Patrice Bergeron injury: Bruins forward resumes workouts, begins skating


Patrice Bergeron was able to skate on Wednesday morning for the first time since sustaining a concussion against the Ottawa Senators.

Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron is progressively improving following a concussion he suffered last week against the Ottawa Senators.

Bergeron was able to attend Boston's game against the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night, and general manager Peter Chiarelli stated in a radio interview that he had already resumed working out.

On Wednesday morning, he was able to participate in a skate prior to the team's practice. However, there is still no timetable for when he potentially could return.

The absence of Bergeron is a considerable hole for the Bruins. Acting as their top-center -- as well as their best face-off man -- it's basically impossible for the team to fill his void with a single player.

Bergeron leads all Boston forwards in total ice-time (19:14) and claims ownership to the best face-off winning percentage in the league (61.5 percent). In addition, he logs a considerable amount of time on the power play (2:07 average per game) and penalty killing (2:12 average) units.

Fortunately, Boston is one point back of the Northeast Division lead and has a six-point cushion (with a game in hand) as the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference. In essence, the playoffs are a virtual certainty.

This means there will be no rush for Bergeron to return to the lineup. Short of potentially wanting him to play in a few regular-season games to get his legs back under him, the only goal he and the team should have is getting him back in time for the postseason.

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