Krejci missed Sunday's practice, Amalie Benjamin of NHL.com reports. According to head coach Bruce Cassidy, Krejci is not big on practice and was given a maintenance day Sunday. He'll be fine for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals, scheduled for May 27.
Krejci posted a goal and an assist in a 3-0 victory against the Blue Jackets in Game 6 of the second round Monday. The veteran opened the scoring about midway through the second period, and then picked up an assist on David Backes' goal to put the Bruins ahead by three in the third. With this win, Boston is headed back to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2013. Krejci has four goals and 10 points with 20 shots on net in 13 playoff games this spring.
Krejci (upper body) set up a goal in a 3-2, double-overtime loss to Columbus on Saturday in Game 2. The series is now tied 1-1. Krejci was a hurting unit late in Game 1 and missed the overtime. He seemed fine Saturday, but it was a rough and tough game -- that's never great when you're hurting. Krejci played 21:28 in the contest and finished minus-1 with no shots or hits. He has an extra day to rest -- Game 3 isn't scheduled until Tuesday.
Krejci (upper body) is in the lineup for Game 2 against the Blue Jackets on Saturday, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports. Questions arose about Krejci's availability for this one after he sat out the overtime portion of Boston's Game 1 win, but the veteran center will indeed suit up for Game 2. While he has five points in eight games this postseason, Krejci is still searching for his first multi-point performance and has put only four pucks on net in his last five games.
Krejci (upper body) is considered a game-time decision for Saturday's Game 2 against the Blue Jackets. Krejci centered Jake DeBrusk and Danton Heinen during morning skate, which bodes well for his chances of suiting up for the contest after missing the overtime session of Game 1. However, official word on his status may not arrive until the Bruins take the ice for pregame warmups.
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