Bergeron won't miss Games
By BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI AGENCY
OTTAWA -- Patrice Bergeron's Olympic dream is still alive.
Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli told reporters Tuesday night before the Senators game that the winger suffered a broken thumb after getting hit by a shot from teammate Dennis Wideman Monday in New York against the Rangers and he's only expected to miss two weeks. No surgery will be required.
Selected to play for Team Canada last week, Chiarelli said he spoke with executive director Steve Yzerman to let him know that Bergeron's Olympics are not in jeopardy.
"There's a chance he could play after two weeks," said Chiarelli. "I have spoken to Steve Yzerman to update him and let him know that nothing has changed. He was happy to hear the good news. Steve will speak with Patrice in the next couple of days."
Chiarelli said Bergeron will wear a splint and will be able to return to practice when he can tolerate the pain.
"I talked to him and he was very, very happy," said Chiareli. "He was pretty upset -- for the Bruins first and foremost and secondly for the Olympic team -- but everything seems to be on course."