Chiarelli says Bergy is getting better

Bruins center Patrice Bergeron, who suffered his fourth career concussion April 2, is progressing in his recovery, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said Wednesday during a radio appearance. Chiarelli sounded encouraged because Bergeron has been practicing on his own and working out.

"On the road to recovery," Chiarelli said on the Toucher & Rich show on 98.5 The Sports Hub. "So it looks good. He's working out and things are looking good."

Bergeron suffered his latest concussion on an incidental hit to the side of the head from Senators forward Colin Greening in Boston's 3-2 win over Ottawa April 2. Bergeron has been examined by concussion specialist Dr. Robert Cantu and received positive results, according to the Boston Globe.

While Bruins head coach Claude Julien was obviously happy to hear this news, he told the media following his team's game-day skate that he won't allow himself to get too excited given the nature of concussions.

"Any time a guy starts to do something," Julien said. "It's a step in the right direction. We keep our fingers crossed and hope he keeps getting better."