Nick Kypreos, who is an ex-NHLer turned analyst for Sportsnet in Canada has tweeted that sources are telling him that Boston Bruins center, Patrice Bergeron, did indeed suffer a concussion Tuesday night at the Boston Garden when the Bruins were taking on the Ottawa Senators.
Concern in Boston today as a source says #Bruins Patrice Bergeron did indeed suffer a concussion during 2nd period tues nite at TD Garden
— Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) April 3, 2013
The Bruins lost Bergeron during the 2nd period of the game after he got tangled up in front of the Boston net and appeared to take an errant elbow to the side of his head from Senators forward Colin Greening. The play was clearly accidental and partially Bergeron’s fault as he dropped down to one knee before taking the elbow.
Bergeron stayed on the ice for a moment before standing up, dropping his stick and skating to the Bruins bench. He then headed straight down the tunnel to the Bruins dressing room and never returned.
There was and has been no announcement from the team about Bergeron’s injury and if it was actually a concussion.
Even with the addition of Jaromir Jagr and injured center Chris Kelly starting to skate again after suffering a broken tibia, the Bruins can in no way shape or form afford to lose Bergeron for an extended period of time. He is easily their best two-way player and is a candidate for the Selke Award (NHL’s best defensive-forward) every year and his ability to win face-offs is unmatched on the team and for the most part throughout the NHL. He’s also the team leader in points and just a team leader in general.
We’ll have more on his injury as it comes, for now keep your fingers crossed and hope it’s not as bad as its starting to sound.