Lots of news coming from the morning skate down at TD Banknorth Garden, where the Bruins will take on Washington tonight.
First and foremost, Patrice Bergeron has been cleared to play.
Bergeron has been out since taking a hard hit against Carolina on December 20 — his second serious concussion in two seasons. He had said that this one was not nearly as bad as the concussion he suffered after a cheap shot by Philly’s Randy Jones in October of 2007, but the team wasn’t taking any chances.
Whether he actually sees action tonight is up to head coach Claude Julien. We expect to hear from him in a few minutes.