake.

Though it was Krejci’s first time on the ice since taking the slap-shot off the knee, Julien said the No. 1 center will be back in the lineup if the right knee feels good enough to play.

“He’s a game time decision,” said Bruins coach Claude Julien. “He skated this morning and we’ll see how he feels after warm-up. If he feels good then he’s going to go.”