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Chris Kelly | Winger

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (33) / 11/11/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 198
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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. May 23 - 1:27 PM

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Chris Kelly's recovery time from back surgery will be six to eight weeks.

He will undergo the procedure to repair a herniated disc in the coming weeks but should be recovered in order to participate in training camp without any restrictions barring any setbacks.
May 17 - 10:01 AM

Chris Kelly will probably undergo back surgery over the summer.

Kelly hasn't played since April 8 due to a herniated disc. "I was just trying to do everything I could to not have surgery in order to play," said Kelly. "Now that the season's done I'll probably go ahead and get it fixed. My back just seized up on me. A lot of muscle [pain] and it's a nerve thing, so it shoots right down my leg. Some days are better than others." Even if he undergoes surgery, he should be fine by the start of training camp.
May 16 - 6:55 PM

Chris Kelly could be viewed as expendable by the Bruins.

He has two years left on a contract that carries an annual average value of $3 million per year. Justin Florek and Matt Fraser showed they are capable of filling in at much lower costs and Carl Soderberg has proven to be a solid third-line center, but Kelly's versatility and leadership may keep him in the fold. Kelly also has a no-trade clause. It's unlikely that the Bruins would buy him out, but it's possible that he could be used as trade bait.
May 16 - 7:53 AM

Chris Kelly (back) hasn't skated since April 8, but coach Claude Julien had positive news about the Boston forward's progress.

"Chris Kelly has come along," Julien said. "Every day is a better day for him so that's basically all I can tell you about him." The Bruins have been using Justin Florek and more recently Daniel Paille in Kelly's place on the third line.
May 5 - 10:05 AM

Chris Kelly (back) still isn't skating, so he shouldn't be expected to return any time soon.

Kelly has not taken to the ice since he suffered a back injury on April 8 against Minnesota.
May 1 - 10:47 AM

Chris Kelly will likely be out of the Boston lineup for Friday's opening game of the playoffs.

He is still nursing a back injury that prevented him from practicing Thursday. Justin Florek skated for Kelly on the Bruins' third line during practice on Thursday and may suit up in his place Friday against Detroit. Consider Kelly day-to-day for now.
Apr 18 - 8:53 AM

Coach Claude Julien expects Chris Kelly (back) to be ready for the start of the playoffs.

He missed most of the third period on Tuesday night at Minnesota because of back spasms. Kelly probably shouldn't be expected to play in Boston's remaining two regular season contests.
Apr 11 - 7:23 AM

Chris Kelly is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury.

He was injured in Tuesday's shootout loss to the Minnesota Wild. "It's nothing major, but it's something that needs to be addressed," coach Claude Julien said. He's considered doubtful to play Thursday in Winnipeg.
Apr 10 - 9:43 AM

Chris Kelly potted an empty net goal in Boston's 5-2 win over Florida.

He has recorded just 13 points in 42 games this season, but he has three goals and two assists in his past eight outings.
Mar 10 - 9:42 AM

Chris Kelly logged 15:22 of ice time in his return to the lineup on Tuesday night.

He was back in the fold after missing 23 games with a fractured fibula. Kelly started his return on the fourth line between Shawn Thornton and Gregory Campbell against Florida, but later in the game he ended up on the third unit between Carl Soderberg and Loui Eriksson.
Jan 29 - 8:13 AM

Chris Kelly (leg) has been activated from the injured reserve list.

Kelly hasn't played since Dec. 7 due to a fractured fibula. He has three goals and seven points in 29 games this season.
Jan 28 - 3:53 PM

Updating an earlier item, Chris Kelly won't play Monday.

However, it is a "good possibility" that he'll be back in the lineup Tuesday night against the Florida Panthers. He has been sidelined since fracturing his fibula on Dec. 7.
Jan 27 - 1:24 PM

It's probably doubtful that Chris Kelly will return from his broken leg on Monday night, but he is close to rejoining the lineup.

"I'm not sure on his status," coach Claude Julien said Sunday. "Again, he's been out for six weeks or whatever (actually, seven). It's not as easy as a guy who's been out for a week or two. So it's almost like training camp for him. We're being careful for his sake and for our sake. I think he's excited to come back. The other day (in Philadelphia) we didn't feel he was ready. We'll see how he is (yesterday and today). He may (be ready to play), or he may not. But I think he's getting pretty close."
Jan 27 - 9:36 AM

Coach Claude Julie said that Chris Kelly could return "within the week" from his ankle injury.

He participated in his first full practice on Thursday since he suffered a broken fibula on Dec. 7 against Pittsburgh.
Jan 24 - 6:25 AM

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C1David Krejci
2Patrice Bergeron
3Carl Soderberg
4Gregory Campbell
5Marc Savard
LW1Milan Lucic
2Brad Marchand
3Matt Fraser
4Daniel Paille
RW1Loui Eriksson
2Reilly Smith
3Chris Kelly
D1Zdeno Chara
2Torey Krug
3Johnny Boychuk
4Dougie Hamilton
5Dennis Seidenberg
6Adam McQuaid
7Matt Bartkowski
8Kevan Miller
9Corey Potter
G1Tuukka Rask
2Niklas Svedberg