OUTPatrice Bergeron
C BOS
2 months ago

Bergeron is bouncing back from groin surgery that he underwent earlier this June, NHL.com's Dave Stubbs reports.

EDGE Analysis

Per the report, Bergeron experienced some issues related to a groin injury he dealt with this past season once he began his offseason training. The veteran center expects to be ready for the start of training camp in September, so there's nothing to suggest that Bergeron's procedure will affect his regular-season status. Bergeron, who finished third in voting for the Selke Trophy, awarded to the NHL's best defensive forward, is coming off a strong 2017-18 campaign in which he notched 30 goals and 63 points in 64 games, while centering one of the league's top lines, flanked by Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak. The 32-year-old is under contract with the Bruins through the 2021-22 season, at an annual cap hit of $6,875,000.

OUTPatrice Bergeron
C BOS
3 months ago

Bergeron (groin) will avoid undergoing offseason surgery, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic Boston reports.

EDGE Analysis

A groin issue that occurred initially in October returned during the playoffs and there was initially questions whether or not a procedure would be required. That riddle has been solved and it now becomes a question of how long his rest and recovery will be. There's no indication at this point that the veteran pivot is in danger of missing time to begin the 2018-19 regular season, but more information on his status should surface when training camp starts up.

OUTPatrice Bergeron
C BOS
3 months ago

Bergeron had a past groin injury flare up during the playoffs, and it could require surgery to repair, Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston reports.

EDGE Analysis

The same issue forced the star center to sit out five games during October and he's hoping that a plan of rest and rehabilitation will be enough to avoid going under the knife. Bergeron has famously played through brutal injuries in the past, so it's really no surprise that he was stellar even at less than 100 percent during the postseason, tallying 16 points in 11 tilts.

OUTPatrice Bergeron
C BOS
3 months ago

Bergeron was all over the ice, scoring twice and recording seven shots on goal during a 4-3 loss to the Lightning on Friday. The Lightning lead the second-round series 3-1.

EDGE Analysis

When the top line has been firing on all cylinders for the Bruins this postseason, they've won, but that wasn't the case Friday. The No. 1 Bruins line scored three times and accounted for five points, and yet, the Lightning won 4-3. Bergeron now has six goals and 15 points in 10 playoff games, but he'll likely need to add to that in Game 5 if the Bruins are going to extend their season.

OUTPatrice Bergeron
C BOS
4 months ago

Bergeron didn't find the back of the net in Game 2, but he did earn a helper to extend his postseason point streak to three games.

EDGE Analysis

Bergeron notched three goals and three assists in the three games prior to Monday's contest and distributed another in Game 2 to bring his total to 12 during the current playoff run. The veteran pivot is paying early dividends to those who own him in playoff pools and he and the Bruins could be in line for a deep run after stealing the opening match of the series in Tampa.

OUTPatrice Bergeron
C BOS
4 months ago

Bergeron scored twice and added an assist in Saturday's 6-2, Game 1 win over Tampa Bay in the Eastern Conference Second Round.

EDGE Analysis

Big game Bergeron delivered again -- it's his second straight three-game outing. He has 11 points in seven games and his line has been outstanding. The trio of Bergeron, Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak had 11 points Saturday in Game 1. They started their series against the Leafs in exactly the same way.

OUTPatrice Bergeron
C BOS
4 months ago

Bergeron scored a goal and had two assists in a 7-4 Game 7 win over the Maple Leafs on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

After notching five points in the first two games of this series, Bergeron had been held scoreless for three games, and also missed a contest. He got back on the score sheet at the perfect time for the Bruins, including notching his first goal of the series. Now he's fully healthy and heading for a matchup with the Lightning.

OUTPatrice Bergeron
C BOS
4 months ago

Coach Bruce Cassidy indicated Monday that Bergeron (upper body) and his teammates look healthy and ready to go for the Bruins' evening tilt against the Maple Leafs, Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston reports.

EDGE Analysis

While Anders Bjork (shoulder) and Brandon Carlo (ankle) are out for the season, it looks like the rest of the banged-up Bruins on the team's active roster, including Bergeron, will be available for Monday's Game 6. In his return to action Saturday after missing one contest, Bergeron logged 20:57 worth of ice time in Boston's 4-3 loss to Toronto, while centering the team's top line.

OUTPatrice Bergeron
C BOS
4 months ago

Bergeron (upper body) will play Game 5 against the Maple Leafs on Saturday, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic Boston reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bergeron sat out Game 4 in Toronto, but he'll be ready to return home and look to close out the series. The 32-year-old pivot dished out five assists in the first three games of the series, including a four-point performance in Game 2. Bergeron's always a top-tier pick on a line with Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak, as the trio combined for 228 points this season.

OUTPatrice Bergeron
C BOS
4 months ago

Bergeron (upper body) practiced in his usual No. 1 power-play capacity Saturday morning, ahead of Game 5 against the Maple Leafs, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports. Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy liked what he saw, telling reporters, "I anticipate he'll play."

EDGE Analysis

Reports surfaced Friday indicating that Bergeron will be a game-time decision for a potential series-clinching win over the Buds, but it certainly bodes well that he was back at practice with the regular power-play contributors.