Boston Bruins Make Wise Decision Holding Chara, Krejci out of Western Road Trip

December 1st, 2014 by Al Daniel Leave a reply »

The Boston Bruins are not going to have Zdeno Chara and David Krejci as they know them available in the near future. Therein sits a vital distinction from potentially having the injured top defenseman or the injured top center available to play at all this week.

As the team’s website confirmed Saturday afternoon, Boston’s brass understands that distinction. Both players will stay behind for the team’s week-long road trip to start the new calendar month.

Accordingly, the baptismal fire will burn for at least another week’s worth of games. But this team can afford that, especially if it means building Chara and Krejci back to the top of their game before the halfway mark of 2014-15.

Once the Bruins are finished with those four road tilts, they will have four days to return home and prepare for a Dec. 11 visit from the Blackhawks. That should mean an opportunity to give Chara and Krejci a chance to log multiple practices and embark on that game in more of an opening-night form.

Barring any new aggravation, the ensuing weeks should witness a gradual return to top-tier and top-line form. Base ...

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