Source: Bergeron injury not ruptured spleen

Source: Bergeron injury not ruptured spleen
June 23, 2013, 7:15 pm
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BOSTON - While the Bruins are remaining extremely tight-lipped about the injury that sent Patrice Bergeron to the hospital from Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals, a source close to Bergeron confirmed that the injury "isn't a ruptured spleen."

Bergeron flew back to Boston with the rest of the Bruins on Sunday morning. He wouldn't have flown with the team if he had sustained a ruptured spleen, the source said. There had been specultation that a spleen rupture is what sent Bergeron from the United Center in an ambulance while his Bruins teammates were losing Game 5.

According to coach Claude Julien, he is considered "day-to-day" for Game 6 against the Chicago Blackhawks at TD Garden.

"He's day-to-day," said Julien on Sunday.

When asked to describe center's injury as either upper or lower body, Julien stayed mum on the details.

"Body injury," said Julien.

As Bergeron-related questions continued to start Julien's press conference, the coach became somewhat frustrated and revealed that "day-to-day" wasn't necessarily a bad thing.

"Guys, he's day-to-day," said Julien. "And day-to-day is really good news to me, anyways. It should be to you guys."

If Bergeron is medically cleared to play in what is now a must-win Game 6 at the TD Garden on Monday, it will be the assistant captain's decision as to whether or not he'll play.