Originally Posted by PatsWin2002
October 27, 2007
Jones issues statement
By Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff
From Randy Jones:
"Words really can't express the way that I feel right now. I am very apologetic for the hit and what I did. It was not intentional. It is something that I have never done before and it is not part of my character. I am extremely sorry. I hope he does OK and everything works out for him. I wish him nothing but the best in his recovery."
There is no update on Patrice Bergeron's condition.
It's hard to give a Flyer the benefit of the doubt in light of the recent dirty play from Philadelphia players, but I agree with Jones. I think he was trying to hit a guy along the boards and take him off the puck. He didn't try to hurt Bergeron.
This is not in the same league as Todd Bertuzzi or Marty McSorely.