Boston Bruins’ David Krejci, Kevan Miller out vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Feb 3, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46) against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Bruins forward David Krejci and defenseman Kevan Miller will not play in Sunday’s outdoor game against the Philadelphia Flyers in Stateline, Nevada.

Krejci sustained a lower-body injury in the Bruins’ 3-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Thursday.

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Miller will sit out as a means to rest his surgically repaired knee. He has played in 15 games this season after missing the 2019-20 season due to the injury.

“It was just one of those where we thought there was a break in the schedule, a six-hour flight and then a bus ride, Friday and Sunday,” Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said of Miller. “To miss this one game and get that week of sort of recovery, it’s one of those, I think they call it ‘load management’ in the NBA. … We fully expect him to be in the lineup for us in New York (against the Islanders) on Thursday and ready to go when we practice when we get back to Boston.”

Krejci, 34, has recorded 10 assists in 15 games this season for the Bruins, with five of those coming in four contests against the Flyers. He has 696 points (207 goals, 489 assists) in 926 career games, all with Boston.

Miller, 33, has two assists this season to boost his point total to 69 (12 goals, 57 assists) in 339 career games with the Bruins.

Forward Jack Studnicka and defenseman Urho Vaakanainen will be inserted in the lineup for the Bruins, with the latter making his season debut.

–Field Level Media