Julien: Bergeron out unless he's '100 percent'

Julien: Bergeron out unless he's '100 percent'
May 15, 2011, 5:51 pm
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By DannyPicard
CSNNE.com

BOSTON -- Patrice Bergeron skated at the TD Garden for the secondstraight day on Sunday, while the Bruins who dressed for Saturday nights Game1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning had the day off.

Bergerons presence on the ice for two straight days is anencouraging sign, but coach Claude Julien said afterwards that theorganization will never allow one of its players to dress unless allconcussion symptoms are gone, regardless of how big a playoff game it is.

If hes not 100 percent, he will never play, said Julien,when asked about the teams concussion policy for the postseason. Whether itsregular season or playoffs, our organization, even before the NHL tightenedup the rules on that, theres no way we would ever do that to a player. Thatstoo important to his personal lifestyle and the life hes going to lead afterhockey. That will always come before the game.

Its unfortunate, but thats the way it should be. Webelieve in that, and were going to continue to enforce it.

The day you see Bergeron back in our lineup, hell be 100percent, added Julien. If hes not, youre not going to see him.

Julien continued to say that he had no other update on theBruins center, other than what everybody witnessed on Sunday.

You saw him skate, and thats basically where hes at rightnow, said Julien. Thats the only update I can give you.

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