Patrice Bergeron has been missing from game action since he was felled by Radek Faksa in Dallas on November 16th. On Monday, the Bruins released news that Bergy and his fellow injured Bruin, Zdeno Chara, were back skating. Despite this good news, this hasn’t stopped some from rumor mongering about Bergy’s fate this season.
Days of Y’Orr first reported this about Bergy on their Facebook page. It’s important to note that this isn’t coming from a Bruins source nor is it official.
They state that several sources are saying this. I wasn’t able to find several sources. In fact I only found one tweet, not even an article, from a couple of weeks ago from something called “Complete Hockey News” and I wouldn’t necessarily call them a real source.
The Boston Bruins will know if forward Patrice Bergeron requires surgery on his shoulder/collarbone in about two weeks.
— Complete Hockey News (@CompleteHkyNews) December 7, 2018
There is no reason to engage in fear tactics, especially when it sounded like Bergy’s injury wasn’t a shoulder injury but rather everyone’s favorite joint, the sternoclavicular joint. Sure, that is related to the shoulder but it’s not the same. What I’m saying is this: let’s take it one step at a time. He just got back on the ice, let’s not doom the season just yet.
Speaking of his return, Matt Kalman is floating an idea that I understand intellectually but can’t take emotionally: keeping Krejci on the top line with Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak. I can’t fault the logic as it seems that Bergy can make anyone look good (even Brett Connelly and Reilly Smith) and it creates the ability to have scoring from more than one line. But, splitting Brad and Bergy up just makes me so sad.