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David Krejci doesn’t like being blamed for hurting Sidney Crosby

Sidney Crosby, David Krejci

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby, right, collides with Boston Bruins’ David Krejci (46) along the boards in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)


David Krejci isn’t a big fan of being blamed for freak occurrences.

Such is the case for the Bruins star center when it comes to Sidney Crosby’s latest absence from action. Crosby is out indefinitely as he deals with “concussion-like” symptoms following their game last week.

Crosby singled out catching an accidental elbow from Krejci as the reason why he’s been sidelined and Krejci tells’s Joe Haggerty that he feels horrible about it.

“It kind of sucks that people want to blame me [for Crosby’s concussion],” Krejci said. “It wasn’t intentional. Anyone that watches the replay knows that it was just bad luck. If you watch the video you know I didn’t do anything wrong.”

The video shows pretty clearly that Krejci didn’t do anything wrong and that it was the sort of thing that could happen to any player at any time in any game. If nothing else it shows how quickly things can go wrong for a player coming back from a concussion.

That kind of logical approach won’t fly for some fans who are eager to call out Krejci for knocking out the league’s best player. No one ever said all fans were levelheaded, but in this case cutting Krejci some slack would make a world of sense.