No Need To Worry About Patrice Bergeron Not Practicing Wednesday

Bergeron was on the receiving end of a cross-check and a puck off the leg Tuesday

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Patrice Bergeron did not practice when the Bruins took the ice at Warrior Ice Arena on Wednesday, but there is no need to worry.

Boston’s captain was given a maintenance day, assistant coach Joe Sacco told reporters after the session. Bergeron, 36, took a cross-check and a puck off the leg in Tuesday’s 2-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings at TD Garden.

Naturally, fans were worried about Bergeron’s absence, given head coach Bruce Cassidy is in the NHL’s COVID-19 protocols, an outbreak in Providence is getting worse by the day and the Bruins already are shorthanded due to injuries and a Brad Marchand suspension.

Mix all of that in with Jake DeBrusk’s trade request, and any sort of Bergeron injury would be the worst-case scenario for the Bruins.

Sacco also noted that Bergeron is expected to play Thursday night against the Nashville Predators.

Puck drop from Bridgestone Arena is set for 8 p.m. ET on NESN, with pregame coverage beginning at 7.

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