WINNIPEG – David Krejci, dropped by a Johnny Boychuk blast in Sunday’s third period, is day-to-day, according to coach Claude Julien. Krejci did not suffer a fracture when Boychuk’s shot cracked him in the right leg.
However, it is unknown whether Krejci will play Tuesday against the Jets. Krejci was one of nine players not to practice. Krejci received treatment at MTS Iceplex, the Jets’ practice rink.
If Krejci can’t play against Winnipeg, the Bruins could recall Ryan Spooner from Providence. The center leads Providence in scoring (12-33—45). They would have to make the recall promptly to guarantee Spooner arrives in time for the game. There are no direct flights from Providence/Boston to Winnipeg.
If Krejci can’t play and the Bruins don’t bring up a forward, Lane MacDermid would dress against the Jets. MacDermid is the team’s spare forward. Tyler Seguin would most likely move to center, which would bust up the Bruins’ best line.
* Krejci, Milan Lucic, Nathan Horton, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, Zdeno Chara, Johnny Boychuk, Dennis Seidenberg, and Andrew Ference didn’t practice today.
* Ex-Bruin Shane Hnidy visited the dressing room after practice. Shawn Thornton, one of Hnidy’s closest friends, sounded skeptical when his former teammate suggested a sushi restaurant for dinner. Winnipeg is not exactly close to the ocean.