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Bruins’ Bergeron leaves game after blow to head, won’t return

Apr 2, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

Patrice Bergeron Getty Images

Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron left Tuesday’s game against Ottawa after taking a Colin Greening elbow to the head, and won’t return.

The hit, which occurred at the 12-minute mark of the second period, appeared to be inadvertent and Greening wasn’t penalized on the play.

Bergeron skated immediately to the Bruins bench and indicated something was wrong, then left for good. The club announced during the intermission that he wouldn’t be back.

The immediate concern for the Bruins is Bergeron’s concussion history.

The reigning Selke winner missed nearly the entire 2007-08 season after suffering a concussion on a hit from then-Flyers defenseman Randy Jones.

Bergeron also suffered a concussion during the 2011 Eastern Conference semifinals, which forced him to miss a pair of playoff games.


  1. bigbadbruins77 - Apr 2, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    Not our mvp 😦

  2. valoisvipers - Apr 2, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    Sure hope that he is not concussed.

  3. mclovinhockey - Apr 2, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    Hope he is okay /:

  4. packerswin96 - Apr 2, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    Hate the Bruin’s and lost huge respect for Bergeron after the Chara/Pacioretty incident but still hope he is okay and at the very least not concussed again.

    • lordstanley65 - Apr 3, 2013 at 2:10 AM


  5. jpelle82 - Apr 2, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    crosby goes out when iginla comes in….bergeron goes out the night they get jagr. not what the gm’s had in mind…bergeron is one of my favorite players, hope he is not concussed again but it didnt look good

  6. arbruins - Apr 2, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    Packers, what does the Chara/Pacioretty incident have to do with Bergeron?

    • packerswin96 - Apr 2, 2013 at 10:07 PM

      Just what Bergeron said after that incident, look it up.

      • sabatimus - Apr 2, 2013 at 10:11 PM

        Couldn’t find it, and guess what? I don’t really care.

      • lordstanley65 - Apr 3, 2013 at 2:07 AM

        You have got to be the stupidest person on Earth with that comment. Do you even watch hockey at all?

  7. sabatimus - Apr 2, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    Dougie got hurt too and didn’t return to the ice in the 3rd (though I think I saw him on the bench near the end). These are two players (particularly Bergy) that we cannot afford to lose.

    • lordstanley65 - Apr 3, 2013 at 2:09 AM

      Agreed. We lose Bergeron, we’re screwed.

  8. marchand63 - Apr 3, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Hope he’s not done for the season. We need him.

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