BOSTON, MA - On Friday morning, Bruins' ownership and President Cam Neely addressed reporters at TD Garden for their end-of-season press conference.
During the media availability, Neely said that Patrice Bergeron is now out of the hospital, after being held there for observation following Game Six.
General Manager Peter Chiarelli had revealed during the team's "break-up day" on Wednesday that, in addition to the broken rib and torn cartilage Bergeron entered Game Six with, and the separated shoulder he sustained in the first period and played with, the center also had a small puncture in his lung that was found following the game. He added that the center was fine.
"He played through all of this, and he was a warrior," said the GM. "I can’t say enough about his performance and what he did while being injured."
On Friday, Neely was happy to divulge that Patrice was recovering well.
"He’s doing well. He’s recovering. I mean, obviously with what Patrice went through to play Game 6 and then what happened to him during Game 6, certainly speaks volumes of Patrice as an athlete, as a human being, who has a compete level we like to have wearing our jersey," said Neely.
"He’s been a big fabric of our organization for a number of years and I know he’s recovering and doing well and will have a full recovery."