Peter Chiarelli confirms fourth concussion for Patrice Bergeron
|04.03.13 at 3:57 pm ET|
Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli confirmed at his post-NHL trade deadline press conference that center Patrice Bergeron suffered a concussion in Tuesday’s 3-2 win over Ottawa. SportsNet’s Nick Kypreos was the first to report the news on Wednesday.
“I talked to Patrice,” Chiarelli said. “Patrice suffered a concussion, described as moderate. I talked to him about [4 p.m. Wednesday]. He was in very good spirits. He was out walking today. He was annoyed at it. He was emotional Tuesday night. I don’t know when you’ll see him [playing] again. I don’t think you’ll see him [Thursday].”
Bergeron lunged at Ottawa forward Colin Greening in the Bruins’ zone in the second period Tuesday and hit his head on Greening’s elbow/forearm as the Ottawa forward was shooting. Bergeron left the game and did not return.
This is the fourth concussion suffered in Bergeron’s career, with the last one prior to Tuesday’s occurring in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Flyers.
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Mike Petraglia contributed to this report.