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by Paul on 10/27/07 at 06:07 PM ET
update 7:03pm, Bergeron has full movement, concussion and broken nose.
Note 5:33pm, I will be adding to this post, so make sure to check the permalink page on occasion. Also, Jaci at Wicked Bruins Fan was live blogging the game and is updating as information becomes available.
5:35pm, Video added on the permalink page.
5:55pm, Randy Jones issues a statement, found at the bottom of the post, go to the permalink page…
Bergeron was hit from behind by Randy Jones. He was stablized on a stretcher and taken to the hospital.
No report yet… You can follow along at this thread on HFBoards...
added 5:16pm, TSN report...
added 5:19pm, from the Sports Ticker via Yahoo,
Bergeron was in the offensive zone and had just passed the puck when Jones checked him from behind, crashing Bergeron headfirst into the glass and metal divider.
Bergeron lay motionless for 10 minutes while team doctor Thomas Gill tended to him. Gill and Bruins trainers worked to get the assistant captain on a flat support before lifting him onto a gurney.
The crowd gave Bergeron an ovation as he was taken off the ice and to an ambulance to be taken to a local hospital.
Jones was given a five-minute boarding penalty with a game misconduct.
added 5:24pm. from the AP via NHL.com,
Medical personnel cut away Bergeron’s jersey and shoulder pads as they worked on him, placing his neck in a brace. They placed him on a board and then onto a stretcher, his legs taped together and his arms folded across his chest. There was little sign of movement. The game was delayed some 15 minutes with 3:53 left in the first period.
Bergeron and Jones were chasing a loose puck when Bergeron took the hit in the back and hit the glass face-first. He went down on the ice on his back and lay virtually motionless as Jones continued pursuing the puck. As the whistle blew, Boston’s Chuck Kobasew went after Jones, drawing a roughing penalty
added 5:55pm, via the Philadelphia Flyers,
Flyers defenseman Randy Jones issued the following statement during the Flyers-Boston Bruins game on Saturday at the TD Banknorth Garden. Jones was issued a boarding major and game misconduct after hitting Boston’s Patrice Bergeron, who had to be helped off of the ice in a stretcher in the first period of the game.
“Words really can’t express the way that I feel right now. I am very apologetic for the hit and what I did. It was not intentional. It is something that I have never done before and it is not part of my character. I am extremely sorry. I hope he does ok and everything works out for him. I wish him nothing but the best in his recovery.”
In 10 games this season, Jones has one goal and five assist for six points and 21 penalty minutes. He entered Saturday’s game tied for a team-high +8 rating.
added 6:45pm, TSN has a video up too…
added 6:55pm, Glen Murry on the NESN post game show said Bergeron was talking when he was being wheeled off the ice. Murray hopes everthing will be ok.
added 7:03 pm, Claude Julien on the hit- No room for that type of hit, intentional or non-intentential or not. Something has to be done, the 3rd time this year the Flyers have been involved in that type of hit.
NESN just updated… Concussion and broken nose, has full movement.
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