BOSTON (CBS/AP) – The Boston Bruins had a special guest waving the pregame rally flag at Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals Wednesday night.

Richard Donohue, the MBTA officer injured during the April shootout with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects in Watertown, served as the featured banner captain.

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Donohue wore a Bruins jersey with a “Boston Strong” patch. His wife, Kim, wore a memorial card with a picture of MIT officer Sean Collier, who was killed by the bombing suspects.

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Kim made the announcement on her Facebook page on Tuesday:

“I am so excited to announce that Dic has been asked to wave the flag for the Bruins Game 3, Wednesday night! It has been a long 6 weeks with a lot of ups and downs, and it is finally time for Dic to have some fun and get out of a hospital setting, even if for only 1 night! I am so unbelievably proud of my husband and couldn’t be happier that he gets to show his true BOSTON pride! Sean, the first wave of that flag will be for you.”

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Donohue has been recovering at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital since the shootout.

In April, the BPD auctioned off a “Boston Strong 617” Bruins jersey signed by every member of the team. It raised $11,000, with all the proceeds going to the Richard Donohue Fund.

The Bruins currently own a 2-0 series lead over the Pittsburgh Penguins in the series.

Tune in to every game of the Eastern Conference Finals on 98.5 The Sports Hub — the flagship station of the Boston Bruins. Pregame coverage starts 30 minutes prior to every game!

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