Bruins’ Patrice Bergeron out at least 4 weeks with rib injury

Boston Bruins' star Patrice Bergeron was injured after a hard hit from Dallas Star Radek Faksa, Brad Marchand came to the defense of his teammate. Bergeron would return later in the period.

The Boston Bruins will be without centre Patrice Bergeron for at least four weeks, the latest in a long list of injuries affecting the club.

Bergeron, 33, was injured Friday in a game against the Dallas Stars and missed Saturday’s game against the Arizona Coyotes. The team says he has “a rib and sternoclavicular injury,” and will be re-evaluated in four weeks.

In 19 games this season Bergeron has nine goals and 26 points while playing on a line with Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak.

Forward Colby Cave has been recalled from AHL Providence to fill in for Bergeron. Cave leads the Providence Bruins in scoring with 18 points in 15 games.

The Bergeron news comes less than a week after it was announced captain Zdeno Chara would miss four weeks with an MCL injury. Charlie McAvoy, John Moore, Urho Vaakanainen and Brandon Carlo are all also unavailable for the Bruins’ next game Wednesday against the Detroit Red Wings.

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