UPDATE: Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy didn't have an update on Krug's status after the game.
"[Krug] left the game, first period intermission I was told he wasn’t coming back. Lower body injury. I haven’t seen him since," Cassidy said. "I was just watching the highlights of the third period, lowlights I guess is probably a better term. So I have no idea. I assume if there’s something there it’ll be updated [on Sunday]."
BOSTON -- Torey Krug had to leave the final game of the Bruins preseason in the first period with a “lower body injury”, according to the team. That should be filed under the “much less than ideal” heading with Krug only appearing in his second exhibition game of training camp after working his way back from a fractured ankle suffered in last spring’s playoffs.
Krug had one shot attempt in 5:28 of ice time in the first period and had combined with Kevan Miller to fumble the puck behind the Boston net leading to a Philadelphia goal in their battle with the Flyers at TD Garden. The offensive D-man exited the ice during the first period and then wasn’t seen again for the opening 20 minutes. By the time the second period was over, the Bruins had announced that Krug wouldn’t be coming back into the game.
Krug’s absence led to Urho Vaakanainen getting some power play time in his absence, but clearly it’s a danger sign if the banged up D-man is suffering from another lower body injury just after returning from one. With Matt
Grzelcyk (lower body) also banged up physically and unable to play, it might actually leave a scenario where the Bruins could potentially keep a youngster like Urho Vaakanainen on the roster until both of the other left side D-men get healthy.