David Krejci/By S. Bradley

David Krejci/By S. Bradley

His own reported contract extension wasn’t the only thing Bruins coach Claude Julien was staying mum about Saturday after the Bruins beat the Ottawa Senators, 4-2.

Julien also offered little in the way of an update on injured center David Krejci.

Krejci was a late scratch after he took the warm-up. He was replaced in the lineup by forward Matt Fraser just before the game.

After the game, Julien said he had expected Krejci to play. During the game a Bruins official spread the word in the press box that Krejci was “not a healthy scratch.” Krejci, who did not practice Friday, led the Bruins with nine points in nine games prior to the Ottawa game.

“Yeah, that’s why he was out for warmups because I thought he was going to play. He came in and decided as a group that he wasn’t well enough to go,” Julien said.

When asked to expand on the nature of Krejci’s absence, Julien would not. He also would not tie the absence to Krejci’s three-game absence that was also injury-related. D.J. Bean of WEEI.com has reported that Krejci has a hip injury, which was the same thing that postponed the start of Krejci’s season.

The late addition of Fraser to the lineup paid off because the winger scored twice for the Bruins. Fraser had been a scratch the past five games and had not recorded a point in four appearances this season. However, he stayed ready.

“You know what, for me you show up to the rink every day no matter it’s practice or a game, and you prepare yourself to play and you prepare yourself to work hard,” Fraser said. “There’s a lot of long days at the rink. It’s maybe not as easy, but when it comes down to this is what my job is, and whether I’m playing or not, I’ve got to do my part and you’ve got to prepare yourself.”