Boston Bruins winger Daniel Paille took a vicious slap shot to the face and was forced to leave the game against the New York Islanders in the third period of the B's 6-2 victory on Monday night at TD Garden. Paille may have a broken nose, according to Patrice Bergeron on a postgame television interview.
Paille was set to be examined late on Monday night, according to B's coach Claude Julien.
Paille has played 12 games with the Bruins this season prior to Monday night's game, recording two points on two goals. Paille joined the Bruins in the 2009-10 season, playing in 74 games and registering 19 points (10 goals, nine assists). In 324 games played, Paille has 111 points (53 goals, 58 assists).