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Bruins center Patrice Bergeron, goalie Tuukka Rask undergo successful surgeries

05.09.17 at 6:38 pm ET
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Both Patrice Bergeron and Tuukka Rask underwent surgery this week. (Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports)

Both Patrice Bergeron and Tuukka Rask underwent surgery this week. (Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports)

After playing the waiting game and seeing how each player reacted to some rest and recovery, the Bruins have confirmed that two of their best successfully went under the knife this week.

Patrice Bergeron, who missed the first three games of the season before he played the rest of the season with a sports hernia, underwent successful surgery on Monday. The procedure was performed by Dr. Brian Busconi and Dr. Demetrius Litwin. 

Bergeron finished the regular season with 21 goals and 53 points in 79 games, added two goals and four points in six postseason games, and earned yet another nomination as a Selke Trophy finalist.

Meanwhile, it was today that Bruins netminder Tuukka Rask underwent successful right groin surgery by Dr. Peter Asnis.

The 30-year-old Rask missed a total of four games this season because of a lower-body injury (three in October and one in March), but still managed to win a career-high 37 games and eight shutouts.

Both Bergeron and Rask are expected to be ready for the start of next season.

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