Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron is expected to miss several weeks with an upper-body injury, according to multiple reports.

TSN reported Bergeron had a shoulder injury, but conflicting reports emerged to indicate Bergeron injured his ribs.

Injuries are the story of the early part of the season for the Bruins, who are expected to be without captain Zdeno Chara until around Christmas.

Bergeron, 33, was injured Friday night in Dallas when he went shoulder-first into the boards. Bergeron's 26 points through 19 games lead the team.

Chara injured his knee last week and could miss up to six weeks.