The Boston Bruins have confirmed the fears their fans had over the week-en.
For those of you who missed our earlier reports on the topic, veteran Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug was forced to leave Saturday night's contest between the Boston Bruins and the Philadelphia Flyers during the games opening period. At the time we did not know for certain why Krug had left the game but given the sudden nature of his departure it seemed safe to speculate that the veteran defenseman had in fact been injured.
The Bruins would go on to confirm the injury prior to the end of the night, but it was the fact that Krug was spotted leaving the building in a walking boot that really raised the concerns of Bruins fans. At the time we speculated that the walking boot could be the sign of a serious injury and on Monday the Bruins appeared to confirm that news during a media availability.
Bruins general manager Don Sweeney informed the assembled media that the team would be placing Krug on injured reserve and he added that the talented offensive defenseman would miss a minimum of 3 weeks due to his current injury. Now 3 weeks may not sound too bad but based on the wording used by Sweeney today it sounds like the time table for Krug's recovery may be even longer than that. Sweeney was clear to say that Krug would be in a walking boot for 3 weeks but added that he would need to be reevaluated once the boot comes off, and who knows what will come following that diagnosis.
This is of course very bad news for a Boston Bruins team that relies heavily on Krug for both their offensive production at 5 on 5, but even more so when the team is working with a man advantage. Krug has in many ways quarterbacked the Bruins top power play unit for some time now and although the defensive holes in his game can frustrate Bruins' fans at time there are not many who produce at the rate that he does from the blue line.
We'll be keeping you up to date on this injury as more information becomes available.