Posted by GameSetMatch on 6th May 2010
Boston Bruins center David Krejci will miss the rest of the playoffs with a dislocated right wrist suffered in Wednesday night’s Game 3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers, the team confirmed Thursday morning.
The 24-year-old Krejci took a vicious but clean open-ice shot from the Flyers’ Mike Richards in the first period and did not return.
The play led to the Bruins’ go-ahead goal in the 4-1 victory that gave Boston a 3-0 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Krejci ended up in Baltimore after the game at Union Memorial Hospital, where he had surgery on the wrist. He is expected to be ready for the 2010-11 preseason.
Bruins coach Claude Julien did not take issue with the hit on Krejci, who had 4 goals and 4 assists in 9 games this postseason after tallying 17 goals and 35 assists in the regular season.
Losing Krejci could be devastating for the Bruins moving forward, especially because the team lost Marco Sturm for the remainder of the season when he tore his ACL and MCL in Game 1 of this series.
Click here to read the full article – By Joe McDonald of ESPNBoston.com