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Patrice Bergeron expects to be ‘good for the season’

09.09.13 at 10:04 pm ET

Bruins center Patrice Bergeron said Monday prior to the team’s annual golf tournament that he expects to be ready for the start of the regular season.

Bergeron skated with teammates for the first time Sunday after an offseason that saw him recover from a number of injuries late in the Stanley Cup finals. The 2012 Selke winner spent three days in the hospital after the Blackhawks took the Cup, with a broken rib, torn cartilage, a separated shoulder a punctured lung ailing him. Bergeron said that he wasn’t able to train at all in the first month-plus of the postseason while his lung healed, but that gave his shoulder plenty of time to heal as well.

As for lingering pain, Bergeron admitted that there is still some discomfort in the rib area, something he said was due to either the cartilage or the rib still healing.

‘€œI’€™m still feeling some tenderness in the rib area but it’€™s been pretty good,” Bergeron said. “I’€™ve been able to do most of my workouts and I’€™ve gone on the ice the last few weeks and felt good. I feel pretty confident I’€™ll be good for the start of camp and good for the season.’€

Bruins camp begins Wednesday.

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