Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins suffered a concussion when Flyers winger Claude Giroux performend an open-ice hit.
The hit came 2:38 into the third period, while his team went on to win the series with a 5-1 victory during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Friday night.
According to Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli:
“Patrice suffered a mild concussion last evening,” while adding, “He went into the quiet room after being hit, was assessed by our doctors, took the NHL modified SCAT 2 test and deemed unable to return. But what I’m told is that the concussion is mild. I have not heard about him today, he was still sleeping earlier this morning.”
With Bergeron out for the start of the new series the Bruins will be missing not only their assistant Captain, but also their top point-getter this season.
Bergeron has a history of concussions, including missing a large part of the 2007-2007 season from a severe hit to the head.