The Boston Bruins picked up a huge win in Game 1 of their second round playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, but it was not all good for the Bruins in that game. Although the Bruins would eventually hand the Blue Jackets their first loss of these playoffs in overtime, the Bruins were already down a player when they entered the extra frame.
That was because earlier in the game Boston Bruins' veteran forward David Krejci was leveled in the open ice by a thunderous body check from former Boston Bruins teammate Riley Nash. Nash of course spent significant time as a member of the Boston Bruins organization and it is likely for that reason that the hit has caused such a stir among the Bruins fan base, a fan base that now wants Riley's head on a spike. There were serious concerns given the nature of the hit itself that Krejci may have suffered a concussion, something that could have kept him sidelined a long time, but it appears he has avoided the worst of it.
Although Krejci was reportedly listed as questionable for Game 2 following the injury he suffered on the hit from Nash, an injury that the Bruins have only described as an upper body injury, there is now an indication that he has not been too seriously banged up. According to a report from The Athletic's Joe MacDonald David Krejci was back out on the ice this morning as the Bruins held their morning skate ahead of Game 2 against the Blue Jackets. Not only was Krejci out on the ice but he appeared to be a full participant in that practice and was filling in his regular roles in all aspects of the morning skate, a very good sign that he will be ready to go come game time.
Of course Krejci has not officially been listed as a participant for Game 2 and is still being listed as a game time decision as per multiple reports, but given his use this morning in practice it seems highly unlikely that he would sit out tonight's game barring a major set back.