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BUCHAREST, Romania (AP)Steaua Bucharest defender George Galamaz has been released from a hospital after sustaining a broken right cheekbone when a fan punched him during a Romanian league game.
The Military Hospital in Bucharest released Galamaz late Monday after 15 hours of treatment and tests. Steaua says the player will be sidelined for 45 days.
The Petrolul Ploiesti fan who ran onto the pitch and punched Galamaz, identified as 26-year-old Dragos Petrut Enache, was formally arrested late Monday on charges of committing a violent act and disturbing public order. He was ordered jailed for 29 days pending trial.
After Galamaz was hit, teammates knocked the fan to the ground and began beating and kicking him before he was whisked away by security staff. Two players received red cards for their conduct.
The match between Petrolul and visiting Steaua was later abandoned in the first half after home fans threw flares onto the pitch. Steaua was leading 2-0.
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BRIGHTON, Mass. -- Brandon Carlo enjoyed about as good a game as one could possibly hope for in his preseason debut earlier this week.
The 19-year-old was smooth and poised with the puck on his stick, and picked up an assist when Danton Heinen redirected his point blast to the back of the net. He was also a little dirty, mean and nasty in his own end throwing bodies around in front of the net, and at one point taking a penalty call when he was a little overzealous throwing an opponent down in the crease.
So the 6-foot-5 prospect gave a pretty good glimpse into what he can offer at his best, but the youngster also knows it will keep getting more and more difficult as the games get closer to the end of the preseason.
“In that first game I felt like I was doing a lot of really good things. I was moving the puck well, playing well and doing all of the things that I wanted to do. So I’m really excited to build on that opportunity. I feel like I started myself off well, but it’s about building throughout the camp to reach your main goal at the end,” said Carlo, who may be in line for top pair duties again on Friday night after skating in that role in his first game. “Throughout camp I got three games last year, and I noticed that with each game the action got harder and faster. So I’m ready for that. I feel like it’s going to be a lot of fun out there. I’m ready for the speed, and I’m ready for the physicality. I’m ready for everything.”
Carlo will again team with veteran puck-mover John-Michael Liles on Friday night in a road exhibition game against the Detroit Red Wings, and both he and the Bruins will be looking for him to build on that first outing’s promise. If the youngster can keep it up then the Bruins will have a really difficult choice on their hands with seven D-men already signed to NHL contracts ahead of the young prospect types, so Carlo would have to displace somebody.
But that’s another problem for another day, and will require young Carlo to keep impressing on people , and being extremely hard to play against, when the Bruins take the ice against the Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on Friday night.