Bergeron (ribs) has surfaced on injured reserve, according to the NHL's official media site. The heady two-way pivot will be checked out again in roughly four weeks. Hopefully, your fantasy league has its own IR spot for which Bergeron can be placed while he's in recovery mode.
The Bruins confirmed Tuesday that Bergeron -- who is dealing with a rib and sternoclavicular injury -- will be re-evaluated in approximately four weeks. It's not going to be an easy month for the Bruins, with both Bergeron and captain Zdeno Chara (knee) slated to be sidelined in that span. That's quite the void in terms of experience and leadership. Replacing Bergeron on the team's outstanding first line will be no easy task either, while his absence figures to lead to veteran pivot David Krejci being leaned on heavily in both even-strength and power-play situations. Meanwhile, the likes of Joakim Nordstrom, Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson and Sean Kuraly will be called upon to step up and help provide needed secondary scoring in a context where the B's will not be able to roll out a power line centered by Bergeron.
Bergeron will reportedly miss up to four weeks due to a shoulder injury, per Darren Dreger of TSN. Bergeron's absence won't be easily managed by a club that is so reliant on its top line -- one which is responsible for 46 percent of the team's point production over its last 15 games. Joakim Nordstrom took Bergeron's spot with Brad Marchand and Jake DeBrusk against Arizona on Saturday, but his hold on that assignment should probably be considered tenuous at best. Bergeron will almost certainly be placed on injured reserve once the team knows more about his expected recovery timeline.
Bergeron (upper body) will not play Wednesday versus Detroit, Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald reports. The word (or lack thereof) out of Boston regarding Bergeron's status continues to paint a bleak picture, with the veteran forward is expected to miss a second consecutive game Wednesday. Considering Bergeron, 33, was sent home from Boston's road trip, the injury is cause for some concern. He'll sit out the next one and his status beyond that is unknown.
Bergeron (upper body) will return to Boston to undergo further evaluation, Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald reports. This news comes as a complete surprise, as several reports released Saturday afternoon indicated Bergeron would be a game-time decision for the evening's matchup with the Coyotes, but the star center will instead fly home to undergo further evaluation by the Bruins' training staff. A more definite timetable for Bergeron's return should be established in the coming days, but it appears as though he may be facing a long-term absence.
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