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David Krejci has sore neck, will likely play in Game 2

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  April 13, 2012 01:21 PM

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A pane fell onto Bruins center David Krejci as Bruins players and fans celebrated the Bruins' 1-0 victory in overtime against the Washington Capitals Thursday. (Elise Amendola / AP Photo)

David Krejci didn’t practice today because of a sore neck. Krejci was flattened by a pane of glass jarred loose by celebrating fans after Chris Kelly’s overtime winner in Game 1. Krejci fell forward after the glass struck his back.

“I looked at what happened. I didn’t expect that to happen,” Krejci said after the glass fell. “I got up and skated away.”

Claude Julien explained that after consulting with his trainers, he decided to keep Krejci off the ice today.

“He’s scheduled to play tomorrow,” Julien said. “It’s really not that big of an issue, even though it seems to be right now. He’s fine.”

“It was a fluke accident,” Julien added. “It’s unfortunate. In a way, we’re kind of fortunate it wasn’t worse than what it is. With the weight of that glass, it could have been a lot worse. It could have been a lot more damaging. But he’s fine. We probably dodged a bullet there.”

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