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Bruins C Patrice Bergeron released from hospital 1 day after violent hit against boards

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins

BOSTON (AP) -Patrice Bergeron was released from the hospital Sunday, one day after the Boston Bruins forward sustained a concussion and broke his nose when he was smashed into the boards from behind by Philadelphia's Randy Jones.

Team spokesman Matt Chmura confirmed that Bergeron was discharged Sunday from Massachusetts General Hospital but declined to provide other details. Chmura said that Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli might speak to reporters Monday to discuss how long Bergeron will be out of action.

The 22-year-old center was hammered to the boards face-first by Jones in the first period of Philadelphia's 2-1 victory over the Bruins.

Bergeron lost consciousness, was transported from the ice on a stretcher and was taken to the hospital where team physician, Dr. Bertram Zarins, diagnosed him with a concussion and a broken nose.

No other serious injuries to Bergeron's head or neck were revealed by tests.

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