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Bruins' Patrice Bergeron scratched from Game 4 lineup

Ty Anderson
April 19, 2018 - 6:51 pm

The Bruins were dealt a significant blow less than an hour before their pivotal Game 4 meeting with the Maple Leafs, as Patrice Bergeron has been ruled out with an upper-body injury and is currently considered 'day-to-day,' according to the team. 

It's unclear when or how the 32-year-old Bergeron, who fired three shots on goal and was a minus-2 in 21:44 of ice time in a 4-2 loss on Monday, sustained the injury. 

The B's top-line center has recorded five assists in three postseason contests this spring.

Riley Nash will slide up to the first line between Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak in Bergeron's place, while Sean Kuraly will move to Nash's spot on the third line. Tommy Wingels, injured in Game 1, will rejoin Boston lineup and skate on the fourth line with Tim Schaller and Noel Acciari. 

Bergeron, named a Selke Trophy finalist yesterday, was on the shelf for 19 games during the regular season with two separate lower-body ailments, including a 13-game absence in Feb. through late March due to a broken foot. The Bruins went 11-5-2 without No. 37. 

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