Some time in the next couple of weeks, we could see the return of Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron, who is recovering from his second concussion in 14 months.
But Bergeron might be a little different when he returns to the line-up. There’s a chance Bergeron, who’s played center exclusively since the lockout, could move out to the wing for the first time since his rookie year of 2003-04.
“I think it will all depend on our roster at the time,” Bruins head coach Claude Julien said today after practice at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington. “I’m going to try fit him in the best place possible. But the thing with Bergy is, he can play both positions. He’s a good centerman, great on draws, very reliable in our own end. But he’s also a guy that can play the wing and give us some help in that area as well.”
Bergeron, understandably, just wants to get back to playing no matter where the coach puts him. And the Bruins alternate captain is open to the position shift if it’s necessary.
“I’m used to playing the middle. Wing’s been four years now, so it is an adjustment. At the same time, I felt good in both positions. So we’ll see,” he said.