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Bruins' Patrice Bergeron released from hospital, rejoins team

June 23, 2013 at 12:52 PM

BOSTON, June 23 (UPI) -- Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron has rejoined the squad after being hospitalized during Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals, the team announced Sunday.

Bergeron, who has nine goals and six assists in 21 playoff games, appeared to be shaken up after coming to a stop behind the net in the second period Saturday's contest against the Chicago Blackhawks, although there was no contact on the play.

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He skated to the bench under his own power and remained there for a short time before leaving for the dressing room.

The Bruins said he had been "taken to a local hospital in Chicago for observation," and Sunday announced he had been released and has rejoined the team.

No reason for the hospitalization or any details of a possible injury were given.

The Bruins fell to Chicago 3-1 Saturday to go down 3-games-to-2 in the series, and now face elimination as the Stanley Cup Finals head back to Boston for Monday's Game 6.

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