BOSTON -- The Bruins suffered a few bumps and bruises during an intensely physical battle with the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday, and had to make a move on Friday to address being down a few bodies.
The Bs recalled veteran AHL forward Jamie Tardif from the Providence Bruins on an emergency basis, and hell travel with the team to Toronto for Saturday nights tilt at Air Canada Centre.
Both Shawn Thornton and Daniel Paille didnt return to Thursdays 7-4 loss to the Sabres after sustaining injuries during the game. The Bruins enforcer went down just a few minutes into the first period after catching several overhand rights from 6-foot-8 Buffalo tough guy John Scott, and didnt return after reporting to the dressing room. Daniel Paille was hit in the facehead with a Tyler Myers high-stick in the closing minutes of the third period that gave Boston a four-minute power play. But Paille headed straight to the Bs dressing room as he was cut open by the stick, and similarly never returned to the game.
Patrice Bergeron (crash into the boards) and Dougie Hamilton (elbow to the face from Drew Stafford) both left the ice briefly for repairs in the dressing room for separate incidents, but were okay to finish the game.
Were banged up like any other game would be, and were going to reassess everything on Friday, said Claude Julien following the loss. You saw guys leave the ice and guys come back so were going to check everything out. Same thing with Dan Paille, were hoping that hes going to be okay.
The 28-year-old Tardif was a part of abbreviated training camp with the Bruins in January, and leads Providence with 21 goals and 30 points in 39 games, with his 21 goals ranking second overall in the AHL this season.