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Legend of Patrice Bergeron grows larger

In the hours immediately after his inspirational return to the Bruins’ lineup Monday night, veteran center Patrice Bergeron was hospitalized with a tiny hole in one of his lungs, caused by a fractured rib or by the needle used to inject him as part of a nerve-blocking procedure he required in order to suit up in what turned into Boston’s final game of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs.

On Wednesday morning, 24-plus hours after being admitted to the hospital, Bergeron texted his agent, Kent Hughes, with this terse update:

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