BOSTON (CBS) — The bad news has gotten worse for the Boston Bruins.
Already without captain Zdeno Chara for at least a month, the team will now have to play without alternate captain Patrice Bergeron for at least that long. The team announced Tuesday that Bergeron “sustained a rib and sternoclavicular injury” in Boston’s 1-0 loss to the Dallas Stars last Friday night. Bergeron will be re-evaluated in approximately four weeks.
Bergeron suffered the injury when he was sent shoulder-first into the boards.
The 33-year-old Bergeron has scored nine goals with 17 assists for 26 points in 19 games this season as part of arguably the best line in hockey with Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak.
Chara was already out for four to six weeks after he suffered a knee injury last week.