Daniel Paille has suffered a mild concussion as a result of a collision with Florida Panthers forward Krys Barch in the first period of last nights 2-0 loss at TD Garden.
Claude Julien said that Paille was feeling better on Friday, but he wont be making the trip to Columbus for Saturday nights game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Paille went down immediately after appearing to absorb the helmet-on-helmet contact and had wobbly legs when he attempted to return toward the bench as his linemates chased after Barch.
He suffered a mild concussion. Hell be out for the time being. They said it was a mild concussion but you never know. Well take it day-by-day, said Julien.
Hes feeling a little better today which is always good to hear. Hes staying home and thats all I have about it.
Jordan Caron will be in the lineup skating with Gregory Campbell and Shawn Thornton, and should be rust-free after stepping in for Tyler Seguin against the Winnipeg Jets earlier this week.
Friday's practice participation/injury report for Monday night's Patriots-Ravens game:
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
WR Danny Amendola (ankle)
TE Martellus Bennett (ankle/shoulder)
DB Jordan Richards (knee)
LB Elandon Roberts (hamstring)
DB Eric Rowe (hamstring)
WR/SpT Matthew Slater (foot)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
TE Crockett Gilmore (thigh)
LB Terrell Suggs (not injury related)
RB Lorenzo Taliaferro (thigh)
C Jeremy Zuttah (not injury related)
G Alex Lewis (ankle)
G Marshal Yanda (shoulder)
Among the reactions to the news that Bobby Valentine was possibly being considered to be the US amassador to Japan in President Donald Trump’s administration was this beauty from Kevin Youkilis.
Valentine famously called out Youkilis early in his stormy tenure as Red Sox manager in 2012. Remember? "I don't think he's as physically or emotionally into the game as he has been in the past for some reason," Bobby V said of Youk at the time.
The Red Sox traded Youkilis to the White Sox for two not-future Hall of Famers, outfielder Brent Lillibridge and right-hander Zach Stewart, later that season.
Youkilis, now Tom Brady’s brother-in-law by the way, had a 21-game stint playing in Japan in 2014 before retiring from baseball.