The Boston Bruins reportedly dodged a huge bullet Saturday night.
Star center Patrice Bergeron left Air Canada Centre with a boot on his right foot after the Bruins’ controversial 4-3 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs, according to multiple reporters, including NBC Sports Boston’s Joe Haggerty. Despite the injury, Bergeron remained on the ice during the game’s final moments.
Bruins fans understandably were worried about Bergeron’s status, as the 32-year-old is in the midst of an MVP-caliber season.
But multiple reports surfaced Sunday morning indicating Bergeron’s injury isn’t too serious, and that he could play Sunday night against the Buffalo Sabres.
Here’s the latest, per Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos and TSN’s Bob McKenzie:
The Bruins likely will be cautions with their top-line center, as they can ill-afford to lose him for any significant amount of time.
Still, with Boston acquiring Rick Nash in a trade with the New York Rangers on Sunday, fans understandably would love to see the new-look Bruins in their entirety as soon as possible.