Bergeron in Boston-area hospital since conclusion of Game 6 (Update: Has hole in lung)

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The Bruins held their locker clean-out/break-up day on Wednesday, with one notable exception — Patrice Bergeron.

The Boston forward did not attend the media session, as he has “been under observation at a local hospital since the conclusion of Game 6,” according to the Bruins’ Twitter account.

That Bergeron is under medical watch doesn’t come as a huge surprise, given reports he was playing with a broken rib, torn rib cartilage and a separated shoulder in the last game of the Stanley Cup Final.

What’s more, Bergeron was knocked out of Game 5 and sent to a Chicago-area hospital for observation with what was rumored to be a spleen injury.

Game 6 ended late Monday evening and given it’s now Wednesday morning, the injuries suffered were at least serious enough to keep him overnight in hospital, which begs the question — should Bergeron have played?

Some thoughts from Twitter:

As @FriedgeHNIC points out, there is an information gap on Bergeron. Let’s see why he has been in the hospital. But questions are legit.

UPDATE: Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said Bergeron has a hole in his lung, thus explaining the hospital stay.

“It was a very small puncture (in the lung), but Patrice is fine now,” Chiarelli told CSNNE’s Joe Haggerty.