WILMINGTON – Daniel Paille was not among the Bruins skating at Ristuccia Rink Friday morning. The former first-round pick was instead resting away the effects of a mild concussion suffered in Thursday’s 2-0 loss to Florida, according to coach Claude Julien.
“He’s going to be out for the time being,” Julien said. “They think it’s a mild concussion, but again, you never know. We’ll take it day by day. He’s feeling a little better today, which is always good news to hear.”
Paille suffered the head injury on a hit from Krystofer Barch in the first period of the loss to the Panthers. Barch was penalized for charging on the play, but Julien said after the game he didn’t think Barch’s hit was dirty.
“It was a clean hit,” Julien said Thursday. “I think it was just how he ended up going down, I guess, or whether it looked like there was almost helmet-to-helmet collision there in slow-motion.”
Paille will not make the trip to Columbus for the team’s showdown tomorrow with the Blue Jackets. Jordan Caron will fill into Paille’s spot on the fourth line, a role he filled earlier in the year when Paille missed games with a broken nose. Caron has a goal and two assists in 12 games played this year.