David Krejci Injury: Updates on Bruins Star's Recovery from Hip Surgery

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Boston Bruins' David Krejci during the third period of the Boston Bruins 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals in an NHL preseason hockey game in Boston Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
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Boston Bruins star forward David Krejci had surgery during the offseason to repair a hip injury that bothered him during the 2015-16 season.

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Krejci's Recovery Timetable Revealed 

Tuesday, May 3

Krejci had successful surgery on April 25, and the timeline for his recovery is currently at five months, according to Joe Haggerty of CSNNE.com. 

Krejci Has Dealt With Various Ailments During NHL Career

He suffered a partially torn MCL last season and was limited to 47 games. He also dealt with a major injury in the 2010 playoffs when he dislocated his right wrist. Per the teamKrejci's hip has bothered him for the past "20 or so games" and is "related to what he went through last season."

Despite those ailments, Boston felt fine about investing in Krejci with a six-year contract extension prior to last season. The center has rewarded the Bruins' faith thus far, scoring 63 points (17 goals, 46 assists) during the regular season. 

As such a key contributor to Boston's 2011 Stanley Cup run, his combination of past production, experience and leadership can't be replaced.

If the Bruins are meant to bounce back from missing the playoffs in consecutive seasons, they'll need Krejci healthy next season. Hopefully, the offseason is enough time to get him back in the lineup.