After learning before their game in New Jersey Wednesday night that center Patrice Bergeron was progressing in his recovery from his fourth career concussion that he suffered April 2, the Bruins may have lost another star player to a concussion.
Brad Marchand was hit with an elbow to the head from Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov 15:11 into the second period, with the Bruins leading 4-1. Marchand, who had an earlier assist, left the game and did not return. Volchenkov was given a five-minute major for elbowing and a 10-minute penalty and game misconduct.
With his assist Wednesday, Marchand now leads the team in points with 33 and goals with 16. It would be a huge loss for the Bruins if he were to be sidelined for any length of time.