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As Expected, Savard Done For The Season

BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that forward Marc Savard has been placed on long term injured reserve and will miss the remainder of the 2010-11 regular season and playoffs, should the Bruins qualify.

Savard sustained a concussion during the Bruins/Avalanche game on Saturday, January 22, his second concussion in 10 months (first occurred March 7, 2010 at Pittsburgh). Savard played his first game of the 2010-11 season on December 2 after missing the season’s first 23 games with post-concussion symptoms. In 25 games this year, Savard registered two goals and eight assists for 10 points.

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Marc Savard Talks Today

BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli, Head Team Physician Dr. Peter Asnis and forward Marc Savard will hold a press conference at 2:00 p.m. ET at the TD Garden

The press conference will be streamed live on BostonBruins.com and broadcast live on NESN.

All reports are Savard will not play again this season.  I guess we will have to wait for the press conference to hear about his future as a player in the game.

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Applauding Andrew Ference

from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun,

The league needs more players like Andrew Ference.

While stodgy, old-school hockey logic suggests the Boston Bruins defenceman was being a bad teammate for suggesting Dan Paille’s maiming of Raymond Sawada was “a bad hit,” the reality is he’s being refreshingly honest and progressive with his frank assessment.

“It’s not about throwing a guy under the bus,” Ference told the Sun.

“It’s about being honest with guys, and if you have a strong room, you can call a spade a spade. I talked to the coach about it, and the only way to be honest about it is to switch jerseys. If it was Bergie (Patrice Bergeron) who got hit, how would we look at it?”


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Afternoon Line

“We felt [Paille] tried to square up and circle around, and in fact if you look at the footage at one point he was two or three feet ahead of the player, then circled back.  Whether the hit was in the danger zone, that lateral blind spot, it probably was. But I really felt that he tried to circle back and get square to the player and get in front of him. I thought it was a little stiff. I thought maybe one or two games.”

- Boston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli on the “stiff” suspension Daniel Paille received for his hit on Raymond Sawada.  More from Douglas Flynn of NESN.

I’ve posted the video below in case you missed it or want to review it again.

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Paille Gets Four Game Suspension

BOSTON - The NHL handed Daniel Paille a four game suspension for his hit on Raymond Sawada during the Bruins 6-3 win over the Dallas Stars on Thursday.

added 12:04pm,

TORONTO (February 4, 2011) – Boston Bruins’ forward Daniel Paille has been suspended for four games and will forfeit $23,118.28 as a result of delivering an illegal check to the head of Dallas Stars’ forward Raymond Sawada in NHL game #770, last night, the National Hockey League announced today.

    “Paille delivered a lateral hit where the principal point of contact was his opponent’s head,” said Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations Mike Murphy. “Additionally, the injury suffered by the Dallas player was a factor in this decision.”

    The incident occurred at 8:39 of the second period and Paille was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct under Rule 48 for Illegal Check to the Head.

    Paille’s fine is based on his average annual salary and is calculated under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

    Paille will miss the Bruins next four games—Feb. 5 vs. San Jose, Feb. 9 vs. Montreal, Feb. 11 vs. Detroit and Feb. 13 at Detroit. He is eligible to return Feb. 15 vs. Toronto.

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Morning Line

“I mean it’s a bad hit, right? That’s what they’re trying to get rid of and you can’t be hypocritical about it when it happens to you, and say it’s fine when your teammate does it. It’s a hit they’re trying to get rid of. I mean you hear it from every player after they do it, they feel bad, and same thing, I talked to Danny and he feels bad. It’s tough, that backchecking forward, to make those kind of hits, it’s so hard to do it in a clean fashion, with the new rules. It is what it is. He hurt the guy, and I’m sure he’ll have a conversation.”

-Andrew Ference of the Boston Bruins talking about the Paille hit (watch it).  Quote via Andrew’s Stars Page at ESPN Dallas.

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Video- Paille Hit Tonight

Daniel Paille received ten and a match penalty for this hit on Raymond Sawada tonight.

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Video- Hope You Didn’t Miss The First Four Seconds Of The Stars/Bruins Game

Three fights in the first four seconds, all received five for fighting.

note 9:03pm, replaced the original video…

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Afternoon Line

“He still has some symptoms. It hasn’t totally disappeared.  We’ll let the medical people deal with him when he gets back. Hopefully for his sake, not the team’s sake, but more for his sake that he gets better.

“It’s important for the individual here that he takes care of himself. The organization, medical staff, upper management and everybody has always done the right thing as far as that’s concerned, and that won’t change.”

-Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien on Marc Savard, via Joe McDonald of ESPN Boston.

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Goalies Thomas, Ward Square Off in Fastest Skater + Quotes from the Red Carpet

I thought I was totally joking when I asked a couple of All-Star goalies how they would feel about a goaltender’s fastest skater competition. But last night’s first overall pick in the NHL’s inaugural All-Star Fantasy Draft, Carolina’s Cam Ward, let the cat out of the bag that tonight, my little joke would indeed become a reality as part of this year’s SuperSkills.

“Rumor is that I’m going to be doing that tonight,” Ward said. “I hope my legs don’t turn to jelly and I don’t bite it into the corner or anything like that.”

His opponent?

“I think I’m going up against Tim Thomas.”

Boston and Carolina fans have since endured some heart palpitations, I’m sure.

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