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Bergeron feels ’95 percent,’ should be ready for Bruins training camp

Aug 25, 2013, 6:21 PM EDT

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Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron might have entered the 2013 offseason with the largest list of injuries to heal from of any NHL player,* but the good news is that he’s almost there.

In fact, the 28-year-old forward provides an amusingly specific assessment of his condition: he’s at about 95 percent. The CBC’s Tim Wharnsby provides Bergeron’s full comment via Sunday’s Team Canada press conference.

“I’m about 95 per cent,” Bergeron said. “I’ve been on the ice and feel confident I’ll be ready for training camp and the start of the season.”

This falls in line with Bergeron’s optimistic – if impatient – update from a couple weeks ago, which followed the news of the Bruins handing the elite two-way player an eight-year, $52 million contract extension.

Of course, Bergeron needs to be himself to live up to that hefty extension, so these positive steps are heartening for the Bruins. Opting against surgery/surgeries seems like a wise choice so far, but we’ll see how his rehab comes along.

Team Canada might just want to make sure that the versatile (yet less flashy) forward is at his best in 2013-14, too.

* – You never know with these guys, though.

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  1. bosoxfan15 - Aug 25, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    Heal up Patrice. You are a true iron man!

  2. bigbadbruins77 - Aug 25, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    Keep calm and bergeron. You’ll wear the c and be in the rafters someday. Definitely my next jersey.

    • jcmeyer10 - Aug 26, 2013 at 9:00 AM

      Trying to decide between Bergy and Soupy. Soupy, in 1 and a half minutes, signified everything it means to be a Bruin and a man.

  3. amityvillefun - Aug 25, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    Bergeron is without a doubt one of the best players in the NHL today and he carries himself very professionally on and off the ice. This is a guy you can have your kids look up to. He says and does all the right things.

    I think I can speak for all Bruins fans that we are honored to have him proudly wearing Black and Gold in Boston.

    And yes, I already have that #37 sweater. I recommend it highly.

  4. bostonstandup - Aug 26, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    Gotta go with the Bergy sweater. He is the definition of heart and soul and Bruins hockey. Hope he gets back to 100% before the season starts. I know football season is upon us but damn it I’m ready for some hockey and another run at the Cup.

  5. nhstateline - Aug 26, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    One of last year’s sth giveaways was an autographed stick from the player of your choice. I picked Bergeron and am glad I did.

  6. sunderlanding - Aug 26, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    One of my favourite plays in the league. It’s just too bad he doesn’t play for the Leafs.

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