By Joe Haggerty
UPDATE: A source has indicated to Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty that the mystery injury Krejci sustained today in practice was a knee injury. Krejci was not hit, but caught an edge on the ice, and the knee gave. The Bruins are awaiting test results on the severity of the injury. The best case scenario would be a knee sprain, which would keep him out a couple of weeks.
Krejci has not made the trip to Carolina for tomorrow's game against the Hurricanes, the Bruins announced.
WILMINGTON -- Very few media or players attending Tuesday mornings practice actually saw it happen, but David Krejci left the practice ice early with some kind of body injury, according to Bruins coach Claude Julien.
Different observers thought it was either a leg or his ribs that the talented top line center was favoring, but either way theres something amiss physically and Bs coach Claude Julien wouldnt rule out Krejci missing the upcoming two-game road trip when asked point blank.
"I dont know. I cant really talk on the severity of it right now, said Julien. We'll know more this afternoon when we find out more.
Krejci and his linemates Milan Lucic and Nathan Horton had slumped out to a slow start for the Bruins in the first three games of the season with two points, a minus-6 and only 13 shots on net between them. Claude Julien had actually toyed with the idea of breaking the line apart after the listless 1-0 loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Monday afternoon, but the trio was still skating together at Tuesdays practice at Ristuccia Arena until Krejci was helped off the ice.
If the Krejci injury keeps him out of games then it might be as good a time as any to try 19-year-old Tyler Seguin with the heavy-hitting wingers as a change of pace from business as usual in their first three games.