Patrice Bergeron Injury: Bruins Star Expected To Play In Game 5 Vs. Leafs

Barring a last-minute change, Patrice Bergeron looks good to go for Saturday’s Game 5 between the Boston Bruins and the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Bruins center missed his team’s Game 4 victory Thursday with an upper-body injury, but skated with the team Friday morning. After the Bruins’ morning skate Saturday, head coach Bruce Cassidy said the team “anticipates” Bergeron will play in the potential series-clinching game at TD Garden.

That’s great news for the Black and Gold.

If Bergeron indeed plays, Saturday’s morning rushes likely indicate the Bruins’ lineup for Game 5.

Here’s a clip of Bergeron skating Saturday morning at Warrior Ice Arena:

The Bruins, as they’ve done all season, used their next-man-up mentality to down the Leafs in Game 4. Although the team still plays well without Bergeron in the lineup, their chances of winning the first-round series with Toronto are much greater with the Selke Trophy finalist on the ice.

Puck drop in Game 5 is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET.

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