Entering their second round series with the Montreal Canadiens, the Bruins will be getting a boost to their lineup, as forward Daniel Paille is back in the lineup for Thursday’s Game 1.
Coach Claude Julien said before the game that Paille was a game-time decision, but the forward took to the ice for the pregame skate and was deemed good to go.
Paille suffered a concussion on a hit by Buffalo’s Jake McCabe in the second-to-last game of the regular season that knocked Paille to the ice and he was taken out of the game. It was his third concussion of the season.
Paille missed the final regular season game against New Jersey and all five of the Bruins’ opening round games against Detroit, but was cleared the play before Round 2 got underway and will suit up on the fourth line with Gregory Campbell and Shawn Thornton.
In Paille’s absence, Jordan Caron has been playing with Campbell and Thornton, scoring a goal in the Bruins’ Game 3 win in Detroit.