The Boston Bruins once again will be without David Krejci on Saturday, but at least they have a little more notice this time around.
The Bruins center tried to give it a go in warmups before Game 1 of Boston’s Stanley Cup playoffs first-round series with the Ottawa Senators, but he was a late scratch. Krejci also will miss Game 2 on Saturday afternoon in Ottawa, interim head coach Bruce Cassidy told reporters Friday afternoon.
UPDATE: Bruce Cassidy says that David Krejci will be “unavailable” for the Bruins tomorrow against the Senators. https://t.co/K55diwoYy7
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The Bruins were able to pull off a game 1 win without Krejci, but there’s no doubt they feel the effects of him being out of the lineup.
There was some good initial news for the Bruins, though, as defenseman Colin Miller was on the ice for the practice. Miller was the recipient of a knee-on-knee hit from Mark Borowiecki in Game 1. Miller did return to the game after missing about 10 minutes. Miller started Bruins practice but ended up leaving according to report.
Colin Miller has not been taking line rushes. Testing the leg/knee, chatting with trainers. Now coming off ice
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