BOSTON, MA –
Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced that earlier today David Krejci
underwent successful hip surgery. The surgery was performed by Dr. Bryan T. Kelly at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, and will force Krejci to miss approximately four to six months.
Krejci established career highs in goals, assists and points this past season with 22-51-73 totals. His 73 points ranked second on the team to Marc Savard
and he was one of three Bruins who played all 82 regular season games and 11 postseason games, along with Savard and Mark Stuart. His 51 assists ranked also second on the team and he led the entire NHL with a plus/minus rating of +37. In 2009, Krejci also received the Bruins Seventh Player Award, given to the player who performs above and beyond expectations.
He appeared in all 11 postseason contests for the Bruins and contributed two goals and six assists.
2008-2009 was the 23-year-old Krejci’s third NHL season. He was originally selected by the Bruins in the second round (63rd overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. In 144 career games played, he has compiled 28-72-100 totals.