David Krejci underwent a procedure on his left hip back on April 25.
With Krejci's recovery time estimated at this time to be about five months, the playmaking center appears to be on track to be ready to play in time for the start of the 2016-17 season, barring any setbacks.
Krejci, who turns 30 on April 28, finished up the 2015-16 season with 17 goals and 63 points in 72 games played while recording a plus-4 rating. Per the report, Krejci's left hip bothered him for the last 20 games or so of the B's recently-completed campaign, and the issue was related to an injury that he dealt with last season. Moreover, it's worth noting that Krejci underwent the same type of surgery on his right hip six years ago, with the play-making center relaying that he's "looking forward to getting (the upcoming procedure) done and be the player (he) can be, with nothing holding (him) back." While Krejci was able to play through his hip issue down the NHL stretch run, Monday's revelation that he was dealing with an injury during that span shouldn't be surprising to those who watched the B's on a regular basis this season. Finally, there's been nothing to suggest that the procedure will impact Krejci's status for the 2016-17 season, and assuming a full recovery, he should be poised for a bounce-back campaign.
Krejci's supreme awareness on the ice has led to 46 helpers on the year, which has him hovering just outside the top 10 forwards in that category. He's the type of player you can build a fantasy team around.
David Krejci recorded two goals and two helpers for a career-high four points in Friday's 6-5 win over the Blues.
Krejci, who had missed Wednesday's practice, ended up seeing 20:32 worth of ice time Friday, while centering Matt Beleskey and David Pastrnak. Next up for Krejci and the Boston Bruins is a road game in Chicago on Sunday, followed by three home tilts to close the team's regular season slate. To date, Krejci has notched 17 goals and 60 points in 68 games to date, a mark that places the slick pivot second in scoring on the Bruins, behind Patrice Bergeron (64 points).
Krejci missed Wednesday's practice, but returned to the ice Thursday, putting him firmly on track to play Friday. Of course, we're at the time of the season where scores of NHLers are playing through minor or nagging injuries and it's quite possible that's case here. Still, with the