Bergeron injury dampens B's spirits


BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins defeated the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Tuesday night after acquiring future Hall of Famer Jaromir Jagr, but things took a turn for the worse when center Patrice Bergeron was forced to exit the game.

Bergeron suffered what appeared to be a head injury midway through the second period when he was racing back into the defensive zone and slammed his head into the elbow of Senators forward Colin Greening. He fell to the ice and stayed there for a bit before getting up and leaving for the Bruins' dressing room.

"He's a player that plays a big role on our team," Bruins captain Zdeno Chara said. "He's obviously one of our best players every night, so he was missed since he left the game."

Bergeron did not return, and Bruins coach Claude Julien did not have an update on his status following the game. Julien wouldn't speculate what the team would do if Bergeron is sidelined for an extended amount of time.

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