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Bergeron and Campbell both participated in practice this week even though they are not cleared for game action, according to Caryn Switaj of Bruins.com.
Bergeron spent the summer recuperating from a slew of injuries sustained in the Stanley Cup Final against the Chicago Blackhawks. No. 37 had a separated shoulder, a broken rib, a collapsed lung and torn rib cartilage.
Campbell has been nursing a broken right leg suffered in the Eastern Conference Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
But the good news for Bruins fans is that they both skated with the club, and they looked good.
"Right now, I would tell you that they [Bergeron and Campbell] would not be cleared to play a game if we started today but that might change in the upcoming days or in a week from now," head coach Claude Julien told Switaj and other reporters Wednesday.
Bergeron, who earlier this summer said that he expected to be ready for camp all along, expects to use the first few practices to determine how much work he needs to do before the season starts next month.
"The next couple days will really tell me where I stand with the lingering issues," Bergeron told reporters Wednesday.
Switaj also reported that Campbell is currently adjusting to the feeling of having screws and a plate in his leg. Campbell told Switaj:
To be honest, I'm gonna feel it for a while. If you've ever had a broken bone, there's a certain time frame where it's expected to be fully healed but there's weeks and months after that that you still feel the break. So that's where I'm at right now, I'm still going to feel it, and I'm fully expecting to feel it for a while now. As much as I can protect the area and make it as comfortable as possible, I think there's still gonna be some pain there, and it's just something I'm going to have to work through.
While they are still adjusting and not considered to play in any games, it is a great sign for Boston that the centers are practicing.