Sep 10, 2013, 9:02 AM EDT
“I still feel it in the rib area,” Bergeron told CSN New England. “It’s more about rotations and when I do core stuff, but I don’t think there are any limitations in any way. It’s about pain management at this point.”
The 28-year-old forward is confident that this won’t prevent him from taking part in training camp or being available for the Boston Bruins season opener and given what he’s already played through, it’s hard to question him. That being said, he hasn’t endured full contact yet.
In addition to the “tenderness” in his ribs stemming from his broken rib and torn cartilage, Bergeron is coming off of a separated shoulder and punctured lung.
Bergeron has established himself as one of the game’s best two-way centers over the last few years. He’s entering the final campaign of his current contract, but he’s already agreed to an eight-year, $52 million extension that will keep him with the Bruins through 2021-22.
- Joe Sakic’s now general manager in name too 3
- Update: Giroux out two weeks with lower-body injury 24
- Update: Crosby on ice with Penguins teammates Friday, leaves early 5
- Ouch: Wild reportedly suspend Harding for ‘non-hockey injury’ 28
- Keeping Kuemper: Wild sign goalie to two-year deal reportedly worth $2.5M 15
- Selanne regrets harsh words toward Boudreau 9
- Flyers’ Timonen admits chances of playing are ‘really slim’ 8
- Desjardins (a.k.a. not Torts) makes good first impression on Canucks 28
- Leafs deny rift between Kessel and coaching staff 20
- Injured Crosby, Malkin will miss start of Pens’ camp 12
- Chiarelli: At some point, I’m going to have to trade a defenseman (56)
- Jackets reveal Johansen offers — including an eight year, $46M deal (55)
- Will the NHL publicize divers? (48)
- No icing on the PK? The USHL will see how that looks (43)