April 13, 2012
Krejci survives glass landingBruins forward expecting to play against Caps in Game 2
By MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency
BOSTON - The TD Garden proved to be a real pain in the glass Thursday night for David Krejci.
Krejci was celebrating teammate Chris Kelly's overtime goal in Game 1 when, In a scary moment, a pane of glass that jubilant Boston Bruins fans were pounding on became dislodged and crashed down on Krejci's head.
While he missed practice Friday, both Krejci and coach Claude Julien expect the slick Bruins forward to be back in the lineup for Game 2 on Saturday afternoon against the Washington Capitals at the Garden.
Asked if he had been tested for a concussion, Krejci was elusive.
"Um, I feel good," Krejci said Friday.
"I guess fans got kind of carried away from (Kelly's) goal and it just happened, glass fell," Krejci said. "I look, like, what happened? Because I didn't expect that ... Then I got up, skated away and that's about it."
With the crowd going bonkers at Boston's 1-0 overtime victory, Krejci wasn't quite sure what had just transpired other than something had just clunked him on the noggin.
"I got a little sore neck but other than that I'm good," he said.
Julien said the Bruins were "fortunate it wasn't worse."
While Bruins players were piling on Kelly after winning the game at 1:18 of overtime, goalie Tim Thomas said he was right beside Krejci when the glass came tumbling.
"I thought it came down on his leg," Thomas said. "I was concerned because I saw his leg under there. I had no idea it came down on his head."
Krejci was sporting stitches under his nose Friday but that gash had nothing to do with the pane of glass. The 25-year-old native of the Czech Republic was sliced open when he took a stick in the face from the Caps' Jay Beagle.