WINNIPEG, MB - In the third period of Sunday's game in Pittsburgh, Bruins center David Krejci was attended to on the ice and did not return to the bench. There was no immediate update on his condition following the game, but he traveled to Winnipeg with the team, so that was a positive.
On Monday at the MTS IcePlex in Winnipeg, where about half the Bruins skated for practice (Krejci one of the nine B's who did not skate), Coach Julien told media that Krejci "came in for treatment and he's day-to-day."
'There's no broken bones," Coach added. "The damage is from the shot, as you know. But, again, he's getting treatment and we're hoping he'll be back soon. It's nothing serious to the point where we're talking about weeks."
"Right now, we're dealing with it as a day-to-day situation. We'll see how he feels tomorrow and we'll progress from there."
When asked if injuries put more pressure on the "top six forwards" to step up, or if it's a collective team effort, Coach sided with the latter.
"It's a collective team thing. I think it's up to everybody to pick up the slack," he said. "When you look at Ottawa, that's what they've done as a group. They play hard."
"We just got to play harder," Coach added, on what he looks for from his team when injuries arise. "We know the goals aren't going to come at a premium when you've got some goal scorers that are out of your lineup, but at the same time it's one of those things where you've got to collectively get together and work hard. Certain guys have to chip in here and there to help our hockey club and get through it."