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Patrice Bergeron will make preaseason debut Saturday

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Loui Eriksson has had only a taste of what it is like to skate with new linemates Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand.

Eriksson made his Bruins’ debut Tuesday in a preseason game against Washington, skating with Marchand and Alexander Khokhlachev as Bergeron recovers from injuries he suffered in last year’s Stanley Cup Final.

Eriksson said he hoped to have the chance to play a game with Bergeron and Marchand, and he won’t have to wait any longer.

Bruins coach Claude Julien said Bergeron will play Saturday against the Red Wings at Detroit. Bergeron has not played since doing this: puncturing his lung, separating his shoulder, breaking a rib, and tearing rib cartilage in last season’s playoffs.

It’s been less than two weeks since training camp opened, and while Eriksson has skated with Bergeron and Marchand in practice, time is needed to develop chemistry.

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