Bruins earn day of rest, recovery

The Bruins flew directly home after their 1-0 win Saturday night in Toronto and were given Sunday off to get some rest and otherwise enjoy Super Bowl Sunday.

Look for medical updates after Monday’s 10:30 a.m. practice in Wilmington, regarding:

Brad Marchand — The pesky winger banged heavily into the rear boards in the second period at the ACC on Saturday, pressured near the net by defenseman Mike Komisarek and then tripping over Leafs goalie James Reimer near the left post. The Li’l Ball o’ Hate was in obvious pain, apparently with a shoulder injury, but he played one more shift on the Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin line before calling it quits for the night. Greg Campbell moved up from fourth-line center to fill the Marchand void in the third period.


Danny Paille — Grazed with a high stick up around his visor on Thursday night, Paille did not travel to Toronto, his roster spot filled by veteran AHLer Jamie Tardif. Paille is not likely out long-term, but doctors advised keeping him back in Boston to get an extra day or two rest before Monday’s re-evaluation.

Shawn Thornton — The strongman crumpled under the assult of some heavy John Scott punches on Thursday vs. Buffalo and GM Peter Chiarelli announced Friday that the veteran right winger will be out for 7-10 days. Julien’s toughest work in the meantime might be forcing Thornton to pipe down, keep his feet up and do what the doctors tell him.

The Bruins get back to business Wednesday night in Montreal, where defenseman PK Subban has rejoined the Habs mix after recently agreeing to a new two-year contract. The Bolts come to town for a Saturday matinee, and then the Bruins face the Sabres in Buffalo on Sunday night.

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