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Sunday, September 29, 2013
Krejci, Soderberg sit out; Johnson waived

By Joe McDonald

BOSTON -- After missing Saturday’s preseason finale due to back spasms, Bruins forward David Krejci did not participate in Sunday’s practice at TD Garden.

Teammate Carl Soderberg also missed practice with an undisclosed injury.

“Right now I would say day-to-day,” Julien said after practice regarding Krejci's status. “Maybe as we move forward it might be better. To be honest with you, Krecj, I think it might be better. With Carl, I’m not sure yet, because the injury was suffered when he hit a rut the other night. It’s still up in the air as far as the seriousness of it. So we had first deemed it minor now it’s questionable.”

Prior to Sunday’s practice, the team announced it had waived forward Nick Johnson in hopes he would clear and could be assigned to Providence of the AHL. Johnson played well during training camp and the exhibition season, but there simply wasn’t enough room on the roster.

“It’s not an easy conversation, no doubt,” Julien said. “It’s one of those things that those kind of players understand. The little bit of time I’ve got to know him, he’s a real quality person, and in his mind he says, ‘I’m going to keep working hard because I have a feeling I’m going to be back here this year.’ So there’s confidence in his voice and determination and that’s what you want to hear. So I know he’s disappointed and you would hope he’s disappointed, but at the same time he seemed to have the right attitude to work his way back here.”