NEW YORK -- Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference has been suspended for one game for an illegal check to the head of Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovski during Game One of the teams' Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series in Boston on Wednesday, May 1, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred at 10:03 of the first period. No penalty was assessed on the play.
There's no discouragement in that room. There's no issues there at all to be honest with you. It's more about, 'Hey, it's opportunities for players.' And if we become that bad of a team because of one player, it's not a real good sign for our hockey club. So this is part of sports. It's part of hockey.
— Bruins coach Claude Julien on the loss of Zdeno Chara to injury