Bruins release crucial updates on Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci

The Bruins have been without their veteran duo.



Here's the good news for the Boston Bruins - they're in firm control of their Round 1 Stanley Cup Playoffs series against the Florida Panthers, taking a 3-1 lead back to the friendly confines of TD Garden in Boston after a convincing 6-2 victory in Game 4 Sunday afternoon. 

The bad news is that they've been without their veteran duo of Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci. The longtime Bruins forwards are both banged up; Krejci missed the final six regular season games but was able to play in the first two games of the postseason, he's missed the past pair of games. Meanwhile, Bergeron has missed the entire postseason thanks to a late season injury. 

The Bruins and Panthers are back in action on Wednesday night, and if they're to do as expected and punch their ticket to the second round, they could potentially do so with the veteran duo back in action, according to head coach Jim Montgomery.

“If they and the doctors say they’re able to play, they’re playing,” Montgomery said of Bergeron (and the injured David Krejci) when asked about their availability for Game 5 at TD Garden. “You don’t take chances in the playoffs. You don’t wait to know if he’s going to get another eight days of rest.

“If he’s healthy, and we know what the situation is, if he gets the green light, he’s playing on Wednesday night.”

Game 5 between the Bruins and Panthers is Wednesday night starting at 7:00 PM EST.