Sent to Albany (AHL) Nov. 17...Played in 4 straight; made season debut Nov. 11 vs. Wsh. following recall from Alb. that morning...Posted 1g-5a-6pts in 9 AHL appearances…2010-11: Split 3rd N. American season between Alb. & NJD; combined for 69 appearances…Saw action in 38 NHL contests overall, including career-high 24 straight appearances Jan. 26-Mar. 20…Recorded his first career NHL goal in 49th career game Jan. 17 at NYI; posted 1st assist of season Jan. 9 vs. TB…Made NHL season debut Dec. 29 vs. NYR; was recalled from Alb. Dec. 27…Missed 2 games Jan. 22-23 (ill)...Appeared in 31 AHL contests overall, including 2 over 4-day NHL All-Star break assignment…Finished 10th on AHL Devils with 8g-11a-19pts; totals showed season-high 3-game point-scoring streak Nov. 6-10 (2g-2a-4pts), as well as 3 2a efforts.
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