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Julien says Bergeron is day-to-day with “body injury”

Jun 23, 2013, 3:57 PM EDT

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Boston’s Patrice Bergeron was able to escape the hospital last night and fly home with the Bruins today after being hurt in Game 5. So just what is wrong with arguably their most important forward? Claude Julien is being cheeky about that.

Julien met with reporters today in Boston and did nothing to clear up what Bergeron’s injury is.

“He’s day-to-day,” he said. “Isn’t that good enough? Day-to-day. [It's] a body injury.”

Ah yes, the mysterious “body injury,” the same ailment Vancouver’s Cory Schneider dealt with in the first-round of the playoffs. Julien expanded a bit more and threw in a compliment for rookie Carl Soderberg.

“What does day-to-day mean? I don’t know if he’ll skate [Monday morning]. He may, and that’s what day-to-day is. I’m trying to be as clear as I can here. At the same time, I like Soderberg’s game. Anybody who knows that this guy hadn’t played in two months and played the way he did should be impressed. I know I was. He had good jump. He had no fear.”

All this means is we’ll be watching closely tomorrow to see if Bergeron hits the ice for morning skate and then again in pregame warm-ups.

  1. nhstateline - Jun 23, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    And people say Claude talks too much. This might be one of the greatest pieces of coaching doublespeak ever. Although it does tell us that Patrice is sane and his spiritual being is also doing well. A “body injury” ? I can’t decide who has it tougher, Claude who has to say this stuff or the media that has to sit with him while he’s saying it.

  2. cfos00 - Jun 23, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    As a Hawks fan, I hope he can play. Just like I hope Toews can play. I would love to see this end with both teams having all of the big guns out there. This has been a great series and some truly fantastic hockey, and want to see that continue. I hope to see both guys on the ice.

  3. bigbadbruins77 - Jun 23, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    Aka “bergie is pretty sore, we’re going to rest him until game 7 or switch him to 4th line with minimal mins, sodo is a big fast swedish sniper and will be taking his spot for now. Phew it’s a good thing we finally signed this guy”

    • valoisjoeybfeld69 - Jun 23, 2013 at 5:42 PM

      Makes no difference because B’s are going to lose the series.

    • hockeyflow33 - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:53 PM

      He’s never going to be on the 4th line

      • greenmtnboy31 - Jun 24, 2013 at 8:44 AM

        And he certainly won’t have to worry about being available for game 7.

        This is unfortunate, Bergeron has really been Boston’s only player of any note. Everyone else is either too slow (Chara) or just not getting the job done (Lucic, Rask, etc…).

        It some sense it’s ironic in that Boychuk tried to take Toews head off on another cheap shot and go away with it and now the Buins. going to be without their only true hockey player.

      • hockeyflow33 - Jun 24, 2013 at 12:19 PM

        Did you honestly just say Rask isn’t getting the job done and expect to be taking seriously?

    • kovodisc - Jun 24, 2013 at 9:15 AM

      Dude you’re crazy if you think Sodabread can just “take his spot” in the lineup. Sure he has some upside, but he is nowhere near the player Bergeron is…especially defensively.

      Claude isn’t going to completely alter all his lines so Bergeron can skate “minimal” minutes with the 4th line. SMH

  4. nothanksimdriving123 - Jun 23, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    Hey, body injuries are among the most serious kinds of injuries an athlete can suffer. Quite often much worse than, you know, the other kinds.
    Looking forward to seeing the home team win this series, oh, early on Thursday.

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