Wonder why Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron had an up and down season? He now admits he was dealing with a sports hernia injury all season. How's that for being tough?

The players me the media yesterday, just a couple of days since being eliminated from the playoffs by Ottawa. Bergy said the injury may require off-season surgery.

Other players revealed their injuries as well. Defenseman Torey Krug's knee issue is a MCL. David Krejci was dealing with a knee injury. Brandon Carlo's issue was a concussion. Adam McQuaid was dealing with a neck =injury.

During the season and playoffs, the team only says an injury is an upper or lower body injury.