The Boston Bruins have been a pretty top-heavy team at times this season, so they have to been especially concerned if Patrice Bergeron was injured during Wednesday’s game against the Washington Capitals.
Bergeron was struck in the knee by a puck in the third period, needing help to get off the ice.
We’ve seen cases where a player comes back soon after a scare only to miss time after all, so this is still a situation to monitor, but the good news is that Bergeron returned not all that long after leaving. He only missed a few minutes of game time.
Again, this doesn’t guarantee that Bergeron avoided injury, yet it’s better than him calling it a night.
After the game, things became less optimistic for Bergeron and the Bruins, who may have also seen Tuukka Rask get injured.