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Bruins’ Defenseman Ward Expected to Play

Published by on May 12, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Boston Bruins defenseman Aaron Ward is expected to play in tonight's Game Six of Boston's second-round series with the Carolina Hurricanes.

Ward was punched by Scott Walker in the closing minutes of the Bruins' 4-0 victory in Sunday's Game Five.  Ward was feared to have broken an orbital bone, but it appears that is not the case.

Walker, who was fined $2,500 for the punch, had previously stated that he believed an altercation was taking place between he and Ward.

However, Ward said "The moment I saw [Walker's] right hand was when it was about a foot away from my face."  He continued to call the NHL's punishment of Walker "a joke" and called Walker's explanation "a convenient story that the NHL a...

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