Bergeron returns to lineup
Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron was in the lineup for Game
3 of the Eastern Conference finals after missing two games because
of a concussion.
The team re-evaluated Bergeron’s status for the game against
Tampa Bay on Thursday night following the pregame skate, in which
the alternate captain took part.
Bruins coach Claude Julien said Bergeron is ”feeling pretty
good.” Bergeron had been sidelined since getting injured in the
finale of the second-round series against Philadelphia when he was
hit by Claude Giroux.
Bergeron had two goals and 10 assists in 11 playoff games this
season before getting hurt.
”He brings a lot to the table, offensively and defensively,”
Boston captain Zdeno Chara said.
Also, Lightning defenseman Pavel Kubina was scratched for Game
3. Kubina, out since the first game of the conference semifinals
against Washington, when his head went into the glass on a hit, has
not resumed practicing.