Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron has flown back to Boston to be reevaluated for a shoulder injury. He did not play in Saturday’s 2-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes. John Moore was also sent to be looked at over injury concerns.
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— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) November 18, 2018
Patrice Bergeron Injured
Bergeron was injured after taking a hard hit from the Dallas Stars Radek Faksa. The All-Star centre was driven into the boards and laid on the ice before getting up. Bergeron did return to the game, but he favoring his shoulder.
He has scored nine goals and 17 assists for 26 points in 19 games this season. The Ancienne-Lorette,, Quebec native also has 10 peanlty minutes. His possession numbers were 56.3 percent Corsi and a relative Corsi of 7.6.
The 33-year-old has only played for the Boston Bruins in his 15-year NHL career. He has 298 goals and 462 assists for 760 career points in 982 career games. The Boston Bruins originally drafted Bergeron in the second round, 45th overall of the 2003 NHL draft.
Bergeron is second in the league in scoring and he’ll be missed in the lineup. “It’s a tough one,” Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy said. “He plays such a good 200-foot game . . . It does have a trickle-down effect.”
What This Means for the Future
The good news is that Boston has a few days before its next game. This could give the team a chance to heal before the Black Friday game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Cassidy is shuffling his lines, but there’s no replacing a four-time Selke Trophy winner. Bergeron is fantastic on both ends of the ice, especially face-offs. Boston hopes that the two-time Olympic gold medalist can return to the lineup so it can keep pace in a tough Atlantic Division.
NEWARK, NJ – FEBRUARY 11: Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins scores a third period empty-net goal against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on February 11, 2018 in Newark, New Jersey. The Boston Bruins defeated the New Jersey Devils 5-3. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)