Krejci

Krejci

BOSTON — With the Montreal Canadiens in town, the Bruins should have plenty of venom pent up and ready to release in search of their first goal after six empty periods tonight at TD Garden.

But they’re going to have to attempt to score without center David Krejci, who has been diagnosed with H1N1 and will be kept away from his teammates until he is symptom-free for 24 hours.

Here are your morning skate lines in Krejci’s absence:

Sturm-Bergeron-Recchi

Wheeler-Sobotka-Ryder

Paille-Begin-Marchand

Thornton-Whitfield-Lehtonen

All seven defensemen and both goaltenders were on the ice. Tim Thomas was the first Bruins’ goaltender off the ice. Carey Price will start for Montreal.

Defenseman Mark Stuart took the ice about 10 minutes early and fired some shots from the lonely playing surface.