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Source: Patrice Bergeron has concussion

Posted by Steve Silva, Boston.com Staff  May 7, 2011 10:02 AM

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This just in from the Globe's Kevin Paul Dupont via Twitter moments ago: "Not from team, but top source has confirmed [Patrice] Bergeron concussion."

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Bergeron was knocked out early in the third period against the Flyers last night when he was leveled by Philadelphia right wing Claude Giroux.

Looking woozy and glassy-eyed after getting smacked to the ice in the left circle in the Bruins’ zone, the 25-year-old Bergeron gained his feet after a few seconds and skated slowly but deliberately to the bench.

Without stopping, the dogged center, by far the club’s MVP in the postseason, made his way straight to the dressing room — still under his own power — and was not seen for the rest of the night.

Bergeron lost virtually all of the 2007-08 season due to a severe concussion as the result of a hit from then-Flyers defenseman Randy Jones.

Rookie Tyler Seguin, who has yet to take the ice this postseason for the Bruins, may be called on to substitute for Bergeron.

We'll have more from the Globe reporters on this shortly. Follow Kevin Paul Dupont @GlobeKPD and Fluto Shinzawa @GlobeFluto on Twitter.

Material from today's On Hockey was used in this report.

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