Krejci, Savard given day off

BOSTON -- Bruins coach Claude Julien decided to give both David Krejci (concussion) and Marc Savard (concussion) the day off to rest.

Both are expected to be back on the ice Friday morning.

Krejci is listed as day-to-day, and, according to Julien, the highly skilled forward has suffered no setbacks.

“You’ve got to wait until he’s 100 percent,” said the coach. “Concussions are serious injuries that you have to respect the healing time."

Krejci suffered a moderate concussion on Nov. 6 against the St. Louis Blues and has missed five games. He could return sooner rather than later.

In other injury news, forward Marco Sturm (knee) continues to progress. He skated again this morning and looked strong during drills.

“It’s a matter of, a lot like a concussion, he’s got to be 100 percent because he’s been out that long,” Julien said. “When you’ve been out six months, you don’t come back until you’re 100 percent and we don’t know when that’s going to happen.”