Chris Kelly has been termed “day-to-day” before hopping on a plane for Montreal this afternoon, and the third line center hasn’t been ruled out of the lineup against the Canadiens during a battle for first place at the Bell Centre on Saturday night.

Kelly skated with a gray practice sweater on along with Jay Pandolfo, Rich Peverley and Kaspars Daugavins, and said he once again felt good less than a month after breaking his left tibia in a knee-on-knee hit with Chris Neil.

So Claude Julien is saying there’s a chance, though it didn’t sound like the Bruins coach was overly optimistic about it.

“He’s moving in the right direction. It’s a good sign and it’s nice to see him back with us,” said Julien. “I’m going to leave it as a day-to-day right now. He’s progressing. I don’t know what his status is moving forward whether it’s tomorrow or at the start of next week. I’m going to let the medical staff do their job, and I’m certainly not going to be pushing it.”