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Krejci done for the season

Posted by bdowd625 on May 6, 2010

Well this certainly sucks. Bruins center David Krejci, who was injured on a vicious but clean open-ice hit by Flyers captain Mike Richards in Game 3 last night, has reportedly undergone wrist surgery in Baltimore and will miss the remainder of the playoffs. It was orginally reported that Krejci might have damaged his shoulder on the play, but that’s obviously not true anymore.

So what does this mean for the B’s? In short, it’s not good. Krejci was arguably the team’s best player during the second half of the season and he continued to be a force into the playoffs. Vladimir Sobotka, who played center before Marc Savard’s return for the second round, filled in for Krejci after the injury last night, as a handful of different wingers earned more minutes than usual to pick up the slack. Look for the Bruins to call up someone like Brad Marchand or Trent Whitfield to fill Krejci’s roster spot. The B’s have gotten decent production out of their younger guys when they’re called upon – see: Boychuk, Johnny – but don’t expect the next call-up to play nearly as big of a role as Krejci did.

There has been a lot to cheer about lately when it comes to the Bruins. This loss is tough to swallow, though, and it’s only going to make things that much more difficult when the B’s get to the next round.

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