Claude Julien “confident” Patrice Bergeron will play in Game 6

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After injured forward Patrice Bergeron was not spotted on the ice during morning skate on Monday morning, Bruins coach Claude Julien delivered some encouraging news to the media later in the afternoon.

“Patrice will dress for warmup tonight,” Julien said. “I’m feeling confident he will play.”

Asked again in French, Julien responded (translated), “Patrice will play. That’s my feeling.”

After a few short shifts during Game 5,  Bergeron was taken to a Chicago-area hospital after appearing to experience some discomfort on the ice. It’s still unknown at this point what the issue is/was, but Bergeron flew home with the team following Saturday’s loss and is currently listed as day-to-day.

Both Jay Pandolfo and Jordan Caron rotated shifts on the fourth line in morning skate, with Soderberg centering the second line in Bergeron’s absence.

In other news surrounding injured Selke winners, Jonathan Toews participated in morning skate and told the media he will “absolutely” play Monday. Toews status was in question after he sat the rest of Game 5 following a huge hit  from Johnny Boychuk.

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