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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 12: Aly Raisman and Julian Edelman wave the Boston Bruins flag prior to Game Seven of the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final between the Boston Bruins and the St. Louis Blues at TD Garden on June 12, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

By Alex Barth, 985TheSportsHub.com

Due to a knee injury early in the season, Julian Edelman hasn’t competed in a game since October 25. A guy as firey as him likely itching for some competition. Even if it’s off the football field.

On Thursday, in the spirit of the Bruins’ season opener, Edelman shared a picture of himself photoshopped into a B’s uniform, chipped tooth included. The post includes the caption “364 days until hockey tryouts, gotta toughen up.”

In reality, don’t expect Edelman to be lacing up the skates any time soon. The quote is from the hockey/golf movie Happy Gilmore. Although taking batting cage pitches to the chest to toughen up seems like a very Edelman thing to do.

Edelman’s connection with the Bruins has run deep in recent years. He was a banner captain multiple times during the team’s 2019 playoff run, and regularly wears Bruins apparel during his press conferences.

Alex Barth is a writer and digital producer for 985TheSportsHub.com. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Thoughts? Comments? Questions? Looking for a podcast guest? Let him know on Twitter @RealAlexBarth or via email at Alexander.Barth@bbgi.com.