He didn’t rip through his equipment and uniform at the 9:23 mark of the Bruins’ 3-1 win at Washington tonight, but Milan Lucic did get pushed over the line and finally threw down with Capitals giant John Erskine in a bout that ended with a takedown by the Boston winger.
BOSTON — Bruins head coach Claude Julien used an update on David Krejci’s health today after the second on-ice day of training camp to make light of the center’s play. The veteran has reported no problems so far with his surgically repaired wrist.
“I haven’t seen much of a difference, ” Julien said before letting loose with the playful jabs. “His wrist shot has never been the hardest wrist shot in the league. So I guess, when it comes to that, we still see the same wrist shot. So it’s a matter, is it his wrist or is it the same wrist shot he had before?
“He’s fine. I think he’s skating well, he’s seeing the ice real well and he’s on target right now.”
BOLTON, Mass. — Bruins center David Krejci, who had his season ended last spring by surgery to repair his dislocated wrist, says that he’s almost 100 percent with training camp ready to officially open Friday.
“We still have five days. So I hope in five days I’ll be 100 percent,” he said before participating in the club’s annual charity golf tournament. “It’s still a little hurt. I can feel it sometimes when I shoot. I can shoot almost 100 percent. So by camp, I think I’ll be 100 percent. That’s what I hope.”
Krejci said he had the screws removed from the wrist more than a month ago.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — While the Bruins’ prospects labored through two on-ice sessions at development camp today at Ristuccia Arena, Bruins center David Krejci continued his rehabilitation for his surgically repaired wrist behind the scenes.
Here’s what Krejci had to say.
A season that earned David Krejci the ultimate respect from his country of the Czech Republic should’ve also been the year he declared his position as one of the top two-way centers in the NHL.
However, a slow start to the 2009-10 campaign due his continued recovery from offseason hip surgery delayed his ascension to elite status and hindered the Bruins’ intentions of boasting the best three-center depth in the league on their way to a solid regular season. (more…)
PHILADELPHIA — And now the Bruins have put out a press release confirming the worst about David Krejci. The center is out for the remainder of the playoffs.
Here’s what the release says:
Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that forward David Krejci will miss the remainder of the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs due to a dislocated right wrist. The injury occurred during the first period of the Bruins/Flyers game on Wednesday, May 5. Krejci had surgery to repair the wrist at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD following the game. The surgery was performed by Dr. Thomas Graham, Surgeon-in-Chief. Krejci is expected to return for the 2010-11 NHL preseason.
Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that forward David Krejci will miss the remainder of the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs due to a dislocated right wrist. The injury occurred during the first period of the Bruins/Flyers game on Wednesday, May 5.
Krejci had surgery to repair the wrist at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD following the game. The surgery was performed by Dr.
Thomas Graham, Surgeon-in-Chief. Krejci is expected to return for the
2010-11 NHL preseason.
PHILADELPHIA — Nothing in Bruins Land is ever 100 percent official until the team gets together a press release to declare “Peter Chiarelli has announced,” but TSN’s Bob McKenzie and The Boston Globe are both confirming last night’s Comcast Philly report that Bruins center David Krejci has suffered a broken wrist as a result of a Mike Richards hit last night.
The Bruins are scheduled to practice here at 1 p.m. I’ll have more then.
Here’s the hit again:
BOSTON – It was a shock to most after the Bruins were eliminated in the Eastern Conference semifinals by Carolina last spring that center David Krejci had not only been suffering through severe hip pain in the postseason and even during the entire regular season.
After all, he had posted 73 points in 82 regular season games and followed that up with 13 points in 11 playoff games. Sure he said the adrenaline of playing games, plus the work of the medical staff, made him mostly pain-free for 60-plus minutes of action a night. But the limited mobility he felt off the ice had to creep into his game at least a tad over the course of the NHL grind, and might have contributed to his goal-less, three-point performance in the seven-game thriller with the Hurricanes.
One offseason surgery later, we’re finding just how dangerous a 100-percent healthy Krejci can be under the heat of playoff pressure. Krejci capped off a great six-game series with Buffalo by scoring twice and adding an assist in Boston’s series-clinching 4-3 victory tonight at TD Garden. (more…)
If the Bruins can count on David Krejci to perform the way he did Tuesday night in Atlanta over the season’s final 10 games, they might do more than just barely qualify for the playoffs.
Krejci registered one goal and one assist in the Bruins’ pivotal 4-0 win over the Thrashers, and played with the type of savvy and grit in all three zones the Bruins expected from the center but have only witness sporadically since Day One of the season.
It wasn’t difficult to pick this week’s Bruin of the Week.
No player starred more at both ends of the rink for the Bruins in their two games — one win and one overtime defeat — than center David Krejci. (more…)
WILMINGTON, Mass. — Center David Krejci joined the Bruins for practice this morning at Ristuccia Arena for the first time since he was diagnosed with H1N1 last week.
Krejci missed two games. Today he wore a gray practice sweater and skated on a line with Blake Wheeler and Vladimir Sobotka. Michael Ryder was the only missing Bruins player. Head coach Claude Julien said Ryder was just under the weather and the team is just being cautious with anyone that reports symptoms that could be something more serious.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — Boston Bruins center David Krejci said today he’s doing well after hip surgery earlier this summer.
Krejci, at the Bruins’ Ristuccia Arena practice facility to work out while the club’s prospects endured the first on-ice day of the Third Annual Development Camp, said that his rehabilitation is on schedule and that he only feels pain when he does certain movements.
He hasn’t skated yet, but Krejci said he wouldn’t have hit the ice by this point of the offseason even if he didn’t have surgery. Typically he starts skating one week before training camp, so he’s hoping to be able to start skating sometime in September if everything stays on schedule. For now, he’ll continue to work out off the ice and head home to the Czech Republic for two weeks later this month.
Just days after signing a contract extension with the Boston Bruins, center David Krejci today underwent successful hip surgery, according to a statement issued by general manager Peter Chiarelli.
According to the statement, “The surgery was performed by Dr. Bryan T. Kelly at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, and will force Krejci to miss approximately four to six months.”
So if you do the math, there’s a chance Krejci could be available when the Bruins open their regular season in early October. The 23-year-old set a career high with 73 points in just his second full NHL season and emerged as the Bruins’ No. 2 center and a force on both the power play and penalty kill.
You can cross “sign a new contract” off Boston Bruins center David Krejci’s summer to-do list. Now he can move on to task No. 2, which is have hip surgery and be available to play for the Bruins as soon as possible this fall.
Krejci, who agreed to terms on a three-year deal with the Bruins worth a reported $11.25 million Tuesday, will undergo surgery tomorrow to repair his nagging hip injury. Today during a conference call he explained why he signed a new contract well in advance of becoming a restricted free agent July 1.
“Obviously, I wanted to sign before the first of July 1 and have a summer just to focus to get ready for the season,” said Krejci, who despite the balky hip set a career high with 73 points (second most on the Bruins). “And this was the place that I wanted to play next year and many years. And (general manager) Peter (Chiarelli) with my agent, they got a deal. Me and my agent decided it’s a good deal, and I love the city and it’s a place that I want to play. So I’m very happy and very excited for the next few years.” (more…)
Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com reports that Boston Bruins center David Krejci’s new deal is for three years and worth a total of $11.25 million. According to LeBrun, Krejci will receive $3.5 million the first year, $3.75 million the second and $4 million the final season of the deal. That’s a cap hit of $3.75 per season — how’s that for some Peter Chiarelli economic magic? Now if he can get Phil Kessel to agree to a similar deal, he’ll be in business.