Boston Bruins center David Krejci is day-to-day after taking a huge hit from Columbus Blue Jackets forward Riley Nash during Thursday's Game 1, head coach Bruce Cassidy told reporters postgame, including NHL.com's Amalie Benjamin.
The collision occurred late in the third period, and Krejci didn't take a shift in overtime. Cassidy added he's not in concussion protocol.
Krejci was a force for the Bruins in Round 1 against the Toronto Maple Leafs, collecting two goals and three assists in seven games while anchoring the club's second line. The Czech is a proven playoff performer, having led the postseason in points twice in his career.