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Patrice Bergeron to make preseason debut on Saturday

Patrice Bergeron [1] will make his preseason debut Saturday night in Detroit against the Red Wings, Claude Julien [2] said Friday.

Bergeron has participated fully in training camp after suffering a host of injuries in the Stanley Cup [3] finals, including a separated shoulder, torn cartilage, a cracked rib and a punctured lung. He was taken to the hospital following Game 6 and would not have been able to play in a potential Game 7, as he stayed in the hospital for two days.

The 2012 Selke winner’s debut will come two days after Gregory Campbell [4], who hadn’t played since Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals, got into game action for the first time this preseason. It will also mark the first time he has played in a game with new linemate Loui Eriksson.