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Bruins’ Bergeron (concussion) on ‘road to recovery’

Apr 10, 2013, 1:43 PM EDT

Patrice Bergeron AP

Some good news for the Bruins on Wednesday, courtesy general manager Peter Chiarelli — concussed center Patrice Bergeron has resumed workouts and is rehabbing his injury.

“I’ve met with Patrice. He’s been working out,” Chiarelli told 98.5 The Sports Hub (by way of “He’s on his road to recovery, so it looks good.”

Bergeron, 27, was injured last week after absorbing a Colin Greening hit during a 3-2 win over Ottawa.

He’s since missed three games (against the Devils, Habs and ‘Canes) and won’t be available this evening when the Bruins travel to New Jersey to take on the Devils (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN).

The concern level for Bergeron within the Bruins organization is high, given his concussion history.

The reigning Selke winner missed nearly the entire 2007-08 season after suffering a concussion on a hit from then-Flyers defenseman Randy Jones.

Bergeron also suffered a concussion during the 2011 Eastern Conference semifinals, which forced him to miss a pair of playoff games — though, as pointed out by CSNNE’s Joe Haggerty, Bergeron only missed 12 days all told with the ailment.

  1. rogersjd16 - Apr 10, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    Can’t come back soon enough Bergie. Heal up! (but be safe)

  2. upyourstodd - Apr 10, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    The Bruins need one of, if not the best two way forward in the league in their line up come playoffs to have any chance at doing anything.

  3. nunan - Apr 10, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    Scary..not so much this one incident, but the combination of all these head injuries for Bergeron. Scary in the sense that his career is in jeopardy..I don’t think he’ll ever allow it to get to the point where is quality of life is threatened. Keep it all in perspective. But, the Bs are in a position to wait it out, even if he is ready. They are close to getting the 4th seed or higher, barring a major let down combined with a winning streak from a team like Toronto..he doesn’t need to come back quickly.

  4. raiderufan - Apr 10, 2013 at 2:01 PM


    Only 2 of the 9 remaining games are against playoff teams….the rest of the guys can hold their own. Just be ready to go for the playoffs!

  5. malvaren18 - Apr 10, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    He better comeback at least with 4 games remaining just to get back in shape for a run at the stanley cup.

    • itsallniceonice - Apr 10, 2013 at 3:05 PM

      As long as he doesn’t rush back. I wouldn’t worry about Bergeron being ready when the time comes though.

  6. wildbillsrodeo - Apr 10, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    Simple fact, the Bruins will not go anywhere in the playoffs without their MVP. Take your time, Bergy, and we’ll see you in the first round!

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