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Bergeron is day-to-day with a lower-body injury

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DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 18: Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins prepares for a face-off while playing the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on January 18, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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The Boston Bruins host Toronto tomorrow night, and it remains to be seen if Patrice Bergeron will be in the lineup.

The B’s announced this morning that Bergeron will miss today’s practice with a lower-body injury and is considered day-to-day.

Bergeron was hurt in Wednesday’s 5-3 loss to Washington.

From CSN New England:

Patrice Bergeron took a Matti Niskanen slap shot directly off the inside of his right knee while attempting to block the shot killing a penalty in the third period, and then spent the rest of the third period leaving and returning to the Bruins bench while only getting on the ice for a couple of brief shifts. Bergeron didn’t speak to the media after the loss, and was spotted with a heavy limp walking out of the visitor’s dressing room following the loss.

After a slow start to the season offensively, Bergeron has really picked it up in the New Year. He has 14 points (5G, 9A) in his last 15 games while centering Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak.

The B’s also provided an update on Tuukka Rask, after the starting goalie said he “popped” his groin “a little bit” late in the Wednesday’s loss. Rask will also miss today’s practice, but the team is simply calling it a maintenance day.

Presumably then, it’s still possible that Rask could start tomorrow against the Leafs in what could be a pivotal game. Boston is trying to fend off both Toronto and Florida for third place in the Atlantic Division, and the B’s only have four games between now and Feb. 18 to pick up much-needed points.


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