Hockey is almost back and the preseason is here. There’s a lot to look forward to this year with the Bruins. I’m really looking forward to seeing some of these younger guys progress another season.
Injuries to defenseman Torey Krug and forward Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson were the only negatives of Tuesday’s 4-2 win over the Red Wings. Even so, Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy doesn’t seem too concerned with their status moving forward.
“Took a shot up in the facial area,” Cassidy said of Krug, who left in the second period and did not return. “Probably have an update tonight or tomorrow.”
Krug, who set a career-highs in assists (43) and points (51) last season, finished the night with two shots on goal and one blocked shot in 9:10 of time on ice.
Forsbacka Karlsson, meanwhile, had an ugly-sounding collision with the boards towards the end of the second period, and was not on the ice in the third period.
“He went into the boards late in the second,” Cassidy said of Forsbacka Karlsson’s situation. “He’s day-to-day, upper body. I think wanted to – did come back and try – I don’t think it’s serious but I can’t speculate. We’ll get another update tomorrow. It didn’t look good, but I don’t think it’s as bad as it looked. Again, we’ll know more tomorrow.”
It doesn’t seem either injury is very serious which is good news for the B’s. The Bruins have 5 more preseason games before opening up the regular season October 5th against the Nashville Predators at TD Garden.