The Bruins were able to get through six preseason games without much of a nick. But with less than 10 minutes to go in their seventh and final exhibition the B’s got dinged. Carl Soderberg’s ankle injury which was originally believed to be minor now appears to be bad enough to keep him out of the lineup for tomorrow night’s season opener against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Garden. “There’s some swelling there. We don’t know exactly for sure until that swelling goes down. He’s going to be a little bit longer. I would say doubtful for Thursday. Highly doubtful” coach Claude Julien said after the team’s open practice at the Waterbury Ice Center. Soderberg hit a rut in the ice in the third period of Friday night’s final preseason game in Saskatoon Saskatchewan. Barring a surprisingly quick recovery by Soderberg Jordan Caron will likely step in as the left winger on the third line with center Chris Kelly and right winger Reilly Smith. The news on center David Krejci was a little more promising. Krejci who has missed the last two practices and the preseason finale with back spasms has a good shot to play in the opener. “We’re hoping to see David on the ice tomorrow and we’re optimistic about that” Julien said. If Krejci is unable to play one would assume that the call would go out to Providence for Ryan Spooner who had a good training camp but with the numbers at center being what they are was sent down Saturday to the AHL.
Carl Soderberg injury hurts
Boston Herald | Oct 2