(Boston) The captain of the Boston Bruins, Patrice Bergeron, will not participate in the first game of the first round of the playoffs against the Florida Panthers, Monday evening, he who is ill.

The 37-year-old Quebecer injured his upper body in the last game of the regular season against the Montreal Canadiens and missed practice on Saturday and Sunday.

Coach Jim Montgomery said after Saturday’s practice that it was “extra rest” only.

After Monday morning’s practice, Montgomery announced, “We don’t just have Bergeron, but a few other guys who haven’t been in great shape. ยป