BOSTON -- Noel Acciari was notable in Monday night’s win over the Buffalo Sabres because he was a fourth line wrecking ball throwing big hits all over the ice.
Unfortunately the fourth line winger didn’t make it through the entirety of the 4-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres, and Acciari had to leave the win just one shift into the third period with what appeared to be a left leg injury. Acciari finished with four hits and a takeaway in his 6:23 of ice time, and twice punished Buffalo defenseman Jake McCabe with big hits, once targeting him against the side boards and the second time watching as the Sabres D-man bounced off him after attempting to take a run at the compact winger.
Claude Julien said he didn’t have an update on Acciari following the game.
“He came off in the third and I haven’t heard anything from that time on,” said Julien following the win over the Sabres.
If Acciari can’t go Tuesday night in Montreal it could open up a spot for Jimmy Hayes to return to the lineup after a couple of healthy scratches, but it will also potentially bust up what’s been a very solid, capable energy line for the Bruins this season. Acciari has two assists and a plus-1 rating in 12 games for the Bruins while topping 10 minutes of ice time per game thus far in his first full NHL season.