Daniel Paille took a gruesome hit in the face with a puck off a slap shot in the third period of the Boston Bruins' 6-2 blowout victory over the New York Islanders on Monday night.
Paille was hit with the puck and immediately fell to the ice and began bleeding profusely. Fortunately, Paille was able to get up and skate off the ice to the locker room under his own power. After the game, the Bruins' announced that he would be seen by team doctors and center Patrice Bergeron said he had a broken nose in a postgame interview.
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).