After playing just 1:34 in yesterday’s 3-0 win against the Montreal Canadiens, Bruins’ center David Krejci played just three shifts before leaving with an undisclosed injuryduring the Original Six matchup. Krecji, who will be playing for Team Czech Republic in just a few days in the 2010 Winter Olympics, did end up making the trip to Buffalo.
“It’s the leg, obviously.” Claude Julien said today after an optional skate in Buffalo. “When you saw him limping off the ice and tried to skate again and he couldn’t, so hopefully he’ll be better tomorrow.”
Positive signs as Krejci seems as if he’s good-to-go for tomorrow’s game against the Sabres.
“I think it’s looking good from what I’ve heard. It’s getting better. We’ll see tomorrow morning when he skates and see how it feels” Julien added.
After Johnny Boychuk was struck with a shot to the left-side of his head with a puck during Saturday’s game against the Vancouver Canucks, blue-liner Andrew Ference made an earlier-than-expected recovery from his groin injury. Ference, who was sidelined after leaving a game against the Ottawa Senators in the second period on Jan. 5, filled-in for the scarily-injured No.55
“I think he handled himself really, really well – if anything I really felt he really stabilized our D-core back there.” caoch Julien said of the 30-year-old veteran defenseman. “He gave our back-end some confidence – taking some minutes from our guys that have been playing some big minutes which was very helpful, so it was good to have him back”