After much speculation, the official word from the Bruins is that David Krejci will miss the rest of the playoffs with a dislocated right wrist. Krejci was injured after taking a big open ice hit from Mike Richards in the first period of Game 3. The B's centerman underwent surgery at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore to repair the wrist. Renowned hand surgeon and Flyers team physician Dr. Thomas Graham was at the game and agreed to travel back to Baltimore to perform the surgery. Surgery is needed quickly with this type of injury due to the pressure on the nerves, constricted blood flow to the bones, and pain that first two symptoms create.
John Boruk of Comcast Sports Philadelphia was the first to report that Krejci had a wrist injury and was taken to Baltimore for surgery. He initially reported that it was a broken wrist, but the Bruins announced earlier today that it was dislocation and not a fracture.
This is obviously a huge loss for the Bruins. Krejci was abig part of this team's success in the playoffs. Krejci recorded 8 points (4-4-8) in 9 postseason games and was leading the Bruins in shooting percentage (23.5%).
Either Trent Whitfield or Brad Marchand will likely get the call to replace Krejci in the lineup for Game 4.
In other injury news, defenseman Adam McQuaid suffered a leg injury in Game 3 and is considered "very doubtful" for Game 4.