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Bruins center David Krejci to miss at least another week

Ty Anderson
November 06, 2017 - 2:37 pm

David Krejci is not ready to ride in and save the day for the injury-plagued Bruins.

Absent from the last six games thanks to an upper-body injury, that figure will surely be bumped up to 10 by the time the B’s have their next update on their second-line pivot.

“Krejci is out this week,” Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy confirmed following the team’s morning skate at Warrior Ice Arena in anticipation of tonight’s game against the Wild. “We’ll get back to you next Monday on [his availability for] the West Coast trip.”

According to a source, this current injury is not related to the seemingly chronic hip injuries that Krejci has battled throughout his NHL career, and while that’s encouraging, it’s not believed that Krejci will return to action for the Bruins "anytime soon."

Injuries have become all the rage for the Bruins out of the gate, as Krejci is just another name on a lengthy list that includes David Backes (surgery to remove part of his colon), Ryan Spooner (groin), Adam McQuaid (broken leg), Noel Acciari (fractured index finger), Anton Khudobin (lower-body), and now Brad Marchand (upper-body).

And while Acciari, Spooner, and Khudobin have begun skating on their own or joining the team for portions of practice, there’s no way of dancing around the obvious point that these injuries have hit a straight-up ridiculous level for the Black and Gold.

“I think this is the exception, not the rule, to have this many [injuries] at the same time,” Cassidy admitted. “You might have this many injuries, but they’re spread out, so to come all at once is tough. You plug away, and I think we’ve been doing a good job lately of staying in games and finding a formula that can be successful for us.”

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