BOSTON (CBS) – Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli confirmed on Saturday that Patrice Bergeron suffered a mild concussion Friday during game four against Philadelphia.
Bergeron, who has been one of Boston’s top players in these playoffs, left the game late after Flyers forward Claude Giroux checked him on open-ice.
Chiarelli said Saturday he thought the hit “was a shade late.”
Bergeron is expected to be out at least a week. That means he’ll miss the beginning of the next series against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Rookie Tyler Seguin is expected to take his spot.
This is the 25-year-old Bergeron’s third concussion, and his second at the hands of a Philadelphia Flyers player. Bergeron suffered a grade three concussion in 2007 when he was checked from behind by Flyers defenseman Randy Jones.
Jones now plays for the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Bruins’ opponent in the next round.