IRPatrice Bergeron
C BOS
3 days ago

Coach Bruce Cassidy noted Thursday that Bergeron (rib/sternoclavicular) could resume practicing fully as soon as next week.

EDGE Analysis

Bergeron has been skating of late and is clearly trending in the right direction. Cassidy's comments effectively rule the center out for at least the Bruins' next three games, but Bergeron's playing outlook beyond that could brighten as soon as next week, in the absence of any setbacks.

IRPatrice Bergeron
C BOS
3 days ago

Bergeron (rib/sternoclavicular) has been skating of late.

EDGE Analysis

The Bruins posted a video Thursday of Bergeron and Zdeno Chara (knee) working out, with both players appearing to move around pretty well. While that's a step in the right direction for the duo, coach Bruce Cassidy suggested Tuesday that neither player was close to playing at that stage. That said, barring any setbacks, we'd expect more concrete updates regarding Bergeron's potential return to arrive sooner rather than later based on his recent progress.

IRPatrice Bergeron
C BOS
3 weeks ago

Bergeron (ribs) has surfaced on injured reserve, according to the NHL's official media site.

EDGE Analysis

The heady two-way pivot will be checked out again in roughly four weeks. Hopefully, your fantasy league has its own IR spot for which Bergeron can be placed while he's in recovery mode.

IRPatrice Bergeron
C BOS
4 weeks ago

The Bruins confirmed Tuesday that Bergeron -- who is dealing with a rib and sternoclavicular injury -- will be re-evaluated in approximately four weeks.

EDGE Analysis

It's not going to be an easy month for the Bruins, with both Bergeron and captain Zdeno Chara (knee) slated to be sidelined in that span. That's quite the void in terms of experience and leadership. Replacing Bergeron on the team's outstanding first line will be no easy task either, while his absence figures to lead veteran pivot David Krejci being leaned on heavily in both even-strength and power-play situations. Meanwhile, the likes of Joakim Nordstrom, Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson and Sean Kuraly will be called upon to step up and help provide needed secondary scoring in a context where the B's will not be able to roll out a power line centered by Bergeron.

IRPatrice Bergeron
C BOS
4 weeks ago

Bergeron will reportedly miss up to four weeks due to a shoulder injury, per Darren Dreger of TSN.

EDGE Analysis

Bergeron's absence won't be easily managed by a club that is so reliant on its top line -- one which is responsible for 46 percent of the team's point production over its last 15 games. Joakim Nordstrom took Bergeron's spot with Brad Marchand and Jake DeBrusk against Arizona on Saturday, but his hold on that assignment should probably be considered tenuous at best. Bergeron will almost certainly be placed on injured reserve once the team knows more about his expected recovery timeline.

IRPatrice Bergeron
C BOS
4 weeks ago

Bergeron (upper body) will not play Wednesday versus Detroit, Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

The word (or lack thereof) out of Boston regarding Bergeron's status continues to paint a bleak picture, with the veteran forward expected to miss a second consecutive game Wednesday. Considering Bergeron, 33, was sent home from Boston's road trip, the injury is cause for some concern. He'll sit Wednesday and his status beyond that is unknown, however, it's hard to be optimistic knowing so little.

IRPatrice Bergeron
C BOS
1 month ago

Bergeron (upper body) will return to Boston to undergo further evaluation, Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

This news comes as a complete surprise, as several reports released Saturday afternoon indicated Bergeron would be a game-time decision for the evening's matchup with the Coyotes, but the star center will instead fly home to undergo further evaluation by the Bruins' training staff. A more definite timetable for Bergeron's return should be established in the coming days, but it appears as though he may be facing a long-term absence.

IRPatrice Bergeron
C BOS
1 month ago

Bergeron (upper body) will be a game-time decision for Saturday's road outing against the Coyotes, Alan Robinson of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

There are questions about Bergeron's availability since he was banged up against the Stars in Friday's contest. Fantasy owners counting on the 33-year-old have little choice but to set lineups as late as possible to see if he takes warmups.

IRPatrice Bergeron
C BOS
1 month ago

Bergeron scored a goal and added two assists in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Maple Leafs.

EDGE Analysis

One of the helpers came with the man advantage, and the 33-year-old also chipped in four shots, a blocked shot and a plus-2 rating. The Bruins' top line of Bergeron, David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand combined for four goals and nine points on the night, and Bergeron's nine goals and 24 points through 16 games has him on pace to shatter the career-high 73 points he racked up as a rookie back in 2005-06.

IRPatrice Bergeron
C BOS
1 month ago

Bergeron scored his eight of the season as the Bruins fell to the Canucks 8-5 on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

The Bruins had an all-around awful night on defense and even Bergeron couldn't help them. He ended the game as a minus-three, the first time he has posted that bad of a number since Jan. 16, 2017. The Bruins' alternate captain did manage to add to his point totals with a goal 36 seconds into the second period. He also added four shots and a hit during the contest.