Welcome to the 2017 preseason!

This is a busy time with the start of the new season beginning Wednesday. Rookies are looking to make a name for themselves and veterans are aiming to lock down roster spots. Each day, we will have all the updates of note right here.

Here is the preseason news for Tuesday:

Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron sustained a lower-body injury during practice Tuesday and is considered day to day, coach Bruce Cassidy said.

Bergeron, 32, had surgery in May to repair a sports hernia. He reportedly played most of last season with the injury, finishing with 53 points (21 goals, 32 assists) in 79 games and winning the Selke Trophy as the NHL's best defensive forward.

Boston opens the regular season Thursday against the Nashville Predators at TD Garden (7 p.m. ET; NESN, FS-TN, NHL.TV).

In 899 career NHL games, Bergeron has 671 points (259 goals, 412 assists), and 70 points (25 goals, 45 assists) in 101 Stanley Cup Playoff games the past 13 seasons, all with the Bruins.