BOSTON (AP) -Patrice Bergeron arrived back in Boston and rejoined his Bruins teammates but did not take part in the pregame skate and will not play Tuesday night against Montreal because of a groin injury.
Bergeron, a member of the Canadian gold medal champion squad, said he initially sustained the injury early in the Olympic hockey tournament and aggravated it in the gold medal game against the United States.
All of the other Olympians were on hand for the skate, including Tim Thomas, Zdeno Chara, Miroslav Satan, David Krejci and Marco Sturm. Bruins coach Claude Julien said he doesn't expect to limit their minutes after their participation in the Olympics.
The Bruins, with 65 points, stand in 7th place in the Eastern Conference, one point ahead of the eight-place Canadiens.