UPDATE: Patrice Bergeron will not play in tonight’s game (Upper body, day-to-day).— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) April 19, 2018
Talk about coming out of nowhere. We have no other real updates on what’s going on here, other than to report that Riley Nash will take Patrice Bergeron’s spot on the first line.
Tommy Wingels has slotted in on the fourth line as well, with Sean Kuraly sliding up to the third line.
EDIT (7:50 PM): From Colin, here’s a look at what some (NBCSN included) think caused Bergeron’s injury.
Per NESN, here is the play *some* are speculating may have caused the “upper body injury”. pic.twitter.com/FGeaculImm— StanleyCup ofChowder (@cupofchowdah) April 19, 2018
I don’t see a ton there, but...maybe?
Hopefully Bergeron is back for Game 5.
EDIT (10:06 PM): Turns out the speculation above was unfounded.
Bruce Cassidy said Bergeron’s injury is something they’ve been dealing with for a bit. Hopes he will play in Game 5— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) April 20, 2018
Pretty interesting that it’s been a lingering thing, but Bergeron’s line has still been a complete machine.