Krug, who sustained a fractured left ankle in Game 4 of the Bruins' second-round series against the Lightning, won't need surgery but will be in a walking boot for two months, Matt Kalman of NHL.com reports. Given that timetable, the 27-year-old blueliner should be healed up in advance of next season's training camp. Krug, who is under contract with the Bruins through the 2019-20 campaign, is coming off a regular season in which he logged a fantasy-friendly 14 goals and 59 points in 76 games. He'll reprise his key power-play role next season, which assures that the mobile 5-foot-9, 186-pounder will remain one of the more bankable fantasy options at his position.
Krug (left ankle) has been ruled out for the remainder of the Bruins' second-round playoff series against the Lightning. Krug will undergo additional testing to determine the extent of the injury he sustained in Friday's Game 4 loss, but at first glance it looked fairly serious. It will be impossible to fully replace Krug's mobility and up-tempo game, but youngsters Charlie McAvoy and Matt Grzelcyk have the skating ability and puck skills to help fill the void to a certain degree. Meanwhile, Nick Holden will join the Bruins' lineup Sunday in Tampa Bay and play on a defensive pairing with Adam McQuaid.
Krug (lower body) won't be in the lineup for Sunday's Game 5 against Tampa Bay, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic Boston reports. This is a huge blow to Boston's chances of staving off elimination by picking up a road victory Sunday, as Krug has been one of the Bruins' best players this postseason, racking up three goals and 12 points in 11 contests. With Krug unavailable, Nick Holden or Paul Postma will likely be inserted into the lineup for a must-win Game 5.
Krug's injury -- as sustained in Game 4 against the Lightning on Friday -- concerns his lower body and he'll be reevaluated Saturday morning, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports. Krug was helped off the ice by trainers and ended up in a wheelchair after he violently crashed feet first into the end boards during the third period. The Bruins can ill-afford to lose the playmaking defenseman, especially now that the team is down 3-1 in the series.
Krug (undisclosed) exited Game 4 against the Lightning on Friday after crashing into the boards, Amalie Benjamin of NHL.com reports. The 27-year-old looked to be in extreme pain, but he was able to help the Bruins break out of the zone before heading directly down the tunnel. Krug has been remarkable this postseason, posting three goals and 11 points, including an assist in Friday's game. Therefore, a loss of Krug would be catastrophic to the Bruins' blue line as well as their power play.
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