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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Bruins Injury Update: David Krejci will start the season on IR

By on 10/07/2014 07:15:00 PM

Boston Bruins forward David Krejci is starting the new season on injured reserve, as confirmed on the team's official website. The addition to the list is retroactive to October 4, which means he will not play in the season opener.

It's somewhat unclear what the injury is. Krejci did leave last Saturday's preseason game in the second period. However, head coach Claude Julien did say after the game that the injury was "very, very minor."

“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 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.”

The 28-year-old center played in 80 games for the Bruins last season. He scored 19 goals and added 50 assists. He averaged just over 19 minutes per game.

The Bruins open the season at home on Wednesday, then play on the road on Thursday. The move onto the IR list confirms Krejci will miss both games.

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