The Boston Bruins have announced that centre Patrice Bergeron will miss at least the next two games with a lower-body injury. Bergeron is dealing with a recurring groin injury which kept him out of two games earlier this month.
Patrice Bergeron Out at Least the Next Two Games
“It’s about playing the right way. That’s what he does and what he shows everybody as a good leader. He plays the way that you have to to win.”
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In 21 games this season, Bergeron has scored eight goals and added 16 assists for 24 points.
He was originally drafted by the Boston Bruins in the second round, 45th overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
Bruins to Take Their Time with Bergeron
Bergeron has been dealing with these issues since last year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs. However, instead of getting surgery, Bergeron elected to get a platelet-rich plasma injection after the Stanley Cup Final.
In an interview coach, Bruce Cassidy said “We just want to make sure when he’s in the lineup he’s not going to put himself at further risk. So the medical staff will stay on top of it and we’ll go from there.”
The club will certainly want to be cautious with Bergeron as they do not want to be without him for an extended period of time. Bergeron is one of the best two-way centres in the game and one of the Bruins’ most important players.
With Bergeron out, David Krejci will fill in on the top line between Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak. He recorded three assists in two games the last time he was given the assignment as the team’s top centre.
The Bruins will also be without Brett Ritchie for the next two games as well. They have recalled forwards Brendan Gaunce and Jack Studnicka from Providence to fill the void. The Bruins will face their division rival Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.
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