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WILMINGTON — Sunday marked the first time Patrice Bergeron participated in an informal practice since his injuries during the Stanley Cup Final.
Bergeron was the last of the veterans to make his debut at the rink. He had been skating on his own and among his usual offseason training partners in Quebec City before his arrival in Boston.
Of the ailments that struck Bergeron against Chicago (punctured lung, separated shoulder, broken rib, torn rib cartilage), the center still feels some tenderness around his ribs on his left side. The discomfort comes up when Bergeron performs some core exercises or occasionally when he reaches for the puck.
“I don’t think it’s anything to be worried about,” Bergeron said. “I think it’s going to go away with time.”