Bruins’ Torey Krug leaves Game 4 after crashing into boards

Torey Krug exits the game after he gets tangled up with Alex Killorn and spills awkwardly into the boards. Krug leads all defenceman in scoring in the postseason.

Boston Bruins defenceman Torey Krug left Friday’s Game 4 against the Tampa Bay Lightning with a lower-body injury.

Late in the third period, Krug slid hard into the boards behind Boston’s net, with both of his legs absorbing most of his weight. He was able to skate off on his own, slowly, and went straight to the Bruins’ locker room.

Krug has been the Bruins most important offensive defenceman all season, including in the playoffs. He had two assists in Friday’s game, which gives him 12 points in the playoffs, the most among all defencemen.

The Lightning ultimately won the game 4-3 in overtime. After the game, Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy didn’t have an update on Krug’s injury, only saying he’ll undergo further evaluation. He was seen in a walking boot leaving TD Garden.

Game 5 between the Bruins and Lightning is Sunday. The Lightning lead the series 3-1.

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