Bruins’ first round pick in 2008, Joe Colborne, skated off the ice with the help of his teammates, leaving a trail of blood on the ice to the bench during Boston’s 5-2 rookie’s victory over the New York Islanders.
“It looks like he’s got a broken nose. He took some stitches. There’s a chipped tooth. He’s going to go to the hospital to get checked out.” said Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli in the post game press confernce. “He was in good spirits actually, so I think he’s going to be ok.”
Boston’s Tyler Seguin, who finished the night with 0-2-2, E, and three shots on goal, did in fact see the play.
“One of their guys went to go hit [Lane] MacDermid and I think when he hit, MacDermid’s stick or the other guy’s stick came up and hit him right in the nose. I think it might be broken, but he’s a tough hockey player and he should be back soon.”
Colborne went off the ice midway through the third period and did not return.
Islanders Justin Dibenedetto was called for five-minute major elbowing call on Caron and a game misconduct. This transpired under two minutes after Bruins’ gritty forward Tyler Randell threw down with Islanders first-round draft pick of this year, Nino Niederreiter.
But Chiarelli was told differently.
“I didn’t see the replay. I was told it was our own stick.
“It doesn’t look like it [concussion] based on what they told me now and what I saw.” added Chriarelli. “My guess is he won’t be playing tomorrow”
Boston opens their official training camp at the TD Garden on Friday morning, so only time will tell on how ready Colborne will be.