David Krejci doubtful for Saturday vs. Blues

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 12: David Krejci #46 of the Boston Bruins looks on during the first period of Game One of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com

Bruins center David Krejci skated in practice once again in Friday, but appears unlikely to play in Saturday's 2019 Stanley Cup Final rematch between the Bruins and Blues at TD Garden, according to Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy.

"I put him as doubtful for [Saturday]," Cassidy told reporters after Friday's practice at Warrior Ice Arena. "But at least he's on the ice with the team, so that's step one. Then it becomes does he travel to New York after the game, will he be ready for that quick turnaround, or will it be Tuesday?"

Krejci, who was in a non-contact sweater for Friday's session, has missed the last three games due to injury after leaving the team's Oct. 14 win due to a lower-body injury. The Bruins have posted a 2-0-2 without Krejci in action this season, and are coming off a 4-2 victory over the Maple Leafs on Tuesday night.

The Blues will come to Boston down a top-sixer of their own, too, as Vladimir Tarasenko will miss this game due to an upper-body injury of his own.

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