Patrice Bergeron could be the seventh as he decides the next move of his career.
Bergeron has remained relatively quiet regarding his lockout plans, but according to the French sports network RDS, the forward had been involved in serious negotiations with a Swiss club and was very close to signing a deal.
This report was later contradicted when Bergeron’s agent said in an email conversation with ESPN Boston that there was “nothing concrete” at this time.
“We have had discussions but have to find a situation that makes sense for him and we haven’t to this point,” agent Kent Hughes, wrote to ESPN Boston’s James Murphy.
Rumors have been swirling around Bergeron’s playing future not only regarding European leagues, but also Canadian. The Quebec native has an opportunity to play in tournaments across his home province with fellow NHL players, with all of the proceeds being donated to charity. The newly formed Quebec Caravan League, which features the likes of Marc-Andre Fleury and Simon Gagne, was created by Max Talbot and Bruno Gervais and will play exhibition style games across Quebec.
If Bergeron commits to play in Switzerland during the lockout, he will join B’s teammate Tyler Seguin as the second Bruin to do so.