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After agreeing to contract extension with Bruins, Bergeron says recovery ‘going well’

Jul 12, 2013, 11:31 PM EDT

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He was suffering from a broken rib, small puncture in the lung and a separated shoulder, and still he played in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final.

The price paid trying to win it all.

On Friday, after it was announced that Patrice Bergeron agreed to an eight-year extension worth $52 million with the Boston Bruins, the skilled two-way center opened up about the recovery process from his injuries sustained during the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs.

There’s no quick fix, no easy solution. It will take time to for these injuries to heal.

“It’s going well. It’s going the way that it should be. I still have — it’s going to be three weeks next Monday – so I still have another week after that. I need to be off for four weeks,” said Bergeron, according to

“I spoke to the doctors earlier this week, and they said I should not do anything for four weeks.

“It’s longer than expected I guess, but things are going well. I’m feeling good and I can’t wait to start working out again. [I can’t wait] to just get started to get ready for next year.”

  1. neelyisgod - Jul 13, 2013 at 5:13 AM

    That is what a team captain looks like. Its the one thing the B’s left out was giving him the “C” for his jersey.

    • jcmeyer10 - Jul 13, 2013 at 8:59 AM

      They’ve got the jersey with a C on it all ready for when Chara retires.

  2. pastabelly - Jul 13, 2013 at 5:31 AM

    Bergy doesn’t need the C and respects Chara too much. Nothing wrong with a C on Z.

  3. titansbro - Jul 13, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    Yeah, there is no way they’re taking it away from Chara. But there is also no way it goes to anyone other than Bergeron once Chara retires. Both are very deserving.

  4. titansbro - Jul 13, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Plus, I think the C actually is in Chara’s contract.

    • spitfisher - Jul 14, 2013 at 9:08 AM

      I am actually pretty sure it was written into his contract.

  5. superbzer - Jul 14, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    Great to see the resigning of Bergeron and Rask. I have mixed feelings on Ference leaving?! Personally, I think they should of signed Jagr instead of Iginla for the same deal>

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