David Krejci missed his second straight practice with the Boston Bruins on Saturday, two days before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against the St. Louis Blues (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS).
The center was sent home prior to Boston's intrasquad scrimmage on Thursday because of a fever. The Bruins had a day off Friday.
However, coach Bruce Cassidy expects Krejci to be fine moving forward and isn't worried yet about his availability for Game 1.
"Illness again, precautionary," Cassidy said after practice. "I suspect we'll see him tomorrow, that is the plan. If he's not out tomorrow, now … there's a little bit of worry there. But right now, I believe he'll be practicing tomorrow."
Krejci is third on the Bruins with 14 points (four goals, 10 assists) in 17 games during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
With Krejci out, the Bruins moved David Backes, usually a right wing, to center and Karson Kuhlman, a healthy scratch since Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Second Round against the Columbus Blue Jackets on April 30, skated on the right wing with left wing Jake DeBrusk.