Two weeks after being eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs, the Bruins announced Tuesday evening that both veteran center Patrice Bergeron and franchise netminder Tuukka Rask have undergone surgery this week and both are expected to be ready for the start of the NHL season in October.
According to the club’s terse news release, issued just prior to 6:30 p.m., Bergeron underwent surgery Monday to repair a hernia. Rask was operated on Tuesday to fix an injury to his right groin.
Bergeron, who will be 32 in July, revealed on April 25, the club’s breakup day, that he struggled with the injury all season, and might cheap nhl jerseys have sustained it while playing in the World Cup prior to training camp. He noted that he would allow himself a week’s rest before deciding if surgery would be the proper course of action.