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Colborne has broken nose, chipped tooth

09.15.10 at 10:09 pm ET
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BOSTON — Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said after the team’s 5-2 win over Islanders rookies that Joe Colborne had a broken nose and a chipped tooth that it “doesn’t look like” the center suffered a concussion, adding that the team’s first-round choice in 2008 got stitches in two places on his face.

Chiarelli described Colborne as being lucid after taking what was believed to be a Bruins stick to the face more than halfway through the third period. He left the ice bleeding heavily following a play in which Islanders forward Justin DiBenedetto received a five-minute major and game misconduct.

Asked what the play means for Colborne’s prospects of playing in Thursday’s game, Chiarelli didn’t equivocate, saying “my guess is, yeah, he won’t be playing tomorrow.”

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