Boston Bruins Reveal Status Of 2 Key Players Ahead Of Game 5

The Boston Bruins have built a 3-1 series lead against the Florida Panthers despite the ongoing absence of captain Patrice Bergeron (for the entire series thus far) and center David Krejci (for the past two games). But a look at this morning's practice quickly reveals the impending status of each ahead of Wednesday's Game 5. 

Notice that while Bergeron was a full participant at practice with his Bruins brethren, Krejci was skating solo, prior to the team's appearance on the ice. Those are clues unto themselves, but we have more details on their status as well.

For the captain, who skated with Tyler Bertuzzi and David Pastrnak for Tuesday morning's lines at practice, he doesn't see any reason why he won't be on the ice for Game 5.
As for Krejci, there's still more work to be done, according to head coach Jim Montgomery, as the 37-year-old (as of Friday) had more medical tests to complete. 

While the coach said that Krejci is “progressing well” from his upper-body injuries, he added that he won't be available for Game 5, but Game 6 (if necessary) is still a possibility. 

The Bruins will try to wrap up the series tomorrow night at TD Garden. 

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