Torey Krug leaves loss to Flyers with upper-body injury

Apr 27, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; Bruins defenseman Torey Krug (47) motions to the official during the third period in game two of the second round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Columbus Blue Jackets at TD Garden. (Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports)

By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com

And the hits just keep on coming for the Boston Bruins.

Already skating without five of their 2019-20 regulars, the B's were dealt another blow late in Sunday's shootout loss to the Flyers, as top-four defenseman Torey Krug left with what the team has termed an upper-body injury.

"He just left late," Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy said after the loss. "I was told, Torey’s off the bench, gone. I didn’t know if he was coming back or not – not very many whistles in overtime, so we managed without him."

On the ice for Boston's late-game power-play opportunity, Krug was more than likely injured on a sequence that saw him sandwiched between Claude Giroux and Matt Niskanen along the boards.

Krug would go on to play another shift after the hit, but was not on the ice at any point during the five-minute overtime frame, which came with shifts for Charlie McAvoy, Matt Grzelcyk, and Connor Clifton at three-on-three before a last-minute penalty kill brought Zdeno Chara and Brandon Carlo on the ice.

"We’ll see how he is tomorrow," said Cassidy. "I still have not talked to the trainers."

The Bruins are scheduled for an 11:30 a.m. practice on Tuesday, and will host the Florida Panthers on Tuesday.

Krug leads all Boston defenders with 13 points through 17 games this season.

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