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Chris Kelly | Winger

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (34) / 11/11/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 198
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Chris Kelly notched a goal and an assist in Boston's 5-2 win over Detroit on Monday.
His five-game point streak ended last Saturday, but he got right back on track with his second multi-point effort in his past three appearances. Kelly has produced two goals and six helpers in his last seven outings. Tue, Dec 30, 2014 08:06:00 AM

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Chris Kelly had his five-game scoring streak snapped Saturday night.

Going into action Saturday night against Columbus, Kelly had registered a point in five consecutive games, a career high. He has fit in nicely on a line with Carl Soderberg and Loui Eriksson, although the unit was terrible in the 6-2 to Blue Jackets Saturday taking a combined one shot on goal.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 08:51:00 AM

Chris Kelly registered a pair of assists in Tuesday's 5-3 win over Nashville.

He earned the secondary helper on both of Loui Eriksson's goals. Kelly has fit in nicely on a line with Eriksson and Carl Soderberg this season. He will enter the Christmas break riding a five-game point streak (one goal, five assists).
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 09:48:00 AM

Chris Kelly is projected to be available for Friday's match against Winnipeg.

He has missed the past two games with an undisclosed injury. Kelly has eight points in 21 games this campaign.
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 04:45:00 PM

Chris Kelly is still out with an undisclosed injury.

He doesn't have a timetable other than being listed as day-to-day. Coach Claude Julien said he hasn't received a diagnosis from the trainers on Kelly's status, but he's not expected to play Monday.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 03:23:00 PM

In a last minute line up change, Chris Kelly has been scratched against Montreal on Saturday night with Matt Lindblad drawing in his place.

No reason has been given just yet on why Kelly has been scratched, but we'll keep you posted on the latest as it's delivered. For now, Lindblad gets into his third career game and first career momentous occasion.
Source: NHL.com
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 06:45:00 PM

Chris Kelly will continue to fill in alongside Milan Lucic and Seth Griffith with David Krejci out of the lineup.

Krejci is expected to miss Wednesday's game in Toronto and Thursday's contest at Montreal. Kelly hasn't earned a point in his last seven games.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 09:45:00 AM

With David Krejci missing practice on Sunday, Chris Kelly centred a line with Seth Griffith and Milan Lucic.

Krejci has been hampered by a lower-body injury throughout the season, and may not be able to play in the Bruins' next game. If he can't go, it looks like Kelly will take his spot on the top line against New Jersey on Monday.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 11:55:00 AM

Chris Kelly tallied his second goal of the season in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Islanders.

He extended his current point streak to five games with the marker. Kelly has accumulated six points, including five assists, during that time. He has meshed well on the third line with Carl Soderberg and Loui Eriksson.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 08:48:00 AM

The Boston Bruins are not making any excuses for their slow start to the 2014-15 NHL season.

The Bruins have recorded one win and only three goals for in three games so far this season, and they know there is no excuse for their lackluster start. ""It’s a team-wide thing, it’s not just a few guys. You guys can see it just as much as we can. It’s not a passing thing or a positioning thing, it’s a working thing," said forward Chris Kelly. "It doesn’t matter who you’re playing with. You could play with two total strangers, and all you have to do is go out and work hard."
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 09:42:00 AM

Chris Kelly netted the game-winning goal late for Boston in a 2-1 victory over Philadelphia in the Bruins' home opener Wednesday night.

He scored at the 18:09 mark of the third period. Kelly produced a mere nine goal and 18 points in 57 games last season, so getting off to a better start was important to him. He skated on a line with Carl Soderberg and Loui Eriksson in the match.
Thu, Oct 9, 2014 09:31:00 AM

Chris Kelly, who is in Boston's camp competing for a job, is not 100% healthy yet.

He is still feeling residual effects of back surgery he underwent in May. That said, Kelly is trying not to let them slow him down. The Bruins need to shed some salary in order to sign unrestricted free agents Torey Krug and Reilly Smith and stay under the cap. Trading Kelly and his $3 million contract is one way to achieve that goal. It is not clear if Kelly's current health status will hinder the Bruins should they choose to move him.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 08:56:00 AM

Chris Kelly is aware of the trade rumors surrounding him.

The Boston Bruins don't have much cap space left and still need to re-sign restricted free agents Torey Krug and Reilly Smith. That's led to speculation that the Bruins will make a trade to help with their cap situation and Kelly's name is one that's been coming up in that context. "There's always going to be speculation," said Kelly. "There's been speculation my entire career. 'Where are you going to play? Who are you going to play with? Are you going to be here? Are you not going to be here?' You go crazy worrying about those things." Trading Kelly would save the Bruins $3 million in cap space for each of the next two seasons.
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 08:11:00 AM

Chris Kelly joined some Boston teammates and other Boston-area players on the ice for an informal skate on Tuesday.

He underwent off-season surgery to repair a herniated disc after being limited to 57 games during the regular season. Kelly missed the last three games of the year and the playoffs with a back injury. He was expected to be ready for training camp and it looks like he's on target for that.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 09:17:00 AM

Chris Kelly's back surgery to repair a herniated disc was a success.

Kelly is expected to be ready for the start of training camp. He had nine goals and 18 points in 57 contests in 2013-14.
Fri, May 23, 2014 01:27:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Krejci
2Patrice Bergeron
3Carl Soderberg
4Gregory Campbell
5Marc Savard
LW1Milan Lucic
2Brad Marchand
3Daniel Paille
4Craig Cunningham
RW1Loui Eriksson
2Reilly Smith
3Chris Kelly
4Jordan Caron
5David Pastrnak
D1Zdeno Chara
2Torey Krug
3Dougie Hamilton
4Dennis Seidenberg
5Adam McQuaid
6Matt Bartkowski
7Kevan Miller
G1Tuukka Rask
2Niklas Svedberg