Bruins’ Bergeron flies home; no hearing for Boychuk

Charles Rex Arbogast/Associated Press

Boston’s Patrice Bergeron and Chicago’s Jonathan Toews are both question marks for Monday’s Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals after neither played in the third period on Saturday.

By Mike Brehm

Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron has been released from the hospital and flew home with his teammates.

Bergeron, the Bruins’ top all-around player, suffered an undisclosed injury during the Chicago Blackhawks’ 3-1 win in Game 5 on Saturday night. He was able to skate only two shifts totaling 49 seconds during the second period.

In the third period, the Bruins announced that he was taken by ambulance to the hospital for observation. He was released Saturday night, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said in a statement.

The Bruins are scheduled to have a media availability on Sunday afternoon.

Game 6 is Monday night at TD Garden. The Bruins trail the Stanley Cup Final 3-2 and will be trying to force a Game 7.

The Bruins know that they will have defenseman Johnny Boychuk available after the NHL looked into his hit against Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews and decided against holding a hearing.

Boychuk didn’t leave his feet on the hit and Toews’ head wasn’t the principal point of contact.

Toews ended up sitting on the bench for the entire third period with what the team called an upper-body injury.

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