The Boston Bruins just finished a back-to-back game stand, both unfortunate losses to the Buffalo Sabres and Ottawa Senators. In each game, Boston lost two players to injuries. Torey Krug in Boston and David Krejci in Ottawa.
A boxing day game between the Boston Bruins and Buffalo Sabres ended in 6-3 in Buffalo’s favour. The third period was one Bruins fans will want to forget. Boston entered the frame up 2-1 and with Torey Krug. 7 minutes into the period, David Krejci extended the lead. Then, horror struck.
Midway through the third, Torey Krug left the game due to an injury sustained in the first period of play. The injury is undisclosed officially, but we know that he didn’t travel with the team on route to Ottawa. That can either mean that it is a serious injury or that management just wants to give him some rest.
No one knows the seriousness of the injury, but Zdeno Chara and Dennis Seidenberg had to work extra hard to replace Krug.
From watching the video below, I can assume that Krug did something to his lower-body.
On to tonight, Boston went to Canada’s capital city to visit the Ottawa Senators to begin a home-and-home series. It was a close game with Ottawa getting on the scoreboard first. Goals from Mark Stone in the first, Mika Zibanejad in the second, and Mark Stone again with an empty net in the third gave the Sens a win. Boston’s goal came from David Krejci.
Krejci seemed to injury himself late in the second period with an apparent upper-body injury. There isn’t really clear cut video evidence on where Krejci got hurt. His role was filled in the third mainly by Ryan Spooner.
Joe Haggerty raised the concern on Twitter, if Krejci’s injury is significant enough, would that prevent David Pastrnak from going to the World Junior Championships, which GM Don Sweeney said that he would last night.
3 games ago, I had confidence in this roster. Now after a 3 game losing streak, and a horrible collapse vs Buffalo, I’m beginning to question the team. I hope Boston will turn it around and that Krug and Krejci are okay.