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Bergeron fought through broken rib, separated shoulder

Jun 24, 2013, 11:43 PM EDT

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With the 2013 Stanley Cup Final over, the injury updates are going from humorously vague to mostly honest.

With that, we now know that Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron was dealing with broken ribs (with torn cartilage) and a separated shoulder,’s Joe Haggerty reports.

Update: Tyler Seguin told’s Shawn Roarke that Bergeron also had some kind of nose injury (broken perhaps)? So maybe “body” injury really was appropriate?

The 27-year-old gutted out Game 6, although it was clear that he wasn’t at 100 percent. Impressively, he logged 17:45 minutes of ice time, so it’s not like Claude Julien kept him stapled to the bench.

Naturally, he wasn’t the only injured player. Joel Quenneville admitted that Jonathan Toews got his “bell rung” while’s Tracey Myers reports that a disc in Marian Hossa‘s back was hitting a nerve, causing some numbness in one of his legs.

There are likely to be more injury revelations in the next hours-to-days, but the mantra holds true once more: hockey players are really tough.

  1. dt58 - Jun 24, 2013 at 11:49 PM

    Wow. Gained so much respect for Bergeron as the series went on. So glad he (and Toews) played. Biggest stage needed its biggest players

  2. burgh916 - Jun 24, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    Like dt58 said, also Shaw, one of the many things I love about hockey is how tough the players are. No matter who dives, who flops, who does whatever to draw a penalty for their team, that same person will go out and lay in front of a 90+mph slapper in a heartbeat. Proud to be a hockey fan!

  3. gallyhatch - Jun 25, 2013 at 12:03 AM

    Bergeron is going to get a maximum contract with the Bruins this off season, and someday his number will go up in the rafters. . . . and rightfully so. He doesn’t put up the best numbers, but he does everything right.

    I love the fact this guy is a Bruin, I couldn’t be prouder.

    • chanceoffleury1 - Jun 25, 2013 at 1:57 AM

      As a Pens fan, this playoffs I can’t help but to have gained quite a fondness for him. His playing style and work ethic seem really top notch. He just doesn’t make mistakes and does everything right. The type of guy you want young players to look up to and aspire to be. Easily one of the most underrated players in the entire world right now. A lock for team Canada, for sure.

    • imleftcoast - Jun 25, 2013 at 1:00 PM

      Bergeron is easily the guy I’d want to pick off the Bruins. It didn’t look like he could skate after Game 5, and there he was hitting in Game 6. Shaw taking that shot in the face was something else too. Really have to admire that drive to win. Phenomenal.

  4. blackhawksdynasty - Jun 25, 2013 at 12:12 AM

    Further proof (like we needed more) that hockey players are the toughest athletes in professional sports.

    Crazy to think that generations ago these guys played with little protection and played for embarrassingly small paychecks.


  5. mp1131211 - Jun 25, 2013 at 1:01 AM

    Probably went to the hospital thinking he was having a heart attack. Broken rib can hurt that bad, no doubt.

  6. dan46778 - Jun 25, 2013 at 1:07 AM

    Bergy is the type of hockey I always wanted to be

  7. rmfields - Jun 25, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    Let’s see a soccer player do that. Ha ha ha

    • sabatimus - Jun 25, 2013 at 1:45 PM

      Oh, it happens on every play, didn’t you know?

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