David Krejci said at Monday’s year-end media availability that he will have hip surgery to repair an issue that has plagued him for the last two seasons.
Krejci first suffered the injury in the final preseason game before the 2014-15 season and was in and out of the lineup over the course of the season. Though Krejci has dealt with other injuries over the past two seasons, correcting the hip is his priority as he begins the offseason.
The surgery will be the same procedure Krejci had in 2009, when Dr. Brian Kelly repaired a hip impingement. Kelly will also be doing Krejci’s upcoming procedure.
Playing in 72 games this season, Krejci had 17 goals and 46 assists for 46 points this season.
In other injury news, Brett Connolly revealed that it was a sprained MCL that kept him out of the Bruins’ last five games, while Dennis Seidenberg missed the final five games of the season due to a strained adductor. Neither Connolly nor Seidenberg will require surgery.