The Boston Bruins had to have let a huge sigh of relief when they learned that center David Krejci won’t miss a significant amount of time and is listed as day-to-day with a knee injury.
Krejci took a slap shot from Johnny Boychuk off his right knee in Boston’s 2-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday but luckily the forward didn’t sustain any broken bones.
The Bruins are in Winnipeg for a matchup with the Jets on Tuesday and Krejci did not take part in the club’s Monday morning skate, opting for treatment on the sore knee. The team will decide tomorrow whether or not Krejci will dress for the game on Tuesday.
The thought of losing another centerman long-term would have been difficult for the Bruins to stomach given they lost Chris Kelly with a broken leg for an extended period of time.
The Bruins are said to be in the market for a second or third line winger or centerman prior to Krejci’s scare. Had the 26-year old sustained any serious damage to the knee, it would have fast tracked the need for Bruins’ GM, Peter Chiarelli to acquire a top-six forward well before the trade deadline that is set for April 3rd. For now, all the Bruins have to do is wait to see if Krejci can play tomorrow night or if they need to recall a player from the AHL.
On the season Krejci is second on the Bruins in scoring with 7 goals and 17 assists through 27 games.