Bruins center Patrice Bergeron will make his official return to game action on Saturday night in Detroit according to coach Claude Julien after Friday's double-sessions at the TD Garden.

Bergeron suffered a punctured left lung fractured rib on his left side torn rib cartilage and a separated right shoulder in the Stanley Cup Final and he'll play in his first game since against the Red Wings on Saturday.

Not only does Bergeron's return speak volumes about his dedication to the Bruins it's also going to help some of his teammates who have seemed lost at times during the preseason without him.