Bruins forward Daniel Paille has officially been deemed OK to play. His return is just in time for the second round series against the Montreal Canadiens and he’s excited to be back.
“I feel unbelievable right now and I want to continue that throughout this week.”
Paille suffered a concussion during a match-off against the Buffalo Sabres over two weeks ago. Sabres’ Jake McCabe hit Paille in front of the bench and Paille had a hard time getting to his feet to leave the ice. Seeing as it was his third injury of the year, coaching and training staff are being extra careful. Paille thought he could have returned sooner, but agreed that it shouldn’t be rushed:
“Because it’s my third injury this year, there’s a lot more precautions to kind of rule out. I believe I could’ve midway through the last series. I didn’t feel like I had any symptoms/injuries, but there were a lot of precautions and I had to continue with that process. I heard Claude say I felt great after the first day, and I did — there was no question about that. I guess we didn’t want to rush this one.”
Whether or not he’ll be added to the lineup once the series begins is likely, but no definite plans have been released.