Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron will not play against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, NESN, NHL.TV) because of a lower-body injury.
"Day to day, he's not here," Bruins coach Claude Julien said.
Bergeron, 31, did not play in the Bruins' season-opening 6-3 win at the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday. They next play at the Winnipeg Jets on Monday.
He was injured at the end of practice Oct. 11, but the Bruins would not expand on the nature of Bergeron's injury or reveal how it happened. Julien described it as "not a major injury; it's minor."
Last season Bergeron had 32 goals and 68 points in 80 games. He's a three-time 30-goal scorer and a three-time winner of the Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL.