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Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli Confirms Patrice Bergeron Has Suffered A “Moderate Concussion”


March 17, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) and defenseman Johnny Boychuk (55) wait for the opening face-off to commence against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Pittsburgh Penguins won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Its official now.

Earlier in the afternoon, Sportsnet analyst Nick Kypreos tweeted that Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron had suffered a concussion.

Shortly after that an afternoon press conference regarding the NHL trade deadline, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli confirmed that Bergeron has indeed suffered another concussion, albeit a moderate one.

Chiarelli went on to say that Bergeron got hit below the ear and was suffering from a sore neck as well a moderate concussion. He also said Bergeron was in good spirits, although a little annoyed to have suffered another concussion and that he was complaining about having a sore neck.

While the fact its been deemed a “moderate concussion” could be considered a good thing, when you realize this is the 4th concussion Bergeron has suffered in his NHL career, he’s had 2 major one and now 2 moderate ones, it doesn’t really make you feel any better.

Bergeron was reportedly up and walking around today, so that’s another good sign. However Chiarelli stated he wasn’t sure just how long Bergeron would be out and that when it comes to head injuries its too tough to speculate.

The Bruins were still waiting on more information regarding Bergeron’s status and condition as of right now. For now, all they know is their best two-way center has indeed suffered another concussion and is out indefinitely.

If there’s one player the Bruins can’t really afford to be without, its Patrice Bergeron.