Boston Bruins have been without Patrice Bergeron, as the star forward rehabs from a secret aliment since returning from his exemplary World Cup of Hockey performance with Team Canada.
Bergeron, 31, appeared in six games for Canada at the 2016 World Cup in Toronto, in which he scored four goals and assisted on another three for seven points to help lead Canada to the World Cup of Hockey championship.
The 6’1” center returned to Boston red hot and looked to start the season with the Bruins where he left off with Canada, only a mysterious injury or illness has kept the two-way center out of the lineup.
Bergeron was on the same Canada team as Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price, who came back from the tournament and almost instantly fell ill with a flu that saw the star net minder lose enough body weight to be notable by sight, and yet still face criticism. It is not too far of a grasp to think that Bergeron may also have come down with the illness.
Illness or injury. Both of which would have kept the forward from playing look to be passing as he made his return to practice with the Bruins today.