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Paille still game-time decision for tonight

12/13/2011

BOSTON -- Bruins forward Daniel Paille does not have any lingering symptoms from the mild concussion he suffered last Thursday.

He’s passed all the necessary tests, but he’s waiting on the results from neuro-psych test he was given Monday afternoon before it’s decided whether or not he’ll be in the lineup against the Los Angeles Kings Tuesday night at TD Garden.

He participated in the team’s morning skate, and at this point he’ll be a game-time decision.

“I’m not quite sure yet,” he said. “I haven’t been told yet if I’m playing or not.

Paille collided with the Florida Panthers’ Krys Barch early in the first period of the Bruins’ 2-0 loss last Thursday. He was shaken up on the play and did not return. He did not travel with the team to Columbus last Saturday, but was able to practice on Monday.

Besides slamming himself into the boards the last couple of days, Paille has not participated in any contact drills, and according to coach Claude Julien, the Bruins’ forward does not need to clear that hurdle before being cleared to play.

“Not really,” Julien said. “It’s a situation where he was really, really borderline. It was being over cautious more than anything else. He’s passed everything so far.”

Since the Bruins have recalled winger Zach Hamill from the Providence Bruins, Paille said he wouldn’t be surprised if he’s given another day of rest before returning to the lineup.

“I willing to play if they need me,” Paille said.