David Krejci’s status for next Thursday’s season opener appears to be coming into focus.
The Boston Bruins center left Monday’s preseason game after falling awkwardly during his second shift of the night. The injury was described as a lower body issue, but little had come out about the ailment since, though head coach Bruce Cassidy never sounded overly concerned.
The 33-year-old did not skate in practice Tuesday or Wednesday.
The Patriot Ledger’s Mike Loftus shared the latest update he received from Cassidy on Wednesday.
Krejci played in all but one game during the 2018-19 campaign between the regular season and playoffs. He posted 73 points in the regular season, matching a career high.
Who exactly joins Krejci and Jake DeBrusk on the second line isn’t totally clear, though Karson Kuhlman appears to be the clear front-runner for that vacancy.