The Bruins got quite a scare midway through the first period of Thursday’s win over the Blue Jackets when David Krejci  lost an edge and was slow to get up after going head-first into the boards on a hit from Brandon Dubinsky.
It was a play that featured no wrongdoing on anyone’s part, just bad luck when a helmetless Krejci remained down on the ice and had to be tended to by trainer Don DelNegro. Krejci didn’t play the rest of the period as he went to a quiet room to be examined under the NHL’s mandatory concussion protocol, but the B’s were able to get him back for the start of the second period, when he took the faceoff and remained in the game without any issues.
Though things looked shaky at the time of the hit, Krejci didn’t seem woozy as he skated off the ice and down the tunnel. Krejci said to a pool reporter following the game that he took no issue with the hit.
“I don’t think it was on purpose,” he said. “I just kind of lost an edge. At the same time, his knee kind of went into my head and then the other side — I think I hit the board [with] my head and my helmet came off.”
Though the Bruins were fortunate to have Krejci back, he had a pretty rough night at the faceoff circle, going 3-for-13 on draws.
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