Bergeron to Miss Significant Playing Time

Oct 30, 2018; Raleigh, NC, USA; Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) looks on against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The Boston Bruins defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

It appears like the Boston Bruins will be without All-star center Patrice Bergeron for an extended period of time.

According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, Bergeron will miss upwards of four weeks with a suspected shoulder injury.

The 33-year-old suffered an injury in last week’s contest against the Dallas Stars after taking a hard hit into the boards. He flew back to Boston to be evaluated the next day.

Bergeron, who centers arguably the best line in hockey, had a great campaign last season with 30 goals and 63 points in 64 games. In 19 contests this season, the four-time Selke Trophy winner has nine goals and 17 assists.

This could be a significant blow to the battered Bruins, who are struggling with injuries in the early stages of the season.

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