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Krejci day-to-day, no broken bones

Mar 18, 2013, 3:39 PM EDT

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It could’ve been worse for Bruins forward David Krejci.

According to Boston coach Claude Julien, Krejci didn’t break any bones when he was hit in the leg by a shot from teammate Johnny Boychuk on Sunday.

For now, Krejci is being considered day-to-day. The Bruins will decide later tonight or tomorrow morning if they need to call up a player from AHL Providence for Tuesday’s game in Winnipeg (per CSNNE.com’s Joe Haggerty).

Krejci, 26, is second on the Bruins with 24 points. And after the loss of Chris Kelly to a broken left tibia, Boston would’ve found itself exceedingly thin down the middle if the injury had been more serious.

Update (3:58 p.m. ET):

Per Haggerty, the B’s have called up forward Ryan Spooner.

Spooner, 21, has 45 points in 50 games with Providence this season.

Boston drafted Spooner 45th overall in 2010.

  1. nhloon - Mar 18, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    Thank goodness. Caugh him right on the top of the cap. Considering Bouychuck has a cannon, he literlly dodged a bullet.

    • capsrockva - Mar 18, 2013 at 3:55 PM

      it was Chara not Bouychuck

      • nunan - Mar 18, 2013 at 3:57 PM

        Boychuk.

      • pepper2011 - Mar 18, 2013 at 4:01 PM

        It was Boychuck & the puck hit him square on the knee, so he ‘literally’ didn’t dodge any bullet; he got hit with it.

  2. capsrockva - Mar 18, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    I thought for sure something got broken. Chara’s shot last year at the all star game/skills competition his slap shot measured 108mph

    • tlndma - Mar 18, 2013 at 3:57 PM

      It was Boychuck

  3. JoeAvg - Mar 18, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Fortunate, and good to see.

  4. sportsfreak13 - Mar 18, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    Im really happy to hear this. Now im hoping for some equally optimistic news regarding letang.

  5. sjsharks66 - Mar 18, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    Agree with sportsfreak.

  6. habsman - Mar 18, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    Might have hurt a little bit, but it looked like embellishment to me.

    • bakedbees - Mar 18, 2013 at 7:56 PM

      habs”man” is your embellishment

    • habsman - Mar 18, 2013 at 8:16 PM

      Wow, that really hurts. I got feelings don’t you know.

      So is Boychuck OK? Did they find the sniper who shot him?

      The Bruins are a total joke. Their coach calls a press conference to complain about embellishment, and they turn out to be the worst divers and embellishers in the league.

      More and more hockey fans are starting to realize what cowards you really are. CHeers!

      • bakedbees - Mar 18, 2013 at 8:28 PM

        yawn lady. pathetic

      • habsman - Mar 18, 2013 at 8:31 PM

        I think you need a nap.

  7. valoisjoeybfeld69 - Mar 18, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    I’m sure he’s got a huge bruise above the knee. No way that shot could have hit his knee cap. The knee cap is well protected by the knee cup, or upper portion of the shin pads. There is a small area above the shin pad and hockey pants that is exposed, which where he got hit. Hope we won’t miss a game.

  8. theblakfox - Mar 18, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    I thought Boychuk killed him with that one. Happy he is still alive. Major bummer for pittsburgh if letang is injured worse.

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