Pittsburgh Penguins center Nick Bonino played through broken leg in Game 2

By The Sports Xchange  |  June 12, 2017 at 3:49 PM
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Pittsburgh Penguins forward Nick Bonino admitted he played through a broken leg during Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Bonino sustained the injury after he was on the receiving end of a slapshot from Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban in the first period. Bonino returned to play in the second and third periods, finishing the night with 16:06 of ice time.

"A little bit crazy, yeah," Bonino told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on Sunday. "The tibia was cracked all the way through. I think people assumed when I tried (to skate), it was getting better, but it was getting worse. I just wanted to see if there was one chance to do it, we would try. Put a lot of medicine into it and wasn't able to push off like I wanted to."

Bonino was unable to play in Games 3-6, however the Penguins posted a 2-0 victory in the final contest to capture the franchise's fifth championship.

The 29-year-old, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent in July, collected four goals and three assists in 21 postseason games. He scored 18 goals and set up 19 others in 80 regular-season contests.

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