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Patrice Bergeron confident he will be ready for start of season despite nagging groin injury

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It’s going to take a lot to keep Boston Bruins star forward Patrice Bergeron out of the lineup when the team opens the 2019/2020 regular season against the Dallas Stars on October 3rd.

Bergeron, who has been dealing with a nagging groin injury this offseason and could have limitations placed on him when training camp kicks off, feels he will be healthy enough to be in the lineup on opening day.

“I’m feeling good, I’m feeling positive I’ll be ready definitely for the start of the season…So that’s not even an issue.” said Bergeron.

The comments come two months after putting a halt to his offseason workout regimen in order to receive a PRP (platelet-rich plasma) shot in the injured area.

He is the first to admit he is not 100%, but still feels he will be good to go when the calendar moves to October.

“It’s still lingering a little bit (the groin injury). It’s been there most of the summer, so I got a PRP in July I think and I’m slowly ramping it up on the ice and … I think it’s what we’re trying shoot for is more October”

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Alex Kerfoot out indefinitely after undergoing facial surgery

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Things just keep getting worse for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The team has learned on Friday that they have lost another forward to a long-term injury.

Third-line center Alex Kerfoot will be sidelined for an indefinite period of time after he underwent surgery repair facial dental fractures this week.

The 25-year old Vancouver native was acquired along with Tyson Barrie in an offseason trade that sent Nazem Kadri to the Colorado Avalanche on July 1st.

He has compiled five goals, three assists and a plus-1 rating in 20 games this season.

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TJ Brodie discharged from hospital, back at home after scary on-ice incident during practice

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The Calgary Flames and their fans can breathe a sigh of relief.

The team confirmed that defenceman TJ Brodie was released from the hospital and is back at home recovering with his family after a scary incident during Flames’ practice on Thursday where collapsed on the ice and started convulsing. He was eventually stretchered off the ice and sent to a hospital located near Scotiabank Saddledome for further testing.

Luckily everything appears to be okay.

“Following tests conducted at a local hospital, TJ has been discharged and is doing well in recovery at home with his family.”

No word yet on what caused this scary incident to happen. We will keep you updated as details emerge.

The 29-year old, who is in his tenth season with the franchise, has recorded eight assists in 21 games this season.

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Leafs waive struggling back-up Michael Hutchinson

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Micheal Hutchinson’s tenure with the Toronto Maple Leafs has come to an end.

The team announced Monday that they have waived their struggling back-up goalie. The news comes less than a day after he allowed five goals on 34 shots during the team’s 5-4 road loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.

The 29-year old, who was acquired last December, had yet to win a game in his five starts this season. He has posted a 0-4-1 record, 4.44 goals-against average and an 87.9 save percentage so far in 2018/19.

As a corresponding move, the Leafs are expected to recall goalie Kasimir Kaskisuo from the Toronto Marlies (AHL).

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