Two days after suffering a concussion after a T.J. Oshie hit sent him headfirst into the halfwall boards, David Krejci was feeling much better, according to the Bruins' John Bishop.
According to General Manager Peter Chiarelli, Krejci suffered a "moderate" concussion (formerly a grade 2) and did not lose consciousness. The Bruins' number one center is due to be re-evaluated today.
The 24-year old Czech native is due to miss "at least a week." In the meantime, Patrice Bergeron will center Nathan Horton and Milan Lucic; Blake Wheeler will move up to play pivot for Mark Recchi and Jordan Caron, and Daniel Paille will replace Wheeler on the third line alongside Tyler Seguin and Michael Ryder.
While the Bruins hope to have Krejci back as soon as possible, it's a guarantee that - after the trouble they've seen with Marc Savard - they won't rush him back to the ice.
"We've dealt with these situations before and we'll continue to deal with them," said head coach Claude Julien. "I think we're capable of (compensating for the loss)."