Boston, MA --
Boston Bruins center David Krejci
said yesterday that he is at 99% after a wrist injury that prematurely ended his 2010-11 season.
| Krejci |
Krejci hurt his wrist during last year’s playoff series against the Philadelphia Flyers, but after the first day of Bruins training camp, the Czech Republic native said he is feeling strong.
“Today felt really good," said Krejci on Saturday. "I was shooting and did some battle drills, so I was very happy.”
Krejci is skating in training camp without a brace.
“I didn't wear anything [extra]. Just a little tape job,” he said.
Krejci said he has been working hard for the last month to get back to the condition he was in at the end of last season when he and the B’s were legitimately fighting for a spot in the Stanley Cup Finals.
“I’ve been skating for a month," said Krejci. "Obviously, it’s not [exactly where] I want it to be, but my motion is there and everything.
"I can shoot. I just need the wrist to be a little stronger.
“It’s getting there.”
He explained what it is like being back in action on the ice at the Garden after an injury.
“After an injury, the first time you’re on the ice, it feels very, very bad," said Krejci. "But after that, if felt great.
“It felt better every day...[and] every week, I was seeing some big progress, so I was happy about it.
"Now I’m at about 99%.”
The Boston B’s first two season opening games against the Coyotes are being played in Prague, Czech Republic on October 9 and 10 and Krejic hopes he will be at 100% to play in his native country.
“I feel more comfortable every day," said David. "And I feel like my shot is getting better every day, too.
"It should get to 100% very soon.” ---Taylor Walker