Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron took some time out of his day to visit injured Norwood hockey player Matt Brown at an Atlanta hospital on Tuesday. The Bruins will be taking on the Atlanta Thrashers and that gave Bergeron the opportunity to see the 15-year-old who suffered a broken neck during a game in Hingham after crashing into the boards head-first.
With him he brought a signed Bruins jersey and the Olympic gold medal he earned with Team Canada. Brown's mother says he is improving in a rehab center and has also regained some feeling and has movement in his upper body.
Bergeron has dealt with numerous injuries in his career and knows how Brown feels.
"I have been through similar stuff and I know it is tough to sometimes stay positive," Bergeron said. "You get frustrated. It is something that I want to share with him and I am excited to go see him and his family. We prepared a little bag of stuff to remind him about Boston a little bit. Some movies, some stuff from different professional teams in Boston, some clam chowder and stuff like that. I hope he is going to like it and it is going to be fun to first meet him and see how he is doing."