David Krejci eyeing return before playoffs

Photo from CBS Boston-David Krejci eyes return

David Krejci, skated for his second straight day on Wednesday afternoon, at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington, Massachusetts where the Boston Bruins practice. He was seen working on taking shots with Boston's strength and conditioning coach. Krejci is now three weeks into his recovery, but seeing him back on the ice this early is a good sign for Bruins fans. Getting David Krejci back in the lineup will add more veteran leadership coming down the final stretch entering the playoffs, but it also brings another strong defense minded forward back to the lineup. Even though it has been a tough go for Krejci this season seeing #46 back on the ice makes an impact when he his healthy. David Krejci probably has another two to three weeks to become fully healthy, as Ryan Spooner will continue to center the combination of Milan Lucic, and David Pasternak.

The goal now for Krejci would be to return for a few tune up games before the end of the season even if that means not as much ice time as he normally would receive. I believe a main goal for Krejci would be to play in these games before the season ends to re-work his chemistry with Lucic and Pasternak, and to get his game legs back up to speed. If Krejci is afforded this opportunity to return with no setbacks it would be nothing but a positive for the Bruins team, and a frightening scenario for any top seeds that may have to face the Bruins. With a Krejci sighting coming to light, and Boston playing their best hockey of the year, welcoming the veteran back to the lineup would be just what the doctor ordered for a potential playoff run.