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Patrice Bergeron could return Monday for Bruins

Center has missed past two games with lower-body injury

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Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron is skating and hasn't been ruled out for the game against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre on Monday (8 p.m. ET; NESN, TSN3, TVA Sports, NHL.TV).

Coach Claude Julien said on Sunday that Bergeron, who has missed each of the first two games because of a lower-body injury, was skating in Boston and that there was a possibility he could join the Bruins in time for the game.

Bergeron led Boston in points (68) and was second in goals (32) last season, trailing forward Brad Marchand (37).The Bruins have allowed seven goals in their first two games without Bergeron, who has won the Selke Trophy in three of the past five seasons as the NHL's best two-way forward.

Julien also said goalie Tuukka Rask, who was sore and didn't play in a 4-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, is expected to start.

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