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Bruins’ David Krejci exits after taking stick to head

Oct 27, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46) hunches over and leaves the ice after being injured against the Detroit Red Wings during the second period at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Bruins center David Krejci exited Boston’s home game against the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday was ruled out for the rest of the contest after getting hit in the head with a stick.

The team announced that Krejci has an upper-body injury.

During the second period, Krejci dropped a pass toward a teammate in the defensive zone as he skated along the right side. Detroit forward Michael Rasmussen checked Krejci in the boards, and his stick struck Krejci in the head during the play.

Krejci immediately skated toward the bench, and he did not return for the remainder of the period nor the start of the third.

Krejci, 36, has two goals and six assists in eight games this season. In his 16-season NHL career, all with Boston, he has 217 goals and 521 assists in 970 games.

–Field Level Media