Krejci Hip Speculations are ‘Wrong’


Oct 30, 2014; Buffalo, NY, USA; Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46) shoots the puck against the Buffalo Sabres during the first period at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

“There’s a lot of speculation out there, and I’m going to say that the speculations are wrong.”-Claude Juien

As we previously stated from a report from DJ Bean, David Krejci has been sitting out with a reported hip injury and has missed four of the last five games. Upon conclusion of the Bruins practice today before they head to Toronto to kick off a two-game road trip, we learned that the top line center would not be accompanying the team. Claude Julien also made a point to comment on the reports, stating that they are in fact incorrect.

“He’s not going to make the trip, so he’s definitely out for the next two,” said Claude Julien of upcoming back-to-back road games against the Maple Leafs and Canadiens. “I’m not going to comment on it. There’s a lot of speculation out there, and I’m going to say that the speculations are wrong.”

Whatever the injury is, it has been bad enough to keep him out of the line up for the first three games of the season and so far a handful through the beginning of November. While he did take to the ice against the Oilers Thursday night, he has yet to return back to action, giving the impression that he had a setback by returning too soon to action.

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While the hip injury is plausible given the centerman underwent hip surgery in 2009 and reportedly missed the first three games of the season with a hip injury, Julien is insistent that those reports are wrong. Whatever the case, there is a big hole to fill as the top line center.

On the other hand, Kevan Miller took part in today’s practice. While he remains in a no-contact jersey, he is said to be travelling with the team on their road trip.

“He’s getting better all the time and right now it’s better for him to practice with us in a team concept,” Julien said. “He can do all the flow drills like this morning but staying out of the battle ones for now.”

Miller has been missing from the Bruins blue line since October 18 after he left the game against the Sabres following a fight. It is believed that Miller injured his shoulder when he hit the ice with an awkward landing, dislocation it out of place.