WATERBURY, Vt. – When Andrew Ference signed with his hometown Edmonton Oilers after last season, it left multiple voids for the Bruins. There was hisdefensive spot, which will be filled by some up and comers. He was also an alternatecaptain, with Ference sharing the “A” with Chris Kelly.
Kelly will now share the A with David Krejci.
Patrice Bergeron is the other alternate and Zdeno Chara wears the “C.”
“Unanimous,” said coach Claude Julien of the decision to make Krejci an alternate.
A number of Bruins served as alternates during the preseason, including Shawn Thornton, Johnny Boychuk, Dennis Seidenberg, Daniel Paille, Gregory Campbell, Milan Lucic, and Adam McQuaid. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.