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How serious was Patrice Bergeron's' Injury?

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01:02 PM ET 06.23 | Game 5 wasn't really going the Bruins' way all night long but things got scary for them during the second intermission. Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron was taken out of the United Center in an ambulance and taken to the hospital for undisclosed reasons. Bergeron played very little time in the two periods he was available and it didn't appear as though he had suffered a hit that would have prompted the type of exit Bergeron took. According to NBC's ice-side reporter Pierre McGuire, Bergeron nor the Bruins gave a specific reason for Bergeron leaving during the second intermission. While he was available, Bergeron played just 49 seconds in the second period with his 33-second shift early in the second period being his last of the night. He looked very sluggish while on the ice and it appears the intensity and physicality of this series is catching up on both sides. Jonathan Toews has been getting blasted all game long and hasn't looked himself.

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June 23, 2013  07:46 PM ET

This season he definitely became one of the top twenty forwards in the league, before that, top fifty probably would have been pushing it. Still though, the way he's played in the playoffs, first team all-star would be well in order - as he's basically outshone everyone, swedie pies, jumbos, pavels and whiners' included - only just barely on the pavel though - call that one a toss-up. The only treatment for damaged spleen that I know of is removal. An attack, or malfunction ??

June 23, 2013  08:42 PM ET
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He's not underrated, everyone but Hank knows he is the best two way player in the game.

Not by Bruins fans he isn't because you're lucky enough to see him play on a regular basis. But, he is ignored by large segments of the 'sports' media who went gaga over the likes of Ovechkin, Crosby and Malkin.

In many ways Patrice Bergeron is like Pavel Datsyuk in the sense that he quietly goes about his business without any fanfare or controversy. You're used to him, the rest of us aren't. Lucky you.

June 23, 2013  08:46 PM ET
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Not by Bruins fans he isn't because you're lucky enough to see him play on a regular basis. But, he is ignored by large segments of the 'sports' media who went gaga over the likes of Ovechkin, Crosby and Malkin. In many ways Patrice Bergeron is like Pavel Datsyuk in the sense that he quietly goes about his business without any fanfare or controversy. You're used to him, the rest of us aren't. Lucky you.

Tastefully stated.

June 23, 2013  11:15 PM ET

He is one of the best all around players in the world...no doubt. This coming from a Hawks fan....I don't know what kind of injury he has, but if he's out, the Bruins are losing their best player IMHO. I would still take Towes for his all around game but it's really close. Now on the game six.....I hope the Hawks close it out tomorrow...but if not it has been one great series!

June 23, 2013  11:59 PM ET
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Not by Bruins fans he isn't because you're lucky enough to see him play on a regular basis. But, he is ignored by large segments of the 'sports' media who went gaga over the likes of Ovechkin, Crosby and Malkin. In many ways Patrice Bergeron is like Pavel Datsyuk in the sense that he quietly goes about his business without any fanfare or controversy. You're used to him, the rest of us aren't. Lucky you.

You will see him more than you like next year with the Wings being in the east.

June 24, 2013  12:00 AM ET
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This season he definitely became one of the top twenty forwards in the league, before that, top fifty probably would have been pushing it. Still though, the way he's played in the playoffs, first team all-star would be well in order - as he's basically outshone everyone, swedie pies, jumbos, pavels and whiners' included - only just barely on the pavel though - call that one a toss-up. The only treatment for damaged spleen that I know of is removal. An attack, or malfunction ??

Not sure how you can act after it's gone Tom, not as devil-may-care?

June 24, 2013  01:35 AM ET
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Not sure how you can act after it's gone Tom, not as devil-may-care?

It can be done. Peter Forsberg played without a spleen for the last few years of his career. Lost his during the playoffs.

I'm waiting for Mr. Nose to show up but, Marchand's been AWOL. I thought he'd the one to neutralize Patrick Kane and create some havoc in the Hawks zone but .... he's been a non-factor so far.

June 24, 2013  01:37 AM ET
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You will see him more than you like next year with the Wings being in the east.

Aye. Two of the greatest two-way players in the world today going at it. Should be fun.

 
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