Bruins defenseman Toery Krug is expected to skate this week for the first time since he injured his ankle in late September, per Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy.
? Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy chats with the media following practice about his defense pairings and the status of Torey Krug's rehab: pic.twitter.com/M1FYnJjSqg
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“Torey is progressing well,” Cassidy said in a press conference Tuesday. “May skate this week, so if he gets on the ice at some point this week, that’s always a step in the right direction.”
Krug injured his ankle in a preseason game against the Philadelphia Flyers on Sept. 29. He was placed in a boot and was set to be re-evaluated this week. The defenseman missed the end of the Bruins’ final playoff game last season due to an ankle injury, but the Bruins have said that the two injuries are unrelated.
“Once he’s on the ice, it’ll give a better idea of when the contact comes and so on,” Cassidy said.
Though Cassidy said that Krug would not be making the trip to Calgary for Wednesday night’s game, there is hope of seeing him on the ice in time for the Bruins’ trip up to Ottawa to face the Senators on Oct. 23.