BOSTON — Boston Bruins forwards David Krejci and Phil Kessel, who did not practice yesterday, were both among a handful of players who took part in an optional morning skate at TD Banknorth Garden just a few minutes ago.

Also on the ice were Manny Fernandez, Matt Hunwick and Shane Hnidy.

UPDATE: Head coach Claude Julien said he expects Kessel and Krejci to play tonight, but center Stephane Yelle will miss third straight game with an upper-body injury.