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Bergeron Not At Bruins Morning Skate, But Julien ‘Confident He’ll Play’

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Patrice Bergeron (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) –  Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron did not participate in the team’s morning skate on Monday, but head coach Claude Julien is “confident” one of his top playmakers will play in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final.

“Patrice will dress for warm-ups and I’m feeling confident he’ll play,” Julien said Monday morning shortly after Boston’s practice wrapped up.

Bergeron is listed as “day-to-day” after leaving Saturday’s Game 5 loss in Chicago with what the team is calling a “body” injury, though many speculate it could be an issue with his spleen. He was taken to a Chicago hospital during the game, but was discharged and flew home with the team Sunday morning.

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With Bergeron out of Monday’s skate, Carl Soderberg skated alongside Brad Marchand and Jaromir Jagr on the Bruins’ second line. Soderberg saw his first action of the postseason on Saturday, putting up two shots in 14:16 of ice time.

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Veteran winger Jay Pandolfo split time with Jordan Caron on Boston’s fourth line on Monday alongisde Rich Peverley and Shawn Thornton. Boston’s first and third lines remained the same at the morning practice.

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