Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Bergeron Out at Least One Month
The official word finally came down from the Boston Bruins and it's not very good at all. The Bruins are now waiting another four weeks to reevaluate their star centre, Patrice Bergeron, for a rib/sternoclavicular injury and that doesn't necessarily guarantee that he'll be ready to go by then.
Certainly, this is going to take a good chunk of offense out of their lineup, breaking up one of the most productive lines in the league, as Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak were also flourishing with Bergeron as their pivot.
This season, Bergeron has 9 goals and 26 points in 19 games played, already having missed one game to the injury, and he still ranks 10th overall in pool scoring. The three players together have a combined 72 points in 20 games this season for the Bruins and unless the Bruins can find someone who can spark that kind of offense down the middle, it could be a quiet month for the two wingers here.
Eric's team didn't really need this kind of bad news, since his team has already had quite a bit, including a Basement Dweller nod last week and his team stands alone in the same spot after one night of Week Eight. Eric is already with Stars defenseman John Klingberg for an extended period of time and Penguins centre Sidney Crosby has missed a couple games with an upper-body injury. Eric's team has dropped from 11th to 18th in a matter of eight days and there are four more teams within 4 points of him, ready to pass.