OUTDavid Krejci
C BOS
3 months ago

Krejci dealt with a knee injury during the Bruins' first-round series against the Senators and was targeting the second round of the playoffs for a return, Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Considering he was planning a return in short order, Krejci's ailment does not sound overly serious and, in all likelihood, he'll be ready to go once Boston begins the 2017-18 season. Despite playing in all 82 regular season games for the first time since his third season in the league, the 30-year-old put up a relatively meager 54 points with a poor minus-12 rating, so he'll be looking for a bounce-back season during the next campaign.

OUTDavid Krejci
C BOS
3 months ago

Krejci (lower body) won't be in the lineup for Sunday's Game 6, Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

The center left Game 5 due to injury and also missed the first two games of the series, so injuries have put a damper on his playoff productivity. With 54 points in 82 games in the regular season, he was a crucial cog in the Boston offense all season, so his absence will put Boston in a tough spot to avoid elimination.

OUTDavid Krejci
C BOS
3 months ago

Krejci (lower body) is considered day-to-day after leaving Friday's Game 5 contest against the Senators late in the first period, NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Krejci appeared to injure his left left leg upon colliding into Chris Wideman at high speed near the neutral zone. The veteran pivot had already missed Games 1 and 2 of these conference quarterfinals due to an upper-body injury, so we can only imagine how frustrating it must be for Krejci to be dealing with another malady, especially given the high stakes. He'll be reevaluated ahead of Sunday's home match.

OUTDavid Krejci
C BOS
3 months ago

Krejci will not return to Friday's game against the Senators due to a lower-body injury.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran center was forced to miss the first two games of the series due to an upper body injury before returning for Game 3. He was forced to leave Friday's Game 5 after after taking a hit from the Senators' Chris Wideman. The severity of Krejci's injury is unknown at this time, so consider him day-to-day heading into Sunday's Game 6.

OUTDavid Krejci
C BOS
3 months ago

Krejci (upper body) is taking line rushes in advance of Monday's Game 3 against the Senators and is expected to play.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran center sat out the first two games of the series with the injury but appears good to go for Game 3 back in Boston. Krejci has plenty of postseason experience (93 games), and has fared quite well, recording 29 goals and 77 points in the playoffs.

OUTDavid Krejci
C BOS
3 months ago

Krejci (upper body) participated in the Bruins' morning skate in advance of Monday's game against the Senators, Joe Haggerty of CSN New England reports.

EDGE Analysis

Krejci, who has missed the first two games of the Bruins' first-round playoff series, thus appears to be trending in the right direction as Game 3 approaches. Supporting that notion is that the slick center worked with the team's power play unit Monday morning. Moreover, Krejci, who skated on a trio with Drew Stafford and David Backes, relayed that he feels "way better" than he did when the series opened up last week. Ultimately, Krejci will be a game-time decision for Monday's contest, per coach Bruce Cassidy.

OUTDavid Krejci
C BOS
3 months ago

Krejci (upper body) is day-to-day after missing Game 2.

EDGE Analysis

The forward missed both Game 1 and 2, and seems like he'll be a game time decision for Game 3. The Bruins have had a number of guys banged up, so if Krejci can make his return, it would give the team a boost in the tied series.

OUTDavid Krejci
C BOS
3 months ago

Coach Bruce Cassidy relayed Friday that Krejci (upper body) is "unavailable" for Saturday's playoff game against the Senators, Joe Haggerty of CSN New England reports.

EDGE Analysis

Krejci's next chance to suit up will thus arrive Monday, when the Bruins return home for Game 3 of their first-round playoff series. With Krejci still ailing, Ryan Spooner is on track to man the middle of the team's second line Saturday, flanked by Drew Stafford and David Backes.

OUTDavid Krejci
C BOS
3 months ago

Krejci (upper body) was not present for Friday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

Krejci, who was a late scratch for Wednesday's playoff opener, thus remains iffy for Saturday's Game 2 against the Senators, though his outlook could potentially improve closer to the Bruins' 3:00 PM ET puck drop. If Krejci remains sidelined Saturday, look for Ryan Spooner to center the team's second line, flanked by Drew Stafford and David Backes.

OUTDavid Krejci
C BOS
3 months ago

Krejci, who was a late scratch for Wednesday's playoff opener against the Senators due to an upper-body injury, is considered day-to-day, Caryn Switaj of BostonBruins.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

While the day-to-day designation is often a default during the postseason, in Krejci's case it seems accurate considering he was on the ice for Wednesday's pre-game skate. His next chance to play will arrive Saturday, when Game 2 of the Bruins' first-round series continues. With the team off Thursday, look for further Krejci updates no later than Friday's practice.