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Bruins' Paille to undergo facial surgery

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Boston Bruins forward Daniel Paille will have facial surgery on Wednesday after taking a slap shot in the face during Monday's 6-2 win against the New York Islanders.

"Daniel Paille has been diagnosed with a broken nose and facial lacerations after the injury he sustained in our game Monday night," general manager Peter Chiarelli said in a statement on Tuesday. "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."

Paille took a third-period shot from Islanders defenseman Steve Staios in the face and remained down on the ice before leaving under his own power. He did not return. Much of the damage came from the puck hitting Paille's visor, then cutting his face and nose.
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