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Report: Bruins d-man Torey Krug doubtful vs. Kings

Ty Anderson
November 16, 2017 - 5:55 pm

In an apparent contest to see if they can make their NHL roster completely unrecognizable before Thanksgiving, the Bruins are expected to skate without Torey Krug in their lineup tonight against the Kings, according to the Boston Sports Journal’s Joe McDonald.

With little known or visible in regards to exactly what happened to No. 47, it would be safe to assume that whatever happened to Krug happened in the third period of Wednesday’s 4-2 loss to the Ducks, with just five shifts and none in the final seven minutes and change of the period.

“I don’t know if it’s serious or not,” Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy offered after the loss, his team’s fourth in a row, when asked about Krug. “I honestly don’t know.”

If Krug is unable to go, expect Robbie O'Gara to slide back into the B's defensive mix. 

The 5-foot-9 Krug currently leads Boston defenders in goals (three), assists (eight), and points (11). The club’s lone left-side offensive presence, Krug has also averaged 21:11 of time on ice per night, including a team-high 4:12 of power-play time on ice per game. Nashville's P.K. Subban (4:13 per night) and the Sharks’ Brent Burns (4:18) are the only NHL d-men to have averaged more power-play ice time than Krug this season.

Krug would join an absolutely loaded list of injured Bruins, with David Backes, Anders Bjork, Brad Marchand, Adam McQuaid, and Ryan Spooner already out of action.

Center David Krejci, who has missed the last 11 games due to an upper-body injury suffered in an Oct. 19 win over the Canucks, is a game-time decision.

Surprisingly, the Bruins have been the fourth-most injured team in the NHL this season, with 78 man-games lost to injury this season.

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