Bruins Center Patrice Bergeron Out Indefinitely With Concussion


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Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images(BOSTON) — Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron is out indefinitely after suffering a moderate concussion, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli announced Wednesday.

Bergeron suffered his fourth concussion of his career in the second period of the Bruins’ 3-2 win over Ottawa Tuesday night, when he slammed into the Senators Colin Greening. Bergeron was able to skate off the ice under his own power but he did not return to the game.

“I won’t have any further update until I have some significant information for you,”  Chiarelli said when asked about a timetable for Bergeron’s return. “But long story short is he got hit in the back below the ear, and he said his neck is very sore. That’s as much as I know.”

Wednesday was the NHL trade deadline. The Bruins, who traded for winger Jaromir Jagr Tuesday, acquired defenseman Wayne Redden and forward Rob Flick.

Chiarelli talked about trying to trade for someone to fill in for Bergeron.
“When you see a player like Patrice go down, there’s no way we’re going to replace him. There wasn’t that caliber player, so I’m not going to go around chasing it all day,” Chiarelli said. “You’ve seen it across the league, teams have picked up the rest of the team when they have injuries, and I would expect us to do the same.”

Bergeron leads the B’s in assists (21), points (31) and plus/minus rating (plus-23) this season.

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