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.