David Krejci injury: Latest update on Bruins forward's Game 6 status

Latest update on David Krejci's status for Bruins-Panthers Game 6 originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

Boston Bruins center David Krejci has missed the last three games of his team's first-round playoff series against the Florida Panthers, but he is making the trip with the B's for Friday night's Game 6 at FLA Live Arena.

"Krejci is traveling with us, and he has a couple of more boxes to check before we can say he's a player," Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery told reporters Thursday.

Krejci, who is dealing with an upper body injury, played the first two games of the series and hasn't been in the lineup since.

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The Bruins have won two of the three games Krejci has missed and they lead the series 3-2. The Panthers staved off elimination with a 4-3 overtime win in Game 5 on Wednesday night at TD Garden.

Pavel Zacha has been the second-line center for the majority of Krejci's absence in this series.