Krejci returns; Peverley scratched

Bruins center David Krejci is back in the lineup Thursday night vs. the Senators.

Krejci had been termed a game-time decision after rejoining linemates Milan Lucic and Nathan Horton at Thursday morning's skate. The Bruins announced Krejci's return via Twitter shortly before the puck dropped in Ottawa.

Krejci missed Tuesday's loss to Winnipeg after a puck struck his right knee in the third period of Boston's 2-1 loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Also, in a surprising move by head coach Claude Julien, Rich Peverley was a healthy scratch. That gave Ottawa native and rookie Ryan Spooner a chance to play his first NHL game in his hometown.