Sep 22, 2013, 12:30 PM EST
Patrice Bergeron‘s return to action last night went without a hitch. After suffering a punctured lung, broken ribs, and a shoulder injury during the Stanley Cup Final his summer of recovery was arduous.
After helping Boston take out Detroit 2-0 in a preseason affair, he says he’s feeling good. Joe Haggerty of CSNNE.com has the story.
“It felt pretty good. I was able to battle in the corners and in front of the net. That was my biggest question: reaching and stretching out for pucks, and battling other guys,” said Bergeron. “But overall I felt good, and I’m pretty happy with it. Now it’s in the past and I can start looking forward.”
Looking forward is key for this Bruins team after all the changes they went through on top of Bergeron’s punishment in the Final.
As for his game, he played 16:05 in his first action back with no points but the key part as far as Boston cares was seeing him back on the ice in action.
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