Patrice Bergeron
C BOS
1 week ago

Bergeron's second-period goal opened the scoring in a 3-2 overtime loss at Toronto on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Bergeron has made up for lost time after missing five games, as he's now scored five points in the Bruins' past four contests. He's topped 20 minutes of ice time in each of those games, a great sign that he's 100 percent healthy and will continue producing his usual numbers.

Patrice Bergeron
C BOS
2 weeks ago1 Comment

Bergeron had a third-period goal and an early assist in a 4-2 Wednesday loss to the New York Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

10 points at this point in the year is a little low for Bergeron, but he's got the teammates around him who can make him better. It's best to hold on to him now and see what happens moving forward.

Patrice Bergeron
C BOS
2 weeks ago

Bergeron had an assist and five shots in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Capitals.

EDGE Analysis

The perennial Selke Trophy-contender has seven points in as many games to start the season -- although four of those came in an Oct. 19 matchup against the Canucks, so you could be forgiven for thinking Bergeron has been streaky this year. That said, he's flanked by potent offensive wingers like Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak, so there's no reason to think he can't meet -- or exceed -- last season's 53-point mark, so keep playing him as you normally would.

Patrice Bergeron
C BOS
3 weeks ago

Bergeron collected a goal and a power-play assist Monday, but the Bruins took a tough, 4-3 loss to the Blue Jackets in the shoutout.

EDGE Analysis

The four-time Selke Trophy winner has now picked up six points (two goals, four assists) in five games since making his late entrance to the 2017-18 campaign, with the delayed start due to a lower-body ailment. However, it's worth noting that all of his offensive production has taken place over two contests. Expect Bergeron's production to even out as we get deeper into the season.

Patrice Bergeron
C BOS
1 month ago

Bergeron netted a power-play goal and added three assists in his season debut Thursday against Vancouver.

EDGE Analysis

Welcome back. The veteran didn't look at all out of place after returning from a lower-body injury, firing a team-high six shots on goal and leading the Bruins to their third win of the season. He resumed his spot on the top line centering Brad Marchand and Anders Bjork and played on the first power-play unit. Bergeron is one of the more reliable fantasy player in the game when he's healthy, so make sure you get him in your lineup.

Patrice Bergeron
C BOS
1 month ago

Bergeron (lower body) participated in line rushes during pregame warmups, indicating he'll make his season debut Thursday against the Canucks.

EDGE Analysis

Bergeron missed the first five games of the 2017-18 campaign due to a lower-body injury, so he'll likely have some rust to shake off early on in Thursday's contest. However, the 32-year-old pivot's owners shouldn't hesitate to slot him into their lineups, as he'll be occupying his usual role against the Canucks, centering the Bruins' top line and first power-play unit. He'll look to pick up his first point of the campaign against a somewhat stingy Vancouver team that's only allowing 2.60 goals per game this season, ninth in the NHL.

Patrice Bergeron
C BOS
1 month ago

Bergeron (lower body) is considered a game-time decision for Thursday's game against Vancouver.

EDGE Analysis

Confirmation of Bergeron's status for Thursday's contest is thus unlikely to arrive until pre-game warmups, but the veteran pivot, who has yet to suit up in the regular season, is clearly in the day-to-day category at this stage. Whether his return arrives Thursday, or Saturday against the Sabres, his presence would be a welcome one for the Bruins, who have clearly missed both Bergeron and David Backes (who is in line to return to action against the Canucks) out of the gate this season.

Patrice Bergeron
C BOS
1 month ago

Bergeron (lower body) remains in contention to play Thursday against Vancouver, but has yet to practice without limitations.

EDGE Analysis

The reigning Selke Trophy winner donned a non-contact jersey for the second consecutive practice Wednesday, though he did skate in his typical spot on the team's top line, as well as on the No. 1 power-play unit. Thursday's morning skate should be a better indication of Bergeron's chances to make his debut against the Canucks.

Patrice Bergeron
C BOS
1 month ago

Bergeron (lower body) returned to practice Tuesday and has not been ruled out for Thursday's contest against the Canucks, Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston reports.

EDGE Analysis

While it's nice to see Bergeron return to practice, it's worth noting that it was only on a non-contact basis. It would be good to see Bergeron get a full-contact practice in prior to Thursday's game, but it's a good omen that Austin Czarnik and Danton Heinen were both reassigned to AHL Providence on Tuesday to potentially make room for Bergeron and David Backes (illness).

Patrice Bergeron
C BOS
1 month ago

Bergeron (lower body) is shooting to return to action Thursday against Vancouver.

EDGE Analysis

After a lower-body injury held Bergeron out of Boston's first five contests of the 2017-18 season, coach Bruce Cassidy is expecting he'll be close to returning to action Thursday, and is pleased with his injury progression. Riley Nash has been playing alongside David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand the last two games in Bergeron's absence, and Nash will likely continue his first-line role until Bergeron returns.