The Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens will autograph and auction their game-worn jerseys from Tuesday night’s contest at Bell Centre, with all proceeds going to support Boston Pride forward Denna Laing in her rehabilitation and recovery from the injury she suffered while playing in the Outdoor Women’s Classic on December 31.
The announcement was made jointly by the National Hockey League, the National Hockey League Players’ Association, the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens.
Lang, a member of the new, four-team NWHL, suffered several fractured and shattered vertebrae in the New Year’s Eve game and remains in the hospital.
The 24-year-old was injured when she fell headfirst into the boards after stepping on an opponent’s stick. She and her family have been updating her condition through a website and Facebook page.
The Bruins and Canadiens wore the throwback jerseys for this first meeting between the clubs since the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic. The Bruins jerseys were also worn on January 16, in their 3-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs at TD Garden in Boston.
Each player will sign his game-worn jersey, which will be put up for bid on the League’s official auction site: auctions.nhl.com/DennaLaing. All proceeds from this auction will go to help defray expenses related to Laing’s recovery and rehabilitation.
Bidding will continue through February 11.