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Bruins’ Bergeron will play Saturday

Sep 20, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT

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Patrice Bergeron played the Stanley Cup Final with a separated shoulder and a broken rib, and then spent time in hospital following the championship series with a punctured lung.

Less than three months later, he’ll be in the lineup for the Boston Bruins once again, this time against the Detroit Red Wings in Saturday’s exhibition game.

In addition to signing an eight-year, $52 million contract extension, Bergeron spent the off-season recovering from those injuries. Now he’ll get into game action once again, following training camp.

“Playing games is always the answer you need and that’s the only way you can feel better, feel more comfortable – in your game shape,” Bergeron said on Friday, as per the Bruins’ website.

“The game is always the last and final answer; you need some games to feel better.”

  1. alexbaymac - Sep 20, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    Much respect for Berg, and this from a Hawks fan
    Tonight is Toews first time to play in a pre-season game; glad to see them both nearly ready for the season!

    • amityvillefun - Sep 21, 2013 at 5:56 PM

      It’s great seeing the mutual respect between Hawks fans and Bruins fans.

      I hope they meet in the Finals again this year!

  2. endusersolutions2013 - Sep 20, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    Similar thought – Bergeron, Handzeus (torn MCL and broken wrist) and Toews (two headshots the previous night) all sucked it up prime time and gave it all they had for their teams. In basketbal you year the phrase “left it all on the court”. Well, I think these guys “left it all on the ice”, at a level that roundbal players don’t approach, esp Berg and Zues.

    Serious respect.

    • endusersolutions2013 - Sep 20, 2013 at 11:16 PM

      FYI, I played both sports (not well enough to progress beyond HS). I’ve had injuries, nothing like they had. Thus my profound respect for their gritty determination.

  3. jwalsh217 - Sep 20, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    Even though the bruins lost the cup Bergeron will always be a boston legend for what he played through

  4. dan46778 - Sep 20, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    In Bergy we trust in Boston

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