The magnitude and variety of injuries that Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron played through are starting to make Gregory Campbell’s broken leg seem like a stubbed toe.
Already established: Bergeron suffered through a broken rib, torn cartilage and muscle tissue and a separated shoulder, which he injured during Monday night’s Game 6 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.
GM Peter Chiarelli confirmed on Wednesday that doctors found Bergeron had a small puncture in his lung.
Bergeron was taken to the hospital following Game 6, where they discovered the hole in his lung. The team was unclear as to when or how the lung was punctured, though it was likely from a needle as a means of freezing the cartilage or from his broken rib.
According to Coach Claude Julien (via Kevin Paul Dupont), he wasn’t told of Bergeron separated shoulder until after 3-2 loss to the Blackhawks, and the lung puncture wasn’t ID’d until Bergeron was in the hospital after the game.
So by the end of Game 6, Bergeron had broken bones, a separated joint, torn muscles and a punctured organ.
And then he shook the hands of the men who did all of that to him.
So, in summary: Hockey.