The good news for Patrice Bergeron is that he’s able to play right now.
The bad news for him is he has to do it with the infamous fishbowl helmet.
It’s a first for the Bruins captain, and he’s not particularly enjoying it.
“I hated it, to be honest with you,” Bergeron told reporters after the game. “First time doing that I think in my career, so definitely an adjustment, I’m not going to lie. Peripheral vision is — there’s plays where if the puck is close by your feet it is tough to track. So, an adjustment, got to get used to it.”
The 36-year-old has to keep the fishbowl for at least a couple more weeks, so, unfortunately for him, it’s not going away anytime soon, including Thursday’s game against the Edmonton Oilers.