Bergeron Update

GM Peter Chiarelli provided an update on Patrice Bergeron, who suffered a Grade 3 concussion six days ago when Philadelphia defenseman Randy Jones belted him into the TD Banknorth Garden boards.

“He could be out a month. He could be out two months. He could be out a year,” Chiarelli said.

Bergeron’s condition
By Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff

Chiarelli said that Bergeron can hold a conversation for several minutes, but then becomes tired and loses focus. Bergeron wakes up once or twice each night and is wearing a neck collar during the day. He is sedentary and can watch TV, but becomes distracted easily, according to Chiarelli.

Perhaps the most disturbing news was that Bergeron required a wheelchair to travel from his home to the Garden for treatment several days ago. Bergeron usually walks to the Garden for games and practices.

“I was told at one point that it was pretty certain he had broken his neck,” said Chiarelli. “He’s very well-conditioned. He’s strong up top with the [trapezoid muscles], shoulders, and neck. But for that, he probably would have broken his neck.”

53 Responses to Bergeron Update

  1. Archion113 says:

    Ahh i see how it is.  Only when it happens to your team do you cry about it.  But when your team does it, like Alberts, Bergeron, and now PJ, you resort to name calling?

    The first half of my original post was a copy and paste job.

    "are you an internet troll."

    Is that a question?

    The truth is, you're the troll.  You run around starting crap and have nothing to say when people say stuff back.  Just like right now…

    Friggin Hypocrit, get off this board.

  2. hockeyhead says:

    i didnt see anyone leaving on a stretcher after a bruin hit.

    dude,  i dont care what you see.

    i will gladly go back to the bruin message board that i frequent.  a place where we dont have to deal with the closed minded babble of a flyer fan.

    see you on the 26th.

  3. Badgers81 says:

    Hi all

    First post here but I write as an expert for the site Its a cool site you should check it out if you are in to fantasy hockey. I think there are 2 differences to the Jones hit that should have required a longer suspension. First, instead of hitting the guy straight on from the back, which is what we find in most hits near the boards, Jones, intentionally, drove Bergerons head directly into the boards. I find that nearly as malicious as Bertuzzi driving someone's head into the ice. I also think you need to judge the length of Bergeron's injury in the suspension of Jones. He was seriously, almost life threatening, injured because of an extrmeely dirty play by Jones. Therefore, I would think Jones should be suspended for at least half a month, which is the minimum time Bergeron will be out. 

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