Bruins Assistant Coach Taken to Hospital With Flu Before Team’s Playoff Opener

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Boston Bruins
assistant coach Craig Ramsay was taken by ambulance to a Buffalo
hospital where he's been diagnosed with the flu prior to the team's
playoff opener against the Sabres.

Bruins spokesman Matt Chmura said
Ramsay was feeling ill about an hour before the game on Thursday.
Escorted by a Bruins trainer, Ramsay walked under his own power to the
ambulance and driven to Buffalo General Hospital, Chmura said.

Ramsay was not expected to attend the

Assistant Doug Houda, who watches the
game from the press box, was to fill Ramsay's role behind the bench.

Ramsay is in his third season with
Boston. He previously worked as an assistant coach with the Sabres, and
spent his entire 14-year NHL career playing with Buffalo.

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