Krejci and Miller Skate, Khokhlachev Sent Down


Oct 23, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins center

David Krejci

(46) skates with the puck during the third period against the New York Islanders at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

With every bit of bad news there is an ounce of good news. Today Bruins center David Krejci took to the ice on his own for a little skate around the rink. The skating is the first time the center has been on the ice in a week since taking part in last Thursday’s meeting against the Edmonton Oilers.  Out of the last six games, Krejci has missed five, the Bruins sporting a 4-2-0 record in his absence.

“Nothing has changed on Krejci.  He’s day-to-day.”-Claude Julien

Originally it was reported and speculated that Krejci was sitting out with a hip injury, something that he has had a previous history with and had corrective surgery for in 2009. However, earlier this week coach Claude Julien put those speculations to rest and stated that they are just plain wrong. Whatever the case, the undisclosed lower body injury that has plagued the centerman for the majority of this season seems to be getting better, slowly. While Krejci isn’t taking part in team practices just yet, the upside is that he is making progress.

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Kevan Miller has also been making progress with his injury, travelling with the team and taking part in drills during the Black and Gold practices. While he was placed in a no-contact jersey throughout this week, today he was able to upstand some ‘light contact’, meaning there is some light at the end of the tunnel.

Alexander Khokhlachev who was called upon by the Boston Bruins yesterday morning has since been sent back down to Providence after travelling with the team to Montreal and being a healthy scratch. The call up was on an emergency basis only, in case of an injury or illness suffered by one of the roster players. At first it was speculated that Carl Soderberg had gotten hurt in the Bruins 6-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs, but that was laid to rest as Soderberg took the ice for warm-ups. Khokhlachev is expected to participate in Providence’s game tonight.

While the news is minimal and neither player are ready to be re-inserted in the lineup, some news is good news, especially given the road performance Bruins nation had to endure the past couple of days. While it’s still early in the season, being outscored 11-2 is still something that shouldn’t be taken lightly.