Patrice Bergeron wasn’t sure he’d be able to swing a golf club yesterday.
The center who suffered multiple serious injuries during the Stanley Cup finals 21⁄2 months ago was still feeling the damage to his lower front ribs a broken rib and torn cartilage as he took part in the Boston Bruins Foundation’s 10th annual golf tournament.
Center Gregory Campbell also has not recovered from the broken right leg he suffered blocking a shot against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the third round of the playoffs.
But with training camp set to open tomorrow at Ristuccia Arena both players expressed optimism they will be ready for the start of the 2013-14 season on Oct. 3.
“There’s still some pain in the rib area” Bergeron said yesterday morning as several dozen Bruins — present past and perhaps future — gathered at The International.
Bergeron has been skating for weeks but wasn’t quite ready for the torque required in golf shots.
“I can chip and putt but I don’t know if I can swing the club” he s