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David Krejci a late scratch from Saturday's game vs. Sabres

Ty Anderson
October 21, 2017 - 7:18 pm

The Bruins’ bid for their first winning streak of the year will come without one of their best, as David Krejci is a late scratch from Saturday’s game against the Sabres.

Krejci, who left Thursday’s win over the Canucks in the second period due to an upper-body, was on the ice for pregame warmups, but departed early.

Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy said on Thursday that he did not expect Krejci’s issue to be anything close to a long-term ailment, but that he wasn’t feeling well and that he was dealing with a ‘spasm’ of sorts, so this skate may have come with a flare-up.

With Krejci out, winger Matt Beleskey will slide into the lineup. The grinding Beleskey has zero points, nine hits, and five shots on goal in five games this season.

It will be Tim Schaller that skates directly in Krejci’s spot as the club’s second-line center, however, between Jake DeBrusk and David Pastrnak.  

The Bruins will also be without the services of Kevan Miller tonight.

Suffering from an upper-body injury, and already down Adam McQuaid, this means that both Paul Postma (a healthy scratch for the first six games of the season) and Robbie O’Gara (an emergency recall this morning) will make their season debuts.

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