Injured David Krejci stays behind

BOSTON -- Bruins center David Krejci left practice early Tuesday with what appeared to be a leg injury, and team president Cam Neely said later on 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston that Krejci did not make the trip to Carolina with the team and that he was being checked out by doctors.

Neely did not say whether Krejci would rejoin the team before Wednesday's matchup against the Hurricanes.

Bruins head coach Claude Julien also told the media he did not know the severity of the injury.

After the Bruins play the Hurricanes on Wednesday night, they travel to Chicago for a game with the Blackhawks on Saturday night.

Krejci has one goal in his first three games, starting the season on the top line again with Milan Lucic and Nathan Horton.

James Murphy covers the Bruins for ESPNBoston.com.