WILMINGTON -- The Bruins two most important players recovering from surgeries, Torey Krug and David Krejci, are both on track midway through their rehab and recovery with training camp still a couple of months away. Krug had surgery on his right shoulder on April 21 with a six-month timetable for recovery that could force him to miss a few games at the start of the regular season, and Krejci had April 25 surgery on his left hip with a five-month timetable for recovery.
The recovery from surgery could force Krejci to miss the World Cup of Hockey for his Czech Republic team, but shouldn’t have an impact on being ready for the 2016-17 regular season. Don Sweeney said at the end of Bruins development camp that both players were “doing very well” in their recovery.
“Both doing very well,” said Sweeney. “I see Torey pretty regularly because he’s been around all summer. David just went down to Carolina for a few weeks.
“[Krejci’s] rehab has gone very well. He’s got it set up down there for a little bit but he’s popping back up. Our doctors, our medical staff, they’re very comfortable where both those players are at in their rehab process.”
Both players and their injuries come with some level of concern for the Black and Gold: Krejci is 30 years old and has now had surgeries on both of his hips during his NHL career after logging a lot of miles as a frontline center over the last nine years, and Krug required a significant surgery on his shoulder after just one season of top-4 defenseman duty at 5-foot-9, 181-pounds.
Clearly the Bruins are counting on both players to be healthy and major producers for a hockey club that will need both for their creative offense, and for their all-around play as major contributors at both ends of the ice.