If one of your most important players is going to get injured during a playoff run, you can only hope the injury happens on the ice during competition. When David Krejci was hit in the head during the Bruins overtime win over Washington on Thursday night, his injury happened on the ice. It was not, however, during the heat of battle.
As you can see, fans were celebrating Chris Kelly’s Game 1 overtime winner by banging on and pushing on the glass. We see this form of celebration all the time at hockey games, but this time one of the panes of glass actually popped out and came crashing down on Krejci’s head. From the look of it, it hit him with quite a bit of force.
Bruins radio analyst Bob Beers told 98.5 The Sports Hub that he saw Krejci after the game and “he looked okay,” but we’ll see what happens once the team evaluates him. You would certainly hate to see a player miss any time — especially in the playoffs — because of a fluke thing like that.