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Patrice Bergeron leaves Game 5 in ambulance

CHICAGO — Patrice Bergeron [1] was taken from the United Center in the middle of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup [2] finals Saturday night via ambulance and transported to a local hospital, first reported by WCVB’s Mike Lynch and later confirmed by the Bruins.

Bergeron appeared to take a hit late in the first period during a 4-on-4 situation on the ice but he did return to play a limited amount in the second period. He came out after just two shifts in the second and did not return. He was not on the Bruins bench to begin the third period.

Carl Soderberg took Bergeron’s place on the second line, centering Brad Marchand [3] and Jaromir Jagr.

The Bruins confirmed the report but did not announce details of the injury.