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Patrice Bergeron expected to play tonight

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  May 19, 2011 02:23 PM

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Patrice Bergeron has a very good chance of making his series debut tonight. However, according to a team source, he has not been given the guarantee as of 4 p.m.

This space reported earlier that Bergeron had been given the green light for tonight.

"He looked pretty good today," the source said.

Bergeron went through his usual pregame routine this morning. Bergeron should take his usual spot between Brad Marchand and Mark Recchi and see ice time in all situations.

"I think he's going to be good," Julien said yesterday. "He's been skating now for four or five days. I've talked to him, and he feels his conditioning is right on in those skating practices. He doesn't feel winded or anything like that. When you look back at our team, we're having a lot of days off between games. He's skated on some of those days. I think he's pretty well in the area that he should be in. When you haven't played in almost two weeks, it might take him maybe a period. But he'll catch on pretty quickly."

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