On Wednesday morning at TD Garden, Patrice Bergeron was excused from his exit interview with management. Bergeron was still at a local hospital, where he was admitted following Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final because of a punctured lung.
Bergeron’s teammates had no such excuse. At TD Garden, Peter Chiarelli conducted his final exit interview with defenseman Andrew Ference. The general manager told Ference the news the alternate captain had been expecting: The Bruins will not bring him back.