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Bruins’ Paille, Thornton won’t play Wednesday vs. Montreal

Feb 5, 2013, 5:44 PM EDT

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Boston will be without two of its veteran forwards for a second straight game on Wednesday as both Daniel Paille and Shawn Thornton will be held out of action for a rivalry game against Montreal.

The two Bruins were hurt during last Thursday’s 7-4 loss against Buffalo. Paille took a Tyler Myers high stick to the face (resulting in an eye/face injury) while Thornton suffered a concussion during a first period fight with Sabres enforcer John Scott.

Paille took part in some drills at practice this week, but took himself out of the contact stuff so he didn’t re-injure his eye. Thornton, meanwhile, has resumed skating on his own but has yet to rejoin teammates.

It’s expected that AHL Providence call-ups Jamie Tardif and Lane MacDermid will play for the second straight game — both suited up in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Toronto, with Tardif registering two hits in just over eight minutes of action and MacDermid getting in a pair of scraps with Maple Leafs tough guy Mark Fraser, scoring this victory in the second scrap:

If there’s a silver lining for Paille and Thornton, it’s that they were hurt during Boston’s lightest part of the schedule. The Bruins played on Saturday in Toronto, tomorrow (Wednesday) in Montreal, then won’t play again until Saturday in a home date against Tampa Bay.

  1. elvispocomo - Feb 5, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    You should have mentioned the Sunday game just after being at home to Tampa – it’s an away game with Buffalo.

    • bekay19 - Feb 5, 2013 at 7:11 PM

      what ever that means

      • elvispocomo - Feb 5, 2013 at 7:28 PM

        Uh, the game where both players mentioned in the article were injured? The chance for Boston to exact revenge on John Scott?

        Hello, is anyone home?…home…home…home…Nope, just an echo.

      • drewsylvania - Feb 5, 2013 at 10:37 PM

        It was a fight–you don’t need revenge after a fight where the guy (Thornton) was beat cleanly.

      • hockeyflow33 - Feb 6, 2013 at 1:17 AM

        I don’t think I’ve ever heard of revenge needed for an inadvertent high stick and a team’s fighter losing a fight

      • elvispocomo - Feb 6, 2013 at 7:39 PM

        I’m over-dramatizing of course (isn’t that how you get someone to read these things anyway?) but to think the Bruins weren’t humbled by that last game with Buffalo and don’t want to come back strong the next time they meet is naive.

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