Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron will not be rushed back from his most recent concussion, according to Bruins head coach Claude Julien.
Bergeron, who suffered the concussion during the third period of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Philadelphia Flyers, skated for the first time since the injury prior to the Bruins' morning skate on Saturday and was on the ice for solo time at TD Garden on Sunday.
"If he's not 100 percent, he will never play," Julien said. "Whether it's regular season or playoffs, our organization, even before they tightened up the rules on that, there is no way we would ever do that to a player. That is too important to his personal lifestyle and the life he is going to lead after hockey that, that will always come before the game. It's unfortunate, but that's the way it should be. " (via WEEI)
This is the third concussion that Bergeron has suffered in his seven year career.