Update: Pacioretty returns home

According to Renaud Lavoie of RDS, Max Pacioretty has been released from hospital and is back home.

Earlier on Thursday, a a source at the Montreal General hospital, injured Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty was able to leave his hospital bed today and walk around for a little bit.

Pacioretty suffered a severe concussion and a fractured vertebra when he was drilled into the stanchion that separates the two benches at the Bell Centre by Bruins defenceman Zdeno Chara on Tuesday night.


  1. andrewberkshire says:

    Oh I wasn’t suggesting he’d be back soon. In fact if he plays this season I think people should go after the Canadiens organization for negligence. Pacioretty needs to be resting as long as possible.

  2. rated_R says:

    watch at 1:26 where you can see Max Pac who’s not even in the collision path to that stachion until Chara pushes him into it. He gives him no room whatsoever by the positioning of Chara’s skates.

  3. BJ says:

    Bettman is a first class retard. Its time to get those SOB’s out of our sport. If indeed Air Canada pulls out it should be very clear that if there is a carrier replacement they are boycotted.

  4. habitat says:

    That would awesome, maybe he could fall into a partition!

  5. The McJuice says:

    Does Bettman have the balls to show up at the Bell Centre for a game in the future? I sure hope so…

    Quiet Revolution 2: The Pacioretty Protest

    On a related note, any relation between Colin Campbell and Clarence Campbell? Or Satan, maybe?

    Burn the bandwagon.

  6. J.J. of Turku says:

    Finnish section thanks! 🙂

  7. lenny says:

    im so angry and there is nothing we can do….

    I can’t beleive Betman gave the finger to Air Canada….

    I want blood

    I hope Chara get his next game vs the Habs….Mara is the only potential….

  8. Trenton_Romulox says:

    Incredibly great news. All I had heard was that he could move his limbs, not that he could like, fully move them. This is excellent. Man, Patches is one tough son of a gun. I knew I bought his jersey a few seasons ago for a reason. 

  9. J.J. of Turku says:

    Has someone a link to that? Please…

  10. joeybarrie says:

    I found this and wonder if it could possibly that easy????


    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  11. lavie says:

    My eyes in tears… sorry.

    Keep it up, Max, my iron man!

  12. joeybarrie says:

    He clearly read my message.

    I wrote into the Habs website for him, and among other things said “I knew he would be back soon cause they said he apparently broke 3 ribs when the Wiz hit him with the puck, and he healed before the next game”.

    Great news….

    There may be other teams, but only ONE Club De Hockey…

  13. The McJuice says:

    Man, I hope the Habs play the Bruins in the playoffs so they can avenge Max the Martyr.

    Burn the bandwagon.

  14. HabFanSince72 says:

    I found his interview with Bob MzcKenzie really terrific.

    Intelligent, measured, dignified.

    I’m proud that he wears the CH.

    Future captain?



  15. andrewberkshire says:

    Great, great news.

  16. Lafrich says:

    Atta boy Patches!

  17. Julie H says:

    Way to go Patches!!! We are all behind you 🙂

    ♪Your cares and troubles are gone. There’ll be no more from now on. From now on happy days are here again, the skies above are so clear again. So let’s sing a song of cheer again. Happy times, happy nights, happy days are here again♪

  18. shiram says:

    Max is one helluva tough guy, not a goon or a bully, just plain tough, and resillient.

    I am so very glad to hear evey tiny bit of good news surrounding him right now, and I too sent wishes of speedy recovery from the Habs website.

    Keep it up Max, we are all behind you, wishing you best of luck and the speediest of recovery.

  19. SeriousFan09 says:

    We’re with you all the way Max.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  20. Graves says:

    Really awesome news, great to hear.

  21. SPATS says:

    Very happy to hear this, and very happy to hear that Max isn’t rolling over but pointing fingers… It’s all here from a different angle. At 1:24 on this clip    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zq7b6QhVdA&feature=aso   you’ll see the hit from Carey’s pont of view. Very obvious Chara knew where they were on the ice, and who he was engaged with. Even the NESN Bruins commentators acknowledge Chara was in the wrong to finish this check. To say that their history was not a part of this is simply ridiculous. Watch and listen to the NESN guys describe Chara as he’s 3rd man in and hunting for Pacioretty in this video at 1:27     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFX3WaX0Ek  His intention was to get revenge but he’d have to wait another couple of weeks…  you can’t claim it was unfortunate. You meant to do what you did Chara.

  22. dean roberts says:

    absolutely fabulous news! atta boy patches, hard to keep a good man down! keep getting better buddy!

  23. Jay R says:

    Excellent news.  Hopefully, the progress continues to be steady and upwards to a full recovery.

    Every since he took a puck in the chest earlier this season, we saw that he was a tough character.


    25 is a nice round number…waiting patiently

  24. DearyLeary says:

    Get better Max.  We’re all rooting for you.

  25. Thrillhouse says:

    Great news, if true… but maybe on this subject we could stick with things with sources that have actual names, rather than this guy down the street who has a friend who knew something about someone who heard something else purple monkey dishwasher?

    There are people who are concerned with Max, and I feel it’d be extremely inappropriate if something like this turns out not to be true, but gets quoted/requoted nonetheless — especially since doctors were quoted as saying this morning that he’d need to be kept immobilized for quite some time.

  26. Habfan29 says:

    Get well soon patches we are all pulling for you. Get Healthy and come back stronger and better……great news.

  27. CrashTheNetCrashTheNet says:

    Chara would destroy Mara.

    “When I was a baby I wish my first word had been “QUOTE”, then right before I die I could say “UNQUOTE” – Stephen Wright

  28. habitat says:

    Question, educate me here, what does it take to impeach commissioner bettman, and his goons murphy and campbell?

  29. OneTimer says:

    Watch the team rally around Max’s injury and come out stronger than ever…Ooh, what I’d give to face the Bruins in the playoffs and embarass them yet again.

  30. carolinahab says:

    If the report is accurate huge sense of relief that he is on the road to recovery. Patches needs to know that Montrealers will throw a parade just for his grit iron determination and courage. As for Mr. Bettman and his concussion stats I suspect they will attribute this concussion to Patches hitting the turnbuckle without mention of Chara’s meaty forearm or 6’9″ body as the driving force.

    Last note how do Brian Campbells words below not apply in this case.

    When the league rightfully suspended Washington’s Alex Ovechkin for his dangerous shove on Brian Campbell, Colin Campbell told the Washington Post: “If you cause a player to be injured, then you have to be responsible for the play that you’re involved in, if there’s any carelessness or recklessness in it.”

  31. FlyAngler says:

    What an arrogant little SOB Bettman is.

  32. Chuck says:

    Yay! Go get ’em, Max!

  33. habitat says:

    God speed recovery MAX,

  34. andrewberkshire says:

    Dave Stubbs may be right, this kid is made of adamantium. How many times this year has it looked like he was massively injured only to see him take the next shift?

  35. Habs64 says:

    Great news:)

  36. OneTimer says:

    Between him, P.K. and Gorges, there’s lots of good young prospects for future captain of the most storied sports franchise in the world.

  37. Julie H says:

    Thanks for this. Makes me hate Chara even more.

    ♪Your cares and troubles are gone. There’ll be no more from now on. From now on happy days are here again, the skies above are so clear again. So let’s sing a song of cheer again. Happy times, happy nights, happy days are here again♪

  38. FlyAngler says:

    Satan is far more likely.  On another note, Bettman and Murphy are listed on one website as 2nd cousins which presents a rather interesting case of gross nepotism given Murphy’s gross incompetence.

  39. andrewberkshire says:

    No problem!

  40. Trenton_Romulox says:

    He definitely is really tough. Unfortunately, the nature of his injury right now means that no matter how tough he is, it’s going to be a long time before he comes back. But, I think his toughness might be the difference between not coming back at all and being able to come back. If he can possibly make it back to 100%, his toughness and determination will carry him there. 

  41. DrewCareyPriceIsRight says:

    The only hab not afraid of standing in front of the net at all costs even with Wiz’s point shot coming in at full speed.  The kid is tough and also very lucky 🙂

  42. The McJuice says:

    Anyone know where we can get the number of the guy who did Nicolo Rizzuto? Maybe he could take care of Garry for us. 

    Burn the bandwagon.

  43. HalifaxHabs says:

    the Habs, and most teams in the NHL, don’t have anyone in their organization that could come close to challenging him in a straight up fight.

    the only way would cost someone a major suspension.

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