Bergeron fought through broken rib, separated shoulder


With the 2013 Stanley Cup Final over, the injury updates are going from humorously vague to mostly honest.

With that, we now know that Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron was dealing with broken ribs (with torn cartilage) and a separated shoulder,’s Joe Haggerty reports.

Update: Tyler Seguin told’s Shawn Roarke that Bergeron also had some kind of nose injury (broken perhaps)? So maybe “body” injury really was appropriate?

The 27-year-old gutted out Game 6, although it was clear that he wasn’t at 100 percent. Impressively, he logged 17:45 minutes of ice time, so it’s not like Claude Julien kept him stapled to the bench.

Naturally, he wasn’t the only injured player. Joel Quenneville admitted that Jonathan Toews got his “bell rung” while’s Tracey Myers reports that a disc in Marian Hossa’s back was hitting a nerve, causing some numbness in one of his legs.

There are likely to be more injury revelations in the next hours-to-days, but the mantra holds true once more: hockey players are really tough.

Panthers’ Crouse is going back to junior

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Lawson Crouse is going back to junior. The big 18-year-old winger confirmed it today on Twitter.

Crouse was drafted 11th overall in June by the Florida Panthers. Despite the club’s belief that Crouse could make “an immediate impact” on the roster, he finished the preseason with just two shots and one assist in three games.

Crouse will return to the OHL’s Kingston Frontenacs, with whom he’ll look to improve on his modest point totals from last season.

“I don’t think there’s any pressure on the kid,” coach Gerard Gallant said last week. “If he doesn’t make the team this year he goes back to junior … and will have a lot of success.”

Yes! Jagr’s bringing back the mullet

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The greatest mullet in sports history is making a comeback.

According to the Miami Herald’s George Richards, Jaromir Jagr says he’s bringing back the party in the back.

“I have to,” Jagr, 43, said.

Jagr’s teammate with the Florida Panthers, goalie Roberto Luongo, appears to have been the lead lobbyist in all this.

Anyway, this is fantastic.