Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 09/03/13 at 11:36 AM ET
Bergevin hopes to have enforcer George Parros and captain Brian Gionta in the lineup for opening night. Parros - acquired from the Florida Panthers for his toughness and willingness to drop the gloves for his teammates - had offseason rotator cuff surgery while Gionta is rehabbing from surgery on his left biceps tendon.
"It's possible that Gio might not be ready to start the season but he'll be ready not too long after," Bergevin told reporters.
P.K. Subban's contract status was also a hot topic. The young blueliner - who won the Norris Trophy in June - will become a restricted free agent again next summer and Bergevin sounded open to extending his contract in-season as he did last spring with David Desharnais and Francis Bouillon.
"I would like to get something done," he told reporters, adding he did not want to discuss contracts in public. "It takes two to tango."
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