Peter Chiarelli has stated that Krejci’s concussion is considered “moderate”. That may be an indication that his concussion will keep him out longer than just one week.
Brian McGratton has been placed on waivers for the purposes of sending him to Providence. This move is clearly for cap purposes and roster limitations, so expect to see either Joe Colborne or Zach Hamill get called up. However, at the same time, knowing how Claude Julien likes to coach, seeing Jeremy Reich with the club would not be a surprise either.
With Krejci out, Blake Wheeler has moved to center. Wheeler has the size an speed to play center, but his smarts and awareness may make this a difficult transition. With Wheeler now at center, Daniel Paille is now forced back into the lineup. Here is the rest of the lineup: