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Bruins' David Krejci is hit by falling glass during celebration

April 13, 2012|By Melissa Rohlin

A celebration following the Boston Bruins' 1-0 overtime win over the Washington Capitals on Thursday evening took a turn for the rowdy.

As Bruins fans celebrated their team's dramatic win, they pushed out a pane of glass that encircles the ice and it fell on David Krejci's head. Each pane reportedly weighs about 125 pounds.

Krejci remained on his hands and knees for a few moments before standing up. He did not participate in Friday's practice. 

"I got a little sore neck but other than that I am good and I'll play tomorrow," Krejci told reporters on Friday. "It just kind of hit me from behind and a little sore neck but other than that, I feel good."

Bruins coach Claude Julien said that he also expects Krejci to play in Game 2 on Saturday.

"He's fine. The glass fell on him yesterday as everybody saw and he was a little bit stiff around the neck area this morning," Julien said. "He was scheduled to skate and I talked to the trainer and together we came to terms that it was better he stayed off so he'll feel even better tomorrow. It was not that hard of a skate so we kept him off. He's scheduled to play tomorrow."

Krejci, a fifth-year center, is the team's third-leading scorer. He had 62 points on 23 goals and 39 assists during the regular season.


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