David Krejci/By S. Bradley

David Krejci/By S. Bradley

WILMINGTON – After the Bruins beat Edmonton on Thursday, Bruins center David Krejci talked about having to battle through the injury that had kept him out of the previous two games.

Krejci returned against the Oilers and looked rusty, especially during the first period when he picked up six penalty minutes.

Krejci did not practice with the Bruins at Ristuccia Arena on Friday. Julien didn’t call it a maintenance day but classified Krejci’s status as “is what it is right now and we’ll see.”

Julien went on: “I don’t even know what his status is tomorrow. I mean that. We’re just anticipating that he’ll be fine here eventually.”

It has been reported that Krejci, who has three goals and 10 points in 10 games this season, is battling a hip injury. Whether that’s the case or this injury is something else, it’s troubling that Krejci, without revealing the nature of the injury, would talk about it not going away. He said after the game against Edmonton that he was sore even in the third period. Krejci missed the first three games of the regular season and then the two recent games before the Edmonton win.

Julien has faith in the Bruins medical staff will get Krejci back to 100 percent soon.

“I don’t think that’s his situation,” Julien said when asked about Krejci having to battle through injury for the long term. “David is definitely not a doctor. So you know to say he’s going to have to [monitor it] or not, our medical staff is going to be dealing with that. And it’s just a matter of giving him some time here to let him deal with our medical staff and himself. An I anticipate him being fine. We’ve got one of the best medical staffs in the league here in Boston. So we take advantage of that and in mind, he’ll be fine. We’ve just got to give it a little bit of time here.”