Well that sucked.
We will have a full Bruins breakdown and a look towards the offseason, but there was a rumor floating around, which has since been confirmed, that David Krejci was going to have offseason hip surgery.
According to Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe, David Krejci has been bothered by a hip injury for the past "20 or so games," which is "related to what he went through last season." Krejci is no stranger to major injuries, as he was limited in 2010 with a wrist injury and last season with a torn MCL.
While the injury is worrisome, Krejci continued to impress in 2015-2016, scoring 63 points (17 goals, 46 assists) during the regular season. Despite missing 10 games, this is the third-highest point total of Krejci's career, and put him in the top 20 in NHL points per game.
Major changes are on the way, and, prior to this injury announcement, it would not have been out of the realm of possibility to see David Krejci packaged in a blockbuster deal to bring a young defenseman to Boston. The 29-year-old is signed through the 2020-2021 season, with a cap hit of $7.25 million.
The timetable for his injury is somewhere in the range of four months, and he is expected to make a full recovery for next season.