|David Krejci undergoes succesful hip surgery in NYC||06.04.09 at 5:44 pm ET|
The Boston Bruins announced that B’s center David Krejci underwent successful surgery on his hip to remove an impingement that had bothered Krejci for the balance of the season. The surgery was performed by Dr. Bryan Kelly, the same surgeon that performed hip surgery for Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell, at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.
Krejci is expected to miss 4-6 months with the injury, which could cut into as a much as month of the NHL season in 2009-10. Krejci is expected to remain in Boston for most of the summer as he recovers from the surgery and works to rehab the injury.
Krejci established career highs in goals, assists and points this past season with 22-51=73 totals. His 73 points ranked second on the team to Marc Savard and he was one of three Bruins who played all 82 regular season games and 11 postseason games, along with Savard and Mark Stuart.
His 51 assists ranked also second on the team and he led the entire NHL with a plus/minus rating of +37. In 2009, Krejci also received the Bruins Seventh Player Award, given to the player who performs above and beyond expectations.
He appeared in all 11 postseason contests for the Bruins and contributed two goals and six assists.