Bruins coach Claude Julien told reporters Monday that forward David Krejci suffered no broken bones when he was injured in Sunday's game, and is listed as day-to-day, according to the team's Twitter feed. The coach added that the team’s top-line centerman received treatment and hopefully he’ll be back soon, according to @NHLBruins.
Krejci was one of nine players who sat out practice on Monday afternoon in Winnipeg, according to the team.
Krejci needed to be helped off the ice late in the third period during Sunday’s 2-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center. He was hit in the right knee area by a slap shot off the stick of teammate Johnny Boychuk. Krejci was camped out in front of the Penguins’ net when he got hit.
Pittsburgh goalie Tomas Vokoun quickly signaled toward the Bruins’ bench for help. Trainer Don Del Negro tended to Krejci, who was then helped off the ice by teammates, favoring his right leg.
Krejci is tied for the team lead with seven goals and 17 assists for 24 points.
To fill Krejci's spot, the team recalled forward Ryan Spooner from Providence on Monday afternoon. It's the second recall of the season for the 21-year-old centerman, who leads the P-Bruins with 45 points and 33 assists in 50 games this season.