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Julien: Bergeron may return to B’s lineup for Game 6

Jun 22, 2013, 11:33 PM EDT

If you were hoping for a detailed update on Patrice Bergeron, sounds like you’ll need to wait until Sunday — at the earliest.

Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien didn’t provide specifics about the 27-year-old’s status, only saying that it was an injury that didn’t allow him to finish Saturday’s Game 5 loss to Chicago.

Here’s how the postgame conversation went with reporters:

Q. First, if you have any more of an update on Patrice Bergeron? And then to follow that up, maybe if you could describe the concern as a team after finding out that he would not be returning to the game.

COACH JULIEN: Well, no update, and I think there’s no concern until you get an update. As far as we’re concerned, he’s just getting evaluated right now. Not much I can say on his situation.

Q. Can you at least tell us how it happened, the injury?

COACH JULIEN: No, not really. It’s just an injury that wasn’t able to let him finish the game. He may be in next game. I’m not going there.

Q. Was this an injury that was fresh in this game or did…

COACH JULIEN: Guys, I’m not going there, so anything else but injury here. I’ll update you when I have an update. There’s nothing more. We can ask a million questions. I don’t have any more information than probably you guys do right now.

RDS’ Renaud Lavoie reports that the Bruins are staying overnight in Chicago, but that plan has nothing to do with Bergeron being held in a hospital for observation.

Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos passes along word from an anonymous Bruins source that Bergeron might have suffered a spleen injury.

Here’s video of Bergeron showing discomfort:

It’s believed he might have been injured during an exchange with Michal Rozsival in the first period, which might have been captured in this Getty Images photo:

source: Getty Images

  1. princeton155 - Jun 23, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    Just heard,injured spleen?Just a rumor.

  2. dkelley1186 - Jun 23, 2013 at 1:14 AM

    I hope it’s not his head

  3. ronthecubsfan - Jun 23, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    I was busy with my daughter’s wedding last night, but we did happen to quote accidentally unquote watch some of the 2nd and 3rd periods (“we” is her and I – she skipped out on her own wedding reception to watch part of the game) and when I saw him not going full speed it looked wrong to me – that’s not his style.

    Rumored spleen injury? That’s pretty serious. I wish him well – never like to see anyone get seriously injured.

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