Friday, December 9, 2011
Bruins' Daniel Paille has concussion
By James Murphy
WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Boston Bruins forward Daniel Paille suffered a mild concussion from the hit he took from Panthers forward Krys Barch in the first period of the Bruins' 2-0 loss to Florida Thursday night, coach Claude Julien confirmed Friday after practice.
Paille will not make the trip to Columbus for the Bruins game Saturday night.
Paille left the game 2:17 into regulation after trying to get up and skate to the bench, but stumbled back to the ice.
"He suffered a mild concussion," Julien said. "So he's going to be out for the time being and they think it's a mild concussion, but again you never know. So we'll take it day by day and we'll see. He's feeling better today and that's certainly good to hear."
Julien seemed to expect -- just as the medical staff confirmed -- that it was a concussion after watching the replay.
"I saw him stumbling there when he tried to get up and then they went in and tested him, I guess," Julien said. "He had some good things but it wasn't good enough for him to return so that's why they assessed it as a mild concussion for now."
James Murphy covers the Bruins for ESPNBoston.com.