The start of the season hasn’t exactly gone as planned for the Boston Bruins.

After trading defenseman Johnny Boychuk to the New York Islanders, the Bruins lost captain Zdeno Chara for 4-6 weeks with a PCL tear and will be without Torey Krug for 2-3 weeks due to a finger injury.

Yet the season stops for no one, and the B’s must find a way to stay competitive while filling the holes left by Chara and Krug on defense. It seems like a tall task, but alternate captain Patrice Bergeron says the team’s deep defensive unit is up to the challenge.

“It’s going to show the depth that we have defensively with the guys that we have in Providence coming up and doing a good job,” Bergeron said after Wednesday’s practice.

Hear more from Bergeron, as well as an update on winger Brad Marchand, in the video above.

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