NHL Donates $200K To Support Denna Laing’s Recovery From Spinal Injury

The hockey community continues to rally behind and support Denna Laing as she recovers from a spinal injury.

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced Saturday that the league is donating $200,000 on behalf of its member teams to help Laing with her recovery.

In addition, Laing’s mother and sisters will be at Sunday’s NHL All-Star Game in Nashville, Tenn., as official guests of the league, according to the Boston Bruins’ Twitter account.

Laing suffered the injury Dec. 31 at the Outdoor Women’s Classic, which was part of the build-up to the 2016 Winter Classic, featuring the Bruins and Montreal Canadiens at Gillette Stadium. Both teams have honored her with video tributes, and jerseys worn from a recent game between the rivals were auctioned off to support her recovery.

Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara also visited Laing in the hospital, and the team and the Jacobs family donated $200,000 to the Denna Laing Fund.

Thumbnail photo via Facebook/@The Denna Laing Team

Thumbnail photo via Boston Pride hockey player Denna Laing

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