Bergeron in hospital
Boston Bruins centre Patrice Bergeron was taken off the ice on a stretcher Saturday after a scary hit from behind by Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Randy Jones.At first glance, it looks like an ugly, dirty hit from behind. Bergeron's face was rammed face first into the ledge on the boards, and the latest reports say he has a broken nose and a concussion, but all feeling in his extremities.
Bergeron was chasing after a loose puck in the Flyers zone late in the first period when Jones closed in on him and drove his head into the boards with his forearm.
Good news, in other words.
Paul Kukla has a terrific roundup of everything related to this hit, including an apology from Jones. He's not a dirty player and this was apparently just a terrible error in judgment.
That said, he's going to be suspended, and unlike with the previous two incidents, losing Jones hurts the Flyers considerably on the ice.