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Preseason debut a big success for Patrice Bergeron

Bruins forward easily passes test

DETROIT — It wasn’t quite a perfect debut — he did, after all, lose the opening faceoff — but the important part was that Patrice Bergeron was on the ice, demonstrating his customary two-way game, all while not suffering any ill effects from the injuries that crippled him in the postseason.

The last time Bergeron was seen in a game he was dealing with the pain of torn rib cartilage, a broken rib, a separated shoulder, and a punctured lung.

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