Bergeron is bouncing back from groin surgery that he underwent earlier this June, NHL.com's Dave Stubbs reports. Per the report, Bergeron experienced some issues related to a groin injury he dealt with this past season once he began his offseason training. The veteran center expects to be ready for the start of training camp in September, so there's nothing to suggest that Bergeron's procedure will affect his regular-season status. Bergeron, who finished third in voting for the Selke Trophy, awarded to the NHL's best defensive forward, is coming off a strong 2017-18 campaign in which he notched 30 goals and 63 points in 64 games, while centering one of the league's top lines, flanked by Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak. The 32-year-old is under contract with the Bruins through the 2021-22 season, at an annual cap hit of $6,875,000.
Bergeron (groin) will avoid undergoing offseason surgery, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic Boston reports. A groin issue that occurred initially in October returned during the playoffs and there were initially questions as to whether or not a procedure would be required. That riddle has been solved and it now becomes a question of how long Bergeron's rest and recovery will be. There's no indication at this point that the veteran pivot is in danger of missing time to begin the 2018-19 regular season, but more information on his status should surface when training camp starts up.
Bergeron had a past groin injury flare up during the playoffs, and it could require surgery to repair, Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston reports. The same issue forced the star center to sit out five games during October, and he's hoping that a plan of rest and rehabilitation will be enough to avoid going under the knife. Bergeron has famously played through brutal injuries in the past, so it's really no surprise that he was stellar at less than 100 percent during the postseason, tallying 16 points in 11 tilts.
Bergeron was all over the ice, scoring twice and recording seven shots on goal during a 4-3 loss to the Lightning on Friday. Boston is trailing in the second-round series, 3-1. When the top line has been firing on all cylinders for the Bruins this postseason, they've won, but that wasn't the case Friday. The No. 1 Bruins line scored three times and accounted for five points, and yet, the Lightning prevailed. Bergeron now has six goals and 15 points in 10 playoff games, but he'll likely need to add to that in Game 5 if the Bruins are going to extend their season.
Bergeron didn't find the back of the net in Game 2 on Monday, but he earned a helper to extend his postseason point streak to three games. Bergeron notched three goals and three assists in the three games prior to Monday's contest and distributed another in Game 2 to bring his total to 12 during the current playoff run. The veteran pivot is paying early dividends to those who own him in playoff pools, and he and the Bruins could be in line for a deep run after stealing the opening match of the series in Tampa.
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