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Kelly in the lineup after emergency dental work

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Kelly in the lineup after emergency dental work

ST. PAUL, MN By the virtue of the fact that four of Chris Kellys front-and-center teeth are already false Chiclets, undergoing emergency dental work isnt anything he hasn't endured before.

But it was still a tough Saturday afternoon in Minnesota for the Bs third line center, who spent a few hours getting his teeth repaired after a practice accident.

Kelly said his two front teeth disintegrated in his mouth after he tumbled face-first into the boards during Saturdays practice. The local dentist called upon to work on Kelly used his 12-year-old son as an assistant while Kelly had several teeth bonded.

He was a nice guy who was nice enough to do it on a Saturday," Kelly said of the dentist. "He actually couldnt get hold of any of his assistants, so he had his 12-year-old son to start and he had a hockey game in a couple of hours. Nice people here in Minnesota. The two that I lost, they just ended up bonding them together.

Its never easy losing your teeth. They just basically disintegrated in my mouth and I was spitting them out all over the ice. I think I got hit by a couple of pucks that day too, so I guess its just the way the day was going."

Kelly is suited up and ready to play for the Bruins against the Wild this afternoon at the Xcel Energy Center.

With injuries to both ankles, Smart unlikely to play tonight

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With injuries to both ankles, Smart unlikely to play tonight

PHILADELPHIA – Things have only gotten worse for the Celtics on the injury front.
 
Marcus Smart, who replaced an injured Gordon Hayward (left ankle) in the Celtics’ starting lineup, is now unlikely to suit up for tonight’s game against Philadelphia.

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Smart, whose left ankle was heavily wrapped prior to Boston’s shoot-around this morning, said he rolled both ankles in the 108-100 loss to Milwaukee on Wednesday.
 
Celtics coach Brad Stevens said he had not made a decision on who would replace Smart in the Celtics’ starting lineup tonight.
 
“We’ll do some work all day and pre-game and make a final determination,” Stevens said.
 
More to come …