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Pacioretty gives back to Montreal hospital

Nov 7, 2011, 3:15 PM EST

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It looks like some good is coming out of Max Pacioretty’s scary injury. The Habs forward who suffered a severe concussion and fractured vertebra on Feb. 8 when he collided with a stanchion at the Bell Centre has created a foundation to raise upwards of $3.5 million that will go towards the purchase of an MRI machine for the Traumatic Brain Injury Centre at the Montreal General Hospital.

“I received great care at the Montreal General Hospital and now that I have fully recovered I want to do my share and give back,” Pacioretty said. “The fact that this new MRI unit has several applications not only for athletes but for concussion patients of all ages, adult and children, is really important. Also, members of the Armed Forces suffering post-traumatic stress syndrome will benefit from this new equipment.”

So if Zdeno Chara or Mark Recchi are looking for a tax deduction…

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