Krejci out, Spooner in tonight vs. Jets

Boston Bruins center David Krejci, who left Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins after taking a slap shot in the knee, won’t play Tuesday against the Winnipeg Jets, coach Claude Julien told reporters.

Julien said Monday that Krejci didn’t suffer any broken bones and the hope was he’d be back in the lineup soon.

Ryan Spooner, who was recalled from the Providence Bruins on an emergency basis, will take Krejci’s spot on the top line between Milan Lucic and Nathan Horton, according to Julien.

“I think it’s a great opportunity for Spoons to take,” Julien told the Boston Globe. “We’ll see where he goes with that. If it doesn’t work out, we can always make some changes. We’ve seen him play enough that we know he can probably be a good fit there.”

Spooner made his NHL debut earlier this season, getting 5:29 of ice time in a February game at Montreal. It was his only NHL action of the season. The 21-year-old centerman leads Providence in scoring with 45 points (12 goals, 33 assists) in 50 games.