<
>

Denna Laing to receive $200K to aid recovery

BOSTON -- The owners of the Boston Bruins say they will donate at least $200,000 to help Denna Laing, a professional women's hockey player who suffered a spinal cord injury during the Outdoor Women's Classic.

Laing, 24, crashed into the boards at Gillette Stadium in an exhibition the day before the NHL's showcase game on New Year's Day. Her family says she has limited feeling in her arms and none in her legs.

Laing played at Princeton and for the Boston Pride of the National Women's Hockey League. She works as a witness victim advocate at the Essex district attorney's office.

Bruins CEO Charlie Jacobs said the donation is the first step in continuing support for Laing's recovery.