BOSTON (CBS) – Not everything that came out of the Bruins 6-2 win over the Islanders Monday night was good.
A slapshot off the stick of Islanders defenseman Steve Staios in the third period hit B’s forward Daniel Paille in the face, leaving Paille on the ice in pain as blood dripped from his face.
“He’s going to be seen by a specialist tonight,” Bruins coach Claude Julien said after the game. “Obviously a puck hit him in the face, and in the nose area. We’ll probably know more tomorrow, obviously once he’s seen by a specialist.”
On his weekly appearance Tuesday on 98.5 The Sports Hub, Cam Neely said the puck hit Paille in the face shield and the winger suffered no serious injuries.
Neely said Paille could play Thursday against the Oilers, but his official status for the game is up in the air.
“I think he’ll be fine,” Neely said.
Paille, one of the team’s top penalty killers, has 2 goals in 13 games this season.