NHL Rumors: Veteran Center Not Returning To Bruins

For much of this year, many Boston Bruins fans wondered if David Krejci would return to the team after his season in the Czech Republic. Yet, it has now been confirmed by Don Sweeney that it will not be coming to fruition. 

The Bruins have yet to find a second-line center to replace Krejci, so it's understandable that there was speculation about him returning. However, the 35-year-old has decided to stay home in the Czech Republic with his family from here. 

Even if they signed Krejci to a contract, there was no guarantee that he would have remained a Bruin. Because he was an international free agent, he would have had to clear waivers before joining the club. When remembering that he was still a quality 2C just last season, it's unlikely that another contender wouldn't have scooped him up. 

In 962 career games with the Bruins, Krejci had 215 goals, 515 assists, and 730 points. Perhaps a reunion could occur later down the road, but it will definitely not be happening for the Bruins' playoff push. They will now be looking for another forward elsewhere. 

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