Patrice Bergeron took the ice in Brighton on Friday, skating on his own and ran some drills after sitting out of the Bruins’ 3-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 4 on Thursday night.
Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy told reporters on Bergeron after practice that he’s “not ruling him out” for Saturday’s Game 5 against the Leafs at TD Garden. He previously said after Thursday’s game that he’s hopeful Bergeron will be able to play.
Bergeron is officially day-to-day with an upper-body injury. The Bruins announced him as a surprise scratch less than an hour before the start of Game 4. Tommy Wingels took his place on the Bruins’ roster, while Riley Nash slid into his spot as the top-line center.
The Bruins take a 3-1 lead over the Leafs into Game 5 with a chance to clinch the series on Saturday.
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