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Bruins’ Paille has concussion-like symptoms

Dec 16, 2013, 5:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 19: Danielle Paille #20 of the Boston Bruins and John Carlson #74 of the Washington Capitals fight for a loose puck during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 19, 2012 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/NHLI via Getty Images) Getty Images

When we last checked in on Bruins forward Dan Paille, he was being sent back to Boston with an undisclosed injury.

Today, we learned a bit more about his early return home from the Bruins’ recently concluded road trip.

“Dan has been evaluated. He came to us when we first got to Calgary and talked about not feeling well,” coach Claude Julien said, per CSN New England. “Once he got evaluated by our trainers it looked like concussion symptoms. So we sent him home to be evaluated by our doctors with what he’s had. It was an unfortunate thing that we found out in the last minute, so we scrambled to get a player out [to Calgary].

“The first thing we did, though, is send him home to get taken care of.”

Paille has three goals and two assists in 30 games. At the moment, there’s no timetable for the 29-year-old’s return. It hasn’t been reported how he suffered the injury. He did have a “mild concussion” in December of 2011.

  1. montrealbbr - Dec 16, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Boston will probably try to find some way to blame Montreal or Pittsburgh for this one!

    • terrier92 - Dec 16, 2013 at 6:09 PM

      20 years and counting

    • pete387 - Dec 16, 2013 at 6:19 PM

      No, because Bruins’ fans don’t look for conspiracies, unlike other fan bases.

      • c9castine - Dec 16, 2013 at 6:58 PM

        thats bs.

    • shortsxit34 - Dec 16, 2013 at 8:35 PM

      I’ll bet anybody $100 that this is habsman. Between the Thornton and Lucic threads, he has literally 10 posts like this that don’t add a single thing to the discussion

  2. govtminion - Dec 16, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    Who is left playing for this team right now? Last guy to the IR list turn out the lights!

    • Moop - Dec 16, 2013 at 8:51 PM

      If they call up another player from the AHL, 1/3 of their active roster will have played most of the season in Providence.

    • nunan - Dec 16, 2013 at 10:38 PM

      Ya so who is out? McQuaid, Hamilton, Paille, Thornton, Kelly, Eriksson…hopefully Iggy is fine to play, mangled finger and all.

      • govtminion - Dec 16, 2013 at 11:15 PM

        I haven’t heard that he’ll miss time, but man that looked heinous.

        On the other hand, if you’re in a locker room with Patrice Bergeron, and you know all of what was ailing him during the Finals last summer, you probably can’t miss time with a hurt finger and still have self-respect.

  3. dropthepuckeh - Dec 16, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Montrealbbr= habsman = greenmtboy

    So much energy wasted on his anger…

    • govtminion - Dec 16, 2013 at 11:22 PM

      I’ll never understand people like that, whether it be hate towards Boston, Pittsburgh, Chicago, whatever- just enjoy hockey, people. I’m a B’s fan, and I have nothing but respect for the rivalry with teams like Toronto and Montreal- I look forward to those games because they’re fun. Life is too short to spend trolling the other fan base.

      • drone501 - Dec 17, 2013 at 12:39 AM

        how bout we blame this on matt cooke.

      • drone501 - Dec 17, 2013 at 12:44 AM

        i know what you mean. pens fan but i don” think anyone outside of pittsburgh has had anything positive to say bout the pen, either theyre dirty, cheap shot artist or all of the above. ive been that way myself but like you say, sit back and enjoy the games because most of all the other teams in the league aren’ altar boys either if you watch the evening hi lites.

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