Thu May 06 01:40am EDT
Moments before Miro Satan scored a critical goal in the Boston Bruins' 4-1 Game 3 victory at the Philadelphia Flyers, Mike Richards(notes) may have delivered a critical blow to the Boston lineup with this hit on center David Krejci(notes):
A source told NESN.com that Krejci needed a wheelchair when he left the building, and John Boruk of CSN Philly tweeted that Krejci broke his wrist on the play, will have surgery in Baltimore and is out for the series and likely the season.
Krejci was carrying the puck through the neutral zone and was cleaned out by an open ice hit from Flyers captain Mike Richards. Krejci laid on the ice as the puck popped loose to Lucic, who then found a streaking Satan for the goal.
As Krejci finally made his way to the bench, he appeared to be favoring his shoulder area, but the actual injury is still unknown. After Julien announced that Krejci went to the hospital, there was rampant speculation in the press box that Krejci had suffered a concussion.
The Bruins aren't confirming the report or any specific injury to Krejci at this time, but Joe Haggerty backs up the CSN Philly report. Coach Claude Julien called it a clean hit; and unless you're wearing black and gold glasses on this one, that's hard to dispute.