The Boston Bruins announced that David Krejci is among the players they placed on the injured reserve Tuesday, but early reports indicate that it won’t be that big of a deal.
Update: Bruins head coach Claude Julien provides his perspective to CSNNE.com. It doesn’t seem overly concerning or overly promising.
“He’s still considered, I think, minor. We were told originally that it was really a minor injury, and we didn’t think much of it,” said Claude Julien on Tuesday afternoon prior to Krejci being placed on IR. “It hasn’t healed as well as we thought it would.
“We’ll have to see how he feels, so it’s one of those injuries that could be a questionable one. We’ll have to reassess with our trainers. I got off the ice and came right here, so I don’t have more details than what I had before our morning skate.”
Krejci, 28, suffered this issue during the second period of Saturday’s exhibition against the Detroit Red Wings. While it’s unclear how bad this injury might be, ESPN’s Joe McDonald lays out the black-and-white fact that CBA rules will require Krejci to miss a few games since his injury is retroactive to Saturday.
This is not exactly an ideal scenario for a player who probably wants to silence critics of his six-year, $43.5 million extension, but Krejci obviously has plenty of time to take care of that. (Besides, that contract doesn’t kick in until 2015-16, anyway.)
There were some other noteworthy takeaways from the Bruins’ roster moves, though as Benjamin notes, some of them might not stick for very long:
- To little surprise, Marc Savard was placed on the LTIR. Gregory Campbell and Anthony Camara are on the non-roster IR.
- Jordan Caron and David Pastrnak find themselves in the AHL.
- Brian Ferlin and Malcolm Subban are with the big club, though that could change pretty rapidly for one or both of these young players.
It’s not really a major crisis, but injuries increase the likelihood for slow starts for the likes of Krejci and Milan Lucic.