Patrice Bergeron. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- The Bruins won on home-ice last night, but had to do it without their leading goal-scorer.
"You never want to step away from it, and you want to be part of it, feel like you're contributing," said Bruins' leading goal-scorer Patrice Bergeron. "It's tough to be on the sideline and not be able to be out there with the guys."
Unfortunately for Bergeron, that's the center's new reality--at least for a couple weeks.
Bergeron fractured his right foot in Saturday's loss in Toronto, then managed to play on the injury in Buffalo the next night because he thought he just had a bone bruise.
Now, he knows the problem's more severe and he's hoping for the best.
"There's not much I can do, and I guess 'have patience' is the key word right now," he said.
Bergeron has 27 goals and ranks third on the B's with 54 points. But his two-way game and leadership had vaulted him into the M-V-P conversation. This setback will undoubtedly end that talk.
Bergeron isn't the type to care about individual accolades, though. He just wants to get back on the ice and help Boston win.
Patrice, what's next?
"We're gonna re-assess in two weeks and see what's going to come out of it," he said. "I want to be out there as quickly as possible."
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman reports