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After last night’s 4-3 Boston Bruins loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs from the Air Canada Center in Toronto, Ontario, multiple reports are coming out that after the game B’s forward and assistant captain Patrice Bergeron was seen leaving the area in a walking boot on his right foot. Many are saying the injury could be part of a shot-blocking effort during the game that didn’t get revealed until after the game when his right skate was taken off. Also, have to mention his efforts leaving the ACC last night were not assisted by crutches of any sort.
The 32-year-old Bruins veteran has played in 953 career National Hockey League games with Boston and with 54 points in 54 games this season is on track to break his career-high of 73 points he accrued in his second full professional season in 2005-06 with 24 games remaining in the current 2017-18 campaign. The Bruins are set to play the Buffalo Sabres today at 5 pm from the Key Bank Center in Buffalo, New York. No reports as of yet have come out about Bergeron’s participation today against the Sabres who are last in the Eastern Conference and are 4-4-2 in their last ten games.
Bergeron leads the team in goals with 27 and is second in points behind long-time linemate Brad Marchand who leads the team with 57 points and is another Bruin who could break his career high of 85 points he earned in 2016-17 and with 24 games remaining in the 2017-18 schedule could surpass that feat. Regardless a player like Bergy will be heavily missed because of his constant leadership and an outstanding two-way game that could land him a record-breaking fifth Selke Trophy after this season but has also been heavily discussed as a top Hart Trophy candidate.
Below are some tweets related to this news from last night
Ominous sight: Bergeron leaves ACC with right leg in walking boot/cast. No crutches.
— Kevin Paul Dupont (@GlobeKPD) February 25, 2018
If it’s true Patrice Bergeron injury came from a blocked shot, it’s likely a hairline fracture in the foot. Out minimum 3 weeks, probably 6. The walking boot indicates injury did not occur on an area where the bone is being pulled by a muscle, so that part is good news. https://t.co/19eEhebVRC
— NurseCorrina (@CorrinaNurse) February 25, 2018
Patrice Bergeron leaves #Bruins dressing room wearing walking boot on right foot/leg.
— Mike Zeisberger (@Zeisberger) February 25, 2018
I don’t think anyone in the NHL can play through injury more than Patrice Bergeron. That said, if the situation is him needing a little time now to recover, I’d rather that than having him hurt in the playoffs.
That said, no point in speculating on what’s going on.
— Brandon Share-Cohen (@BShareCohen) February 25, 2018
Patrice Bergeron departed the ACC with his foot in a boot cast, an apparent shot block injury that didn’t reveal itself until after the game.
— Lance Hornby (@sunhornby) February 25, 2018