The Boston Bruins will be getting Torey Krug and Patrice Bergeron back from injury within the next few days it appears. Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy addressed the media this morning, a day after his club defeated the New Jersey Devils 5-1 in Newark. Both Bergeron and Krug were among a small group of players who took the ice earlier this morning at Warrior Ice Arena.
Bergeron, who has missed each of the last two games, is expected to return tomorrow night. Cassidy said he assumes that his top center will return when the Bruins host the Buffalo Sabres. Krug is out for Thursday’s matchup, but Cassidy told reporters that the veteran is on track to return on Saturday night. The Bruins host the Minnesota Wild at TD Garden on Saturday.
“Feeling better. Progressing well. Today was a good skate, felt pretty good,” Bergeron told reporters following the skate. Bergeron also reassured that his injury is nothing to worry about moving forward. “Its a minor issue, but we want to make sure it doesn’t linger for too long…being cautious and you know, just being 100% before getting back out there.”
Bergeron has played 19 games this season, registering 19 points (8 g, 11 a). Krug has been out with an injury since November 10th, when the Bruins lost to the Flyers. He played 19:15 in the shootout defeat. Urho Vaakanainen is on recall from AHL Providence and has filled Krug’s role. He played 18:15 in the Bruins dominating win in Newark, just three days after playing 19:19 against the Capitals.