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Bruins activate Kelly, send Trotman, Spooner to AHL

Jan 28, 2014, 6:18 PM EDT

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The Boston Bruins activated Chris Kelly from the IR on Tuesday, opening the door for him to return to action for the first time since breaking his right ankle on Dec. 7. The team also demoted forward Ryan Spooner and defenseman Zach Trotman to the AHL.

Kelly, 33, suffered the injury from a slash by Pittsburgh Penguins winger Pascal Dupuis, who called the situation “unfortunate.”

Kelly comes back to a Bruins lineup that is buzzing with three straight victories and wins in four of five games. CSNNE.com is raving about the improved recent play from both Loui Eriksson and Brad Marchand, so it seems like these are good times for the B’s.

Kelly has seven points and a -1 rating in 29 games during the 2013-14 season. The Bruins face the Florida Panthers tonight.

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