Krejci 'doing better' but out vs. Winnipeg

Krejci 'doing better' but out vs. Winnipeg
March 19, 2013, 3:15 pm
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WINNIPEG – David Krejci was not on the ice for Tuesday’s morning skate at the MTS Centre, so it was obvious that the Czech center was going to miss the game with the Jets because of an injured right knee. 

Krejci absorbed the full brunt of a Johnny Boychuk slapper to the top of his knee, and it was feared the center might have a broken kneecap. But Claude Julien said on Monday that Krejci was day-to-day with “no broken bones." On Tuesday Julien revealed that Krejci worked out on the stationary bike. 

In other words Krejci is making progress, but he isn’t ready to get back on the ice.

“He’s doing better and that’s a good sign,” said Claude Julien. “He’s not going to play tonight. But he’s been biking, so things are getting better.”

With Krejci on the mind and still a question mark for the final two games of the road trip against Ottawa and Toronto, the Bruins recalled 21-year-old Ryan Spooner from the AHL and he’ll slide into the vacant forward spot between Milan Lucic and Nathan Horton. Interestingly enough, Krejci first established himself as an NHL center five years ago when a back injury to Marc Savard opened the door for him to play down the stretch of the 2007-08 season.

There’s a chance history might be repeating itself if Spooner can seize the reigns and make plays with his bookend power forwards and with a little power play time that might be coming his way. He is clearly the most Krejci-like player that the Bruins have in their organizational pipeline when it comes to up-and-coming talent.