Every year at the end of a teams season they have one last media session where players discuss injuries and their offseason plan.
David Krejci upper-body injury missed games 1 and 2, knee injury missed half of game 5 and game 6. “Obviously I hurt my knee in that situation,” said Krejci. “The good thing is that it’s the same knee that I injured two years ago, so the recovery will be much faster. We were working to come back some time in the second round, but obviously that’s not the case anymore.” “But, I’m feeling better and I feel like if we had made it through the first round, then I would have started skating the next few days.”
Torey Krug MCL injury missed game 82 and all 6 playoff games. “I feel pretty good now. I feel all right,” “I was really close. I don’t know if the doctors would have let me, but I was close – if not Game 7, then I would have started Round 2 and it was close,” said Krug. “I was working pretty hard to give myself a chance to come back and play and help the team.”
Brandon Carlo concussion missed all 6 playoff games.”I was diagnosed with a concussion and just going through the protocol of that,” Carlo disclosed. “I was trying to be safe with that. You know, there’s a point where you kind of have to worry about the next 20 years rather than this year.” “It was really disappointing. I really wanted to be out there, and it was hard to watch,” said Carlo. “But at the same time, I feel like the guys handled it really well, and the guys who came up and, you know, filled those positions did a good job.”
Adam McQuaid neck injury missed the finals 4 games of the series. McQuaid didn’t mention what the issue with his neck was but one could assume it had to do with a similar area where McQuaid received 25 stitches when he got cut by David Backes skate.
Patrice Bergeron sports hernia played through it all regular season and playoffs. Bergeron wasn’t positive but did mention he may get surgery this offseason on it.
Brandon Carlo said he plans to spend the majority of his offseason in Boston working out with a lot of the guys who stay here. My best guess is he will be skating in the Foxboro Pro League. Notable players who skated there last offseason Jimmy Hayes, Kevin Hayes, Jack Eichel, Noah Hanifin, Jimmy Vessey, Matt Grzelcyk, Scott Darling, Chris Kreider, Charlie Coyle, Rob O’Gara, Kyle Palmeri, Brian Boyle, Tommy Cross and Keith Yandle.
Charlie McAvoy said he plans to spend most of his time here in Boston as well, He will be finishing some credits off at BU (Communications Major) and work out for next season at school. He also mentioned he would be interested in playing for USA at the world championships if asked.