Exit interviews for the B's: Lucic not sorry for what he said, Kelly had herniated disk, Iginla wishes to be back
It's clean-out-your-locker day for the Bruins at the TD Garden, and with it comes the exit interviews before the players, team and the media embark on the off-season
To jump right at it, the players are now willing to disclose previously unknown information, as well as provide their candid views on what could have been for the Black and Gold, as well as hopes of making a possible return.
Milan Lucicisn't sorry for what he said in the handshake line, stating "I'm not sorry I did that...It's unfortunate especially what's said on the ice stays on the ice. That code was broken. I'm not the first the guy to do it....Not sorry." Lucic will also go for an MRI on his left wrist after hurting it in Game 7.
Forward Chris Kelly was injuried in the final week of the season on April 8 vs the Minnesota Wild and never returned to action since sustaining the injury, one the Bruins called "back spasms." It turns out Kelly was suffering from a herniated disk, which is why the injury kept him for the rest of the season. He will likely need surgery for the injury.
Bruins captain Zdeno Chara acknowledged that he indeed suffered an injury to his hand, but he told reporters that he does not need surgery. ESPN Boston's Joe McDonald mentioned that Chara was making an extra effort to keep his left hand in his pocket through the interview session.
Defenseman Dennis Seidenberg said that had the Bruins beaten the Canadiens, he would have been ready to play in the Eastern Conference Finals. Seidenberg also said that from day one of his injury, he knew he had a chance to make a return this season if the Bruins made it deep enough in the postseason.
Jarome Iginla stated that he would love to be back playing for the Bruins next year, as he believes the Bruins "will be a force a long time." Iginla said he still feels like he could play a few more years, but The Globe's Fluto Shinzawa surmizes the Bruins would only offer the 36-year-old winger a one-year-deal for next season.
Rookie forward Matt Fraser suffered a broken foot...with the Providence Bruins. Fraser blocked a shot in Game 1 of the P-Bruins' playoffs, then proceeded to play the rest of the postseason with the injury. He will need surgery in the off-season to repair the damage.
Forward David Krejci didn't mince words when asked to describe his play this postseason, saying "It's no secret I had zero goals in the playoffs. There are always ups and downs, but it was hard to keep your mind away from it."