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Back on the ice: Bergeron (concussion) skates

Apr 11, 2013, 11:07 AM EDT

Good news out of Boston, as Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron (concussion) was able to take the ice this morning for a skate.

Courtesy the team’s Instagram feed:


Yesterday, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said that Bergeron had been working out and was on the “road to recovery.”

As for another injured Boston forward, head coach Claude Julien said today that Brad Marchand “was being reassessed by doctors this morning, so we’ll have an update later today.”

Marchand was forced to leave last night’s game versus the Devils after taking an elbow to the head from New Jersey defenseman Anton Volchenkov.

The B’s host the Islanders tonight.

  1. bingram20 - Apr 11, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    Glad to see Bergeron skating again. Hopefully he doesnt rush back Bruins need him in the lineup for the playoffs or they are going no where.

  2. islesjb - Apr 11, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    definitely shouldn’t rush him back. Smart move would be to sit him tonight. Krecji, Seguin, and Raask too.

    • nunan - Apr 11, 2013 at 12:59 PM

      I see you’re an Isles fan so I laughed at this since they play tonight…but I actually think the Bs do need to start giving guys rest. They are almost sure to get a 4 seed or higher. A spot rest for some of their bigger names is probably not a bad idea. Some of those guys have looked awful lately.

  3. digbysellers - Apr 11, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    Now I’m just asking to ask and truth be told I still drag my old ass outta my house each week to play men’s league hockey because I can’t give it up but what’s everybody’s opinion on how much is too much for him to keep playing? He’s had multiple, severe concussions and while he’s a damn good player is it time for him to hang it up or should he just keep going until something happens again? I’m just curious as to what the PHT folks think of a situation like this…

  4. shortsxit34 - Apr 11, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    It’s so hard to tell with head injuries. One bad hit can ruin a life.

    Having said that, if he’s able to live a normal life with no adverse affects or any type of post-concussion symptoms, I think he should play if he’s comfortable with it.

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