Patrice Bergeron Injury: Updates on Bruins Star's Status

Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistJune 22, 2013

Patrice Bergeron's health is a concern, as the Boston Bruins center was taken out of Game 5 against the Chicago Blackhawks Saturday night. However, the Bruins star will play in Game 6.


UPDATE: Wednesday, June 26, at 12:33 p.m. ET by Ian Hanford

According to ESPN's James Murphy, "assistant captain Patrice Bergeron was released Wednesday from the hospital, where he had been since the end of Monday's Game 6 with a small puncture in his lung."

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UPDATE: Wednesday, June 26, at 12:40 p.m. ET by Sam Westmoreland

Naoko Funayama of NESN has provided an updated list of the various ailments plaguing Bergeron during the playoffs. also reports that the center has spent time in the hospital since the end of the season due to his injuries. 

Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli told reporters Wednesday that center Patrice Bergeron was absent from the team's end-of-season breakup day Wednesday at TD Garden because he was at a local hospital for observation for a slight puncture of his lung.


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UPDATE: Monday, June 24, at 11:45 p.m. ET by Eric Ball

After his team's stunning Game 6 loss, Bergeron revealed to Joe Haggerty of CSNNE what exactly was ailing him. The list is a dozy: 

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UPDATE: Monday, June 24, at 7:55 p.m. ET by Tom Kinslow

Good news for Bruins fans, as Comcast SportsNet's Joe Haggerty has an update on Patrice Bergeron prior to a vital game vs. Chicago.

The Bruins later confirmed that Bergeron will suit up and play with the team's back against the wall, via Haggerty.

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UPDATE: Monday, June 24, at 11:37 a.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

CBC Sports' Elliotte Friedman has the latest from Bruins head coach Claude Julien on Patrice Bergeron.

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UPDATE: Sunday, June 23, at 2:40 p.m. ET by Tom Kinslow

Dan Rosen of has the latest on Patrice Bergeron's status from head coach Claude Julien.

Julien also added that it is unknown if Bergeron will skate tomorrow, per Pierre LeBrun of

While the latest updates are vague, Julien is positive about his status.

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UPDATE: Sunday, June 23, at 9:15 a.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

Encouraging news for Boston fans as Patrice Bergeron is already back with his teammates. Renaud Lavoie has the latest:

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UPDATE: Sunday, June 23, at 12:10 a.m. ET by Ian Hanford

Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos mentions the possible reason for Bergeron's injury:

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UPDATE: Sunday, June 23, at 12:02 a.m. ET by Ian Hanford

ESPN the Magazine reporter Craig Custance provides some insight into Bergeron's status for next game:

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UPDATE: Saturday, June 22, at 11:25 p.m. ET by Joseph Zucker's Joe Haggerty reported that Claude Julien is a little in the dark about the extent of Patrice Bergeron's injury. He could play the next game. It's still up in the air.

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UPDATE: Saturday, June 22, at 11:19 p.m. ET by Joseph Zucker

TSN's Darren Dreger couldn't offer exactly what the problem was with Patrice Bergeron, but he was told the center did not suffer a head injury.

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Mike Lynch of WCVB in Boston reported Bergeron was taken to an ambulance after going down in the second period.

It wasn't a good sign when Bergeron was absent on the bench to start the third period, as ESPN Boston's Joe McDonald reported.

Watching highlights of when Bergeron went down, at this point, it's difficult to see what exactly the issue is.

The assumption would have to be some sort of head injury considering he didn't look to be in any physical pain. ESPN's Pierre LeBrun said he looked "shaken up."

He then went on to say that the problem was starting to look bad, and Carl Soderberg would be taking Bergeron's place.

"Let's just say right now we're going to give him a little bit of time," Boston coach Claude Julien said to NBC's Pierre McGuire during a second-period on-camera interview, via

The injury couldn't come at a worse time for Boston. Bergeron has scored four goals in the Stanley Cup Final. With the Bruins now down 3-2 in the series, losing him could prove fatal for the Bruins. The Boston Globe's Kevin Paul Dupont doesn't like the Bruins' chances if they can't rely on Bergeron.

During the regular season, he was third on the team in points, with 32. The 27-year-old center had 10 goals and 22 assists.

This is definitely a situation that will need to be monitored as it unfolds. It's still unclear what Bergeron's injury is and for how long he'll be out. Right now, his return to the Final appears to be questionable at best.