Neely: Bergeron 'will have a full recovery'

BOSTON -- Bruins president Cam Neely knows what it’s like to play through pain.

His career was cut short due to a variety of injuries. So when he witnessed what Patrice Bergeron played through in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals against the Chicago Blackhawks, Neely was in awe.

Bergeron suffered a broken rib and torn rib cartilage in Game 5 and separated his shoulder in Game 6 and went straight to the hospital after the game with a punctured lung. He was just released from the hospital Thursday.

“He’s doing well. He’s recovering. I mean, obviously with what Patrice went through to play Game 6 and then what happened to him during Game 6 certainly speaks volumes of Patrice as an athlete, as a human being, who has a compete level we like to have wearing our jersey,” Neely said. “So he’s been a big fabric of our organization for a number of years, and I know he’s recovering and doing well and will have a full recovery.”