Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said Tuesday that forward Daniel Paille will undergo facial surgery on Wednesday after being hit in the face by a slap shot during Monday night's 6-2 win over the New York Islanders, according to NHL.com.
"Daniel Paille has been diagnosed with a broken nose and facial lacerations after the injury he sustained in our game Monday night," Chiarelli said in a statement, according to the website. "He will undergo surgery on Wednesday, November 9 at Mass General Hospital in Boston to repair the injury. Dr. Thomas Dodson will conduct the procedure. Following the surgery, he is expected to be listed as day-to-day."
Early in the third period Monday night, Islanders defenseman Steve Staios took a slap shot from the right point and the puck hit Paille in the face. He fell to the ice and was quickly tended to by team trainers and doctors just inside the blue line near the Boston bench.
After a couple of minutes he was able to skate off on his own and went directly to the locker room, holding a towel over his face. He did not return.
"It was a scary moment," said Bruins forward Milan Lucic. "The puck kind of jumped on Staios and it's one of those times where it's good (Paille) had a face shield on. We saw him before he went for his X-ray and it was good to see him walking around and fine after that. He now has a nose like mine."
Information from ESPNBoston.com's Joe McDonald was used in this report.