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With Bergeron on cusp of return, Bruins set to break up top line and spread the wealth

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There’s still at least a week or so before Bruce Cassidy can enjoy the luxury that hasn’t been afforded to the Bruins all season long — a completely healthy roster to work with.

But for now, Boston’s bench boss will be more than happy with the one skater that the B’s are set to recoup this weekend, as Patrice Bergeron will be listed as a game-time decision for Saturday’s matinee matchup against the Nashville Predators.

With Bergeron expected to return after missing the past month due to a rib/sternoclavicular injury, the time has come for Cassidy to sort out his top-six corps.

The easy option would be to slot Bergeron back in between Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak, reuniting a trio that has continued to live up to its billing as one of the top lines in all of hockey over the last few seasons (56.46 Corsi-For Percentage, plus-3 goal differential, 3.88 goals per 60 minutes this season)

But where does that leave David Krejci, who’s been just as effective filling in for Bergeron on that top line as of late? (56.72 Corsi-For Percentage, plus-6 goal differential and 4.48 goals for over 60 minutes)