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Julien: Bergeron will play Game 6 (En français)

Jun 24, 2013, 12:10 PM EDT

In English, Claude Julien is fairly confident Patrice Bergeron will suit up for the Bruins tonight in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final.

In French, he’s sure of it.

That was the story out of Boston this morning following the morning skate — during the French portion of his media availability, Julien apparently told reporters that Bergeron, injured and hospitalized during Game 5, will be in the Bruins lineup tonight:

Obviously, there’s a translation issue at play, as well as the inflection of language. But in the English portion of his presser, Julien said he was confident Bergeron would play — “Patrice will dress for warm-up tonight, and I’m feeling confident that he’ll play,” was the exact quote — so it’s a pretty safe bet No. 37 will be between Brad Marchand and Jaromir Jagr when puck drops at 8 p.m. ET tonight.

Should be noted, however, that Julien confirmed both Jay Pandolfo and Jordan Caron would take the warm-up tonight. Neither has played this postseason.

  1. imleftcoast - Jun 24, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    Bergeron wasn’t at the morning skate, and Pandolfo practiced with the fourth line.

    • rahavort - Jun 24, 2013 at 1:23 PM

      He wasn’t at the morning skate. But he’ll be in the lineup tonight

      • imleftcoast - Jun 24, 2013 at 4:02 PM

        He’ll be sitting on the bench then since he can’t skate.

      • rahavort - Jun 26, 2013 at 12:17 PM

        He played with a broken rib, torn cartilage and a separated shoulder and STILL wasn’t sitting on the bench

      • pudgalvin - Jun 24, 2013 at 4:38 PM

        I don’t doubt he’ll give it a go, but it’s hard to imagine him being terribly effective. Generally, injuries that require hospital visits don’t get much better after 48 hours.

  2. reefcup - Jun 24, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    Seems to me that the important part of what Julien said is “…That’s my feeling”.

    To leave that part out misleads everyone.

    • betrayedbylife - Jun 24, 2013 at 4:57 PM

      ……that’s how media works.

      flashy headline
      links to other stories
      question/final comment

  3. zetaone - Jun 24, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    Make sure to give him a few jabs to the gut in scrums. You know Chara, Thornton, Marchand, or Lucic would if it were a Blackhawk.

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