The Boston Bruins will receive a major lift in Sunday night’s game against the Minnesota Wild.

The Bruins, who have been plagued by injuries all season, are expected to have two key players return Sunday in Torey Krug and Patrice Bergeron. Krug had been dealing with a nagging upper body injury, while Bergeron is set to play his first game in one month after suffering a fractured foot.

Bergeron had been playing at a Hart Trophy level prior to suffering his injury, so there’s no question that Brad Marchand is thrilled to have his linemate back in the fold. Prior to the game vs. the Wild, Marchand expressed his excitement over Bergeron’s return, while also praising the rest of his teammates for stepping up in the center’s absence.

The Bruins certainly exceeded expectations with Bergeron out of action, posting a 9-2-2 record in the 13 games that the four-time Frank J. Selke Trophy winner missed. And now that he’s back in the mix, Boston’s chances of winning the Atlantic Division certainly have grown.

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