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Bruins-Blackhawks Game 6 notes

Bruins-Blackhawks Game 6 notes

Patrice Bergeron has been, arguably, the Bruins' top offensive performer this postseason. (Getty Images) Patrice Bergeron has been, arguably, the Bruins' top offensive performer this postseason. (Getty Images)

Notes coming out of Bruins' and Blackhawks' camps as of Monday morning, ahead of Monday night's Game 6 (8 p.m., NBC):

- The Bruins are said to be 'encouraged' by Patrice Bergeron's progress despite him not being at Monday morning's skate. Boston has not released a definitive statement on Bergeron's injury, calling it a "body injury" and saying that he's "day-to-day." A report Sunday said that Bergeron is dealing with a spleen injury but that has not been confirmed.

- The Blackhawks are dealing with a potential big loss of their own as Jonathan Toews hit his head on the ice after a crushing blow from Johnny Boychuk in Game 5. Chicago head coach Joel Quenneville was "optimistic" that Toews would play in Game 6.

- Boychuk will not be disciplined for the hit on Toews, per ruling by the NHL. Said Bruins head coach Claude Julien: "I think they said it was clean, wasn't it? Then I agree with them. I'm not going to hide from that. If it wasn't a clean hit, I'd have been a guy that supported those kind of things that we need to get out of the game. But it was a clean hit."

 
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