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Bruins not ruling out Bergeron for Game 2

By Shawn P. Roarke - NHL.com Senior Managing Editor

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Bruins not ruling out Bergeron for Game 2
The injured Bruins forward has not been ruled out for a Game 2 appearance Tuesday night, with coach Claude Julien saying, "if he is in, I think you will see him in warm-ups."
BOSTON -- Injured Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron has not been ruled out for a Game 2 appearance Tuesday night.

"As far as Bergeron is concerned, if he is in, I think you will see him in warm-ups," Boston coach Claude Julien said after Tuesday's morning preparations for Game 2 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Asked if he knew if Bergeron was playing and was withholding that information for competitive advantage, Julien refused comment.

Bergeron has not played since last Friday's Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, suffering a concussion on a hit by Claude Giroux. But he has skated each of the past four days with no reported setbacks.

Tuesday morning, Bergeron took part in the optional morning skate, doing line rushes and other drills. As is usually the case with morning skates, however, there were no contact drills. Bergeron has yet to take part in contact drills during his recuperation process.

Monday, Bergeron skated for almost an hour -- his longest workout yet -- including some power-play work at the start of practice. He also remained for first part of the full practice, although he left just before the team started some battle drills and down-low work in the offensive zone.

While Bergeron skated on Tuesday, Milan Lucic was one of the few forwards not to take the morning skate. There was some concern that Lucic was injured in Monday's practice, taking a slap shot off the foot.

Julien dismissed that notion immediately.

"With Lucic, there is no issue at all," Julien said.
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