Last week Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron announced that he wouldn't be making the trip to China and that his rehab timeline was a bit off.
Now it looks like he's having a bit of a setback in his recovery from his offseason groin surgery.
Bergeron revealed to reporters that he's currently dealing with back spasms.
“Sometimes it does happen, I’ve been told,” Bergeron said. “People who’ve dealt with groin and hip injuries, they’ve dealt with some back injuries as well. So, you know, a little bit of a setback, but otherwise kind of looking forward to being done and feeling good next week.”
He's hoping that staying behind in North America can still give him a chance to participate in the end of camp and start the season.
“A little bit of setback that way, but still shooting for the same schedule for the end of camp and the start of the season, so nothing has changed that way,” Bergeron told reporters.
The 33 year old missed 18 regular season games last season along with one playoff game last year, however he still put up 63 points in 64 regular season games and 16 points in 11 playoff games.