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Bruins' Patrice Bergeron sidelined with fractured right foot

Boston Bruins star centre Patrice Bergeron has a fractured right foot and will be evaluated in two weeks, the team announced Tuesday. The 32-year-old was in the midst of one of his best NHL seasons with 54 points in 55 games.

Star centre to be evaluated in 2 weeks after blocking shot vs. Maple Leafs

Bruins centre Patrice Bergeron will be sidelined indefinitely with a fractured right foot suffered while blocking a shot against the Maple Leafs on Saturday. He was in the midst of one of the best seasons of his career with 54 points in 55 games. (Steven Ryan / Getty Images)

Boston Bruins star centre Patrice Bergeron has a fractured right foot and will be evaluated in two weeks, the team announced Tuesday.

The 32-year-old suffered the injury while blocking a shot during the Bruins' 4-3 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs last Saturday and was spotted leaving the arena wearing a walking boot.

Bergeron returned Sunday and played through "some discomfort" in a 4-1 loss to Buffalo before a CT scan on Monday revealed a small fracture.

Boston head coach Bruce Cassidy said the team will be hurt by his absence.

Bergeron of L'Ancienne-Lorette was in the midst of one of the best seasons in his 14-year NHL career with 54 points in 55 games.

Riley Nash is expected to replace Bergeron on the team's top line.

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